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Doc Mishler and friends

Doc Mishler last rode the coast road fifteen years ago with the two horses pictured on the right: Chief Free Spirit and Keep The Faith. At that time, Doc trotted from Montana to Washington D.C., by way of California, after surviving a cancer diagnosis and its treatment and reading the book, How Then Shall We Live, a text that weighs the question, “How shall I live, knowing I will die?”

What was then a personal journey to celebrate life after beating a terminal diagnosis is now a ride to raise our awareness of hunger, in particular regard to starving children.  Doc says, “There are children in the world who are so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of food.”

This ride is Doc’s mission. For more information about his church community, please stop him on his way south along Highway 1.

Doc can use a place to board his horses each night, so stop to offer your place when you see him.  Today he’ll depart Pescadero to travel to Santa Cruz, then on to Monterey, and then El Sur Grande, a day’s ride southbound until San Diego, where he will then head east-northeast to D.C.

This post written by Anneliese Agren

Darn if those seasonal coastal hazards don’t wreck havoc on the rest of us. Reported in the Register-Pajaronian, (and try repeating that three-times-fast), is this bit of news:

Brussels sprouts spill blocks Highway 1
Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2008

A sudden braking movement led to a hefty spill of freshly harvested Brussels sprouts Wednesday on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz.

Officer Grant Boles of the California Highway Patrol said the driver, a 41-year-old Salinas man, was traveling southbound on Highway 1 north of the La Fonda over-crossing at 10:50 a.m. when he braked hard for slowed traffic.

That action snapped a brace of the agriculture flatbed rig and pitched six boxes of Brussels sprouts over the freeway.

Boles said that the CHP had to close the southbound lanes for short period of time to allow for cleanup. The incident created extensive backups. No injuries were reported.


(Published in 11/6/08 edition)


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