OK, so I woke up every 14 minutes for the past three hours wondering if it was Zero Hour yet. Turns out we’re just in range of Milpitas’ new free WiFi network (take that $10-a-day hotel internet ripoffs!)

Next stop, Kingman, Ariz. Why does California have to be so damn long?

I think I’ve done enough rambling about the meaning of life in the Golden State and the ugly turn the newspaper biz has taken. If I’m feeling energetic and not too dusty from the road, I’ll try to post nightly updates from motels along the way.