Ibn Jubayr 10 p.m., July 29
Stuck in a rut atop Otay Mountain, San Diego, CA. Drifted into this rut while off-roading in a 10-ton tractor... I was looking over my left shoulder at a dirt spur road, and I rolled at low speed into this rut. Took my nephew, his friend and I three hours to dig ourselves out, as the tractor was hard aground on stony sun-baked dirt. Best lesson I ever imparted to my nephew: self-sufficiency in the field.
Posted March 26, 2011