I'm about 80% sure I'm retiring at the end of the year. With the plant closing and my industry taking a death spiral, I'm hardpressed to think of an reason to stay. Once we take our next pay cut in October to pay for our medical, that will be enough nonsense for me.
Besides, Marie asked me the other day about going to Death Valley next spring to see the flowers. Can't spend a month in Shoshone if I'm working.
This is in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in redwood country. We continued south on SH-9 and drove through some pretty countryside. Gas was even under $4 a gallon right in town. We saw more than one sportbike and moto getting gas.