4th S. Cafe & Bakery in Orland, CA

Once in a while, you come across a really good restaurant. When you do, it is important to let others know about it – share the wealth, as they say. Well, I ate at a really good “cafe” yesterday and have to give praise.

The 4th S. Cafe & Bakery in Orland, CA is a great place to eat breakfast or lunch. The food is good, there is lots of it. It is wholesome and healthy faire. Breakfast is served all day. The jelly was served in glass cups!

Orland is located on Interstate 5 about 90 miles north of Sacramento. A crow would fly due west from Chico! The address is 824 4th Street, Orland, CA 95963. From I-5 take the Newville Rd/Hwy. 32 exit. Head east about 1/2 mile and turn right on 4th Street. They are two blocks down on the right hand side, across from the Orland Post Office.

If you are driving on I-5 in central California in the morning hours and feel hungry, do take the time to find this great cafe. When we were there, a group of County Sheriff deputies were too. You know they know where the good eats are to be found!

I rate it 5/5 stars and I recommend the Veggie Lover’s Omelet!  

States that Discriminate

I love my state — California. We have an Assembly Bill AB 1887 that prohibits state sponsored travel to 8 states that have passed laws discriminating against various classes of people. I think more states should follow suit, to put pressure on these backward, mean state governments.

This list is here to help me remember to not vacation in these states and to minimize travel time if we must travel through them on the way to somewhere else.

• Alabama
• Kansas
• Kentucky
• Mississippi
• North Carolina
• South Dakota
• Tennessee
• Texas

Some day, hopefully, these states will change their laws and support all people.

Fastest Route With Multiple Stops

Read this interesting article from Huffington Post – 27 Mar 2015

If you thought planning a road trip in the U.S. was hard, try planning one for Europe.

Randy Olson, the brilliant Ph.D. candidate who recently planned the best way to road trip across America, just calculated the most epic European road trip ever. Add it to the bucket list pronto.

My son sent me the above link, not only because it shows off a really neat driving route through Europe, but because it gives links showing where the reader can also plan your own driving vacation in both the USA and Europe.

This post is here because I tried the web site mentioned in the article called Route XL and found it to be very good. I gave it a couple of routes I have previously studied and planned and it did indeed find the shortest route. What makes it even nicer is that you can link together multiple stops and it will connect them in the most efficient manner!

At least read the Huffington Post article, the European route is fun to see. Route XL can be discovered by clicking here too.

As a side note, I have added RouteXL to the set of links that I maintain here on the Potpourri page in the section called Special/Unusual.  Those links are there, remember, so I don’t forget them!

I will leave it to your own curiosity to go to Randy Olson’s (the scientist who thought this up) web page and see some of the other amazing stuff he has done.  He has a really interesting route through the United States that looks really fun. If you are curious, go here: Randy Olson.