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early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

missing highway


almost 9 years ago my wife she and i took the pacific highway or highway one from san francisco where our two sons were living at the time down to santa barbara where my wifes shes family lived

we drove down to monterey where we spent three days
the main attraction for us well for me at monterey was the aquarium
i could have spent a week there

i know ms b and mr hudson and mr n would be mesmerized by the aquatic animals
i know i was
i know i am every time i go to an aquarium

one of the most curvy parts of the road is big sur
as we were driving along that curvy road all i thought was 
i wonder how many people have gone off the edge
since its so beautiful that you want to just look out over the ocean
way way down to the crashing surf
there are no guard rails

a few years later some family with two i guess crazed parents
drove their car off the road over the cliffs down to the surf
they never found out why they did it

if you are afraid of heights or afraid of being on a cliffs edge
then the big sur pacific highway highway one is not for you

now i drove all the way since i get motion sickness so easy if i don't drive
i had to watch the road but i did manage to look at the beaches and ocean a lot

just real carefully when i glanced over

sometimes when we would drive back from ucla after my infusion we would drive the pacific highway through malibu and along the coast coming out at oxnard or ventura
i could never figure out which town we were in 

its beautiful at that end of the pacific highway

last time just a short time after we drove down this coast like the same day 
the highway collapsed and fell in the ocean 
last week after all that rain
all those mudslides
as shown in the video above
the pacific highway just slid down into the ocean
luckily no one fell through that giant hole

i wondered what it would feel like to speed down the pacific highway 
around those curves looking out over the ocean 
if youve drove the pacific highway in this area you know what i mean
all of a sudden there it is 
like bammmmmmmmmmm
that giant hole
comes into your view

it would be a  thelma and louise moment for sure

i wondered
how in the heck do they fill that giant hole back up 
make that highway beautiful again 

the organicgreen doctor

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