The weather forecast for Truckee included a 100 percent chance of rain tomorrow, so I decided to leave Sebastopol today and beat the mountain weather (nonetheless, a few sprinkles hit my windshield as I came down from Donner Pass). I am now in Reno and have checked in to my motel. It looks like it should be a relatively quiet room, well away from the street, in a building behind the lobby and swimming pool.
There are still several feet of snow on the ground in the Sierras, above 5000 feet. Reno, after a relatively (by recent standards) wet winter, is a greener shade of dry. You can see snow covered mountains.
Reno isn’t as friendly for vegans as it was last time I was here, a few years ago. I’ve found my way to House of Mexica; I am hypersensitive to onions, peppers, and cilantro, so I made this choice with some trepidation, but I got a burger that was entirely decent.
I’m no fan of polls now that the response rate is something like nine percent. But they obviously still have an impact as we can see with the Telegraph leading with a panic about the Tories possibly getting drummed out of office for failing to deliver Brexit. While an election that could produce such a result has yet to be called, backbenchers continue to maneuver, looking for a way—it looks like they just might find it—to call another vote of confidence in Theresa May.
Edward Malnick and Christopher Hope, “Tories face 60 seat loss amid Brexit backlash as ‘Corbyn bound for No 10,’” Telegraph, April 13, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/13/tories-face-election-wipe-party-course-lose-60-seats-hand-corbyn/
- Edward Malnick and Christopher Hope, “Tories face 60 seat loss amid Brexit backlash as ‘Corbyn bound for No 10,’” Telegraph, April 13, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/13/tories-face-election-wipe-party-course-lose-60-seats-hand-corbyn/↩