So here I sit in the Super 8 motel, off the 80 freeway west of Sacramento. The town of Dixon is flat, and barren, with only the usual roadside stores and restaurants. I'm surprised I can't find a Stucky's. Or a Waffle House, because that's the type of area this is.
But, it's the only, or one of the only places near the campus of UC Davis. So it's the place where I get to spend the night, complete with the sounds of the highway trucks in the distance.