Getting to the Aiki Retreat

This will be brief, because I’m wiped out, and morning comes early! I had a few adventures on the way up, saw a lot of California, met up with a few friends, and all in all had a great trip north. It was 479.9 miles, door to door.

On the way I listened to The Four Agreements, and The Mastery of Love, both by Don Miguel Ruiz. Toward the end of the trip, coming over Pacheco Pass, I listened to Kate Wolf, in particular her song “Pacheco / The Red Tailed Hawk.”

Tonight’s brief class was taught by Nadeau Shihan and Doran Shihan. Back on the mat at 9:30 in the morning. More like 9:00, because I need more warming up than is done in class.

I thought I might have over-packed, but no, I have used almost everything I brought already. My room is tiny, but comfy. Time to try out the bed.