followup: up at 5am! (river rafting) … river.html It was rather fun and I’d definitely do it again. We’ll probably go again next month. We’re debating on how to do it though. Some want to do a class 4, but I’m arguing to do a class 3 without a guide. Hopefully, they give us our refund – we initially scheduled 5 people and only 4 went and also rented 5 wetsuits and only needed 3, so we’ll see what happens. If we don’t get the refund or credit, we might not go to the same place again. After rafting, we stopped by downtown Sacramento on the way home. Just to take a stroll around the capitol and stop by a coffee shop for a pastry/coffee and conversation for a break away from driving. Among other things we talked about, I remembered talking about genetically modified food – how it may not be fully tested, etc. I guess there’s a couple arguments for and against it. Growing corn that the bugs won’t eat might be cool so we can have more food for ourselves, but who knows? Maybe the bugs know better not to eat the corn for one reason or another. Then again, this might be a good thing as we can grow more food for less money and we can feed more people with it. It may disturb the ecosystem a bit though – perhaps creating an imbalance. When they took the wolves out of Yellowstone park because they were killing a lot of elk, they created in imbalance where all of the water was being drinken and grass was being eaten. Bring the wolves back brought back some balance. For dinner, we headed to a restaurant called Prasand. ( It was pretty good – had a bread basket, some naan and Chicken Tikka Masala Curry. I’d recommend the restaurant – I went with Indians and they thought it was good and authentic. It was good for my taste buds as well. Our dinnertime conversation included of some talk about some of the art on the wall. I asked about one of them similar to this one:
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From that, I got the brief version of the story about Krishna and Arjuna. The Legend of Bagger Vance was actually a book based on that story. Cool stuff. Was exhausted – went home, showered and went to bed.]]>

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