One problem with staying in motels is that sometimes you have noisy neighbors. Last night we had a guy next door yelling at his kid to “lie down and go to sleep!” because the kid was bawling his head off. This father of the year actually told the kid that if he didn’t stop crying they’d all leave and he’d be left there alone. I can’t imagine why that threat didn’t lull the kid to sleep. Anyway, the weather was nice this morning as we left Newport. We were riding on busy highway 101 most of the day, but I didn’t notice the traffic too much. I guess the shoulder was wide enough to give me some peace of mind.