The final feature of our road trip was visiting Ellen in Sacramento. After a leisurely and nauseating (Esther) drive past Berryessa dam we met Ellen at her school as students were dismissed. It was good to see the buildings and people who are often in her stories. We ate at a restaurant on the river in 'Old Sac' By evening the 100 degrees had cooled off for a comfortable walk. We grateful to share the evenings' lodging with Ellen's 'kids' Charlie, Ebony and Princess.