Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Too much going on, as you know. We started off in SF on Friday for a medical appointment and great views from up on the 6th floor of a building on Parnassus. We left the city via the women workers collective of BioFuel Oasis which ended up last in this feed. The cost is $3.89 for a gallon of B-99 but it is worth it to support their efforts and to get a new bumpersticker, "Biodiesel- No War Required." On the way, past the delta, we came on a huge field of wind turbines spinning baby spinning.
Oh, if wishes were horses there would be a lot of us beggars riding!
So for Saturday and Sunday we skied above Caples Lake on the Kirkwood cross country trails. Neither of us had forked out money to go up into this country before and it was beautiful. The first day we were scambling up on progressive granite slab points and the second day it was open park land and great scenic vistas. Clear air, clearing spirit, no people.

We have hit 50,000 miles in the VV since we've owned it. Most of that has been on straight veggie oil, some on various blends of bio-diesel and far less on straight diesel.
The world welled up almost immediately. We came back down through Minden and caught the movie OCEANS. It let my grief swim right back in. Then the news from Guatemala of Pacaya spewing and Agatha sweeping death and suffering. Then the afront of the IDF invading the material aid convoy to Gaza and the shock of that and finally the slow thrum of crude oil spreading in the Gulf... A meditation for all these thoughts filling in the space, the space opening and providing more space all of it a big jumbo sized pain where the pain lives on and on... This is memorial day. The needless losses of war, of poverty, of inadequate attention to needs..

Peace to you in the darkness and in the light. Keep trying and we will too.


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