But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
After leaving Ellensburg, WA the fog hung low as fellow patriot Andrew Ian Dodge drove us through the mountain pass. His lovely wife Kim helped navigate and coordinate the meet-ups with the local organizers all across the country. They drove all the way from Maine carrying a messenger from California all along the way. This was as historic as Paul Revere’s ride, except this time we rode in a Ford instead of on a horse.
Tea Party Patriots spread the word, our freedoms are at stake! We cannot be complacent anymore. As the President heads to Copenhagen time is very short.
Rounding through the pass the pine trees were covered with a fresh layer of wet white snow. The steep mountain slopes were covered with trees. It was a beautiful sight as the polar ice cap descended across the North American continent just before the onset of winter. High in the mountains the temperature was just a hair above 32 degrees, but once we came through the pass the snow turned to rain and the thermometer rose past 41. This is nothing like my hometown near San Diego.
As we descended toward the coast the snows melted away. A light rain fell. The warming effect of the Pacific prevented the temperature from dropping as it had a hundred miles back in the mountains.
In short order we arrived at our next stop, McCoy’s Firehouse Bar & Grill in Seattle, just after sunset. Andrew and Kim kept us right on schedule. The owner, Crystal McCoy, opened her place up to the Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty to bring our message to Seattle.
The walls were decorated with the uniforms of Seattle’s finest.
We were given a warm welcome by all. Tea Party Patriot, Kelli, summarized the cause.
Then we heard from local residents on their own battles with radical environmental extremism. Steve Hammond of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights defended human use of the environment.
Then Jenny Beth Martin described the national unity of the Tea Party movement and how it was banding together to stop big government.
Images of our country’s forefathers struggling to gain our Independence from European governments stood in the back of my mind as I described how the water restrictions are destroying generations of wealth, and how Cap and Trade is a threat to our sovereignty. Then we had a great steak dinner and enjoyed marvelous conversation with dedicated Tea Party Patriots of Seattle.
The next day we continued south through the storm. Our first stop was Chehalis where Ken Morse of the Olympia Tea Party stood before the press and described similar damage affecting Washington State as government water restrictions in the Pacific Northwest are hurting family farms.
Then we traveled south all day before resting for the night in Medford, OR.
The next morning a heavy fog hung low over us. Visibility was so poor we decided to eat breakfast first before getting on the road. Once the fog lifted we drove past volcanos and rivers as we crossed the mountains in Northern California. The magnificence and beauty of this country lay before us. I hadn’t been to this part of the state since back in the late 80’s. Boy does time fly. That was during the Reagan years. Seems like such a long time ago.
By 11:30 we made it to Redding where a crowd of several hundred patriots were waiting in the Wind River Casino to hear our message. They were a great group of freedom loving Americans who had a trailer truck full of food donations stocked up for Thanksgiving in the Central Valley. I was presented with an official Tea Party Patriot cap for my travels and given God’s blessing for a safe trip to Fresno. The people of this community were warm and friendly. One man even offered to raise the bait fish on several fish farms so it could be taken off of the Endangered Species List. Then we could get the water turned back on to our farmers and get back to making this state great again.
The band followed us up and we headed off to Fresno. Still a long drive ahead.
Fortunately I made it just in time for the interview with the Producers and Directors of the film “Not Evil Just Wrong,” Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. They had just received the news of the massive cover-up of the Global Warming Fraud during the past decade. Scientific hoaxes have been the basis for some of the most restrictive environmental regulations in the history of our country. Hopefully the news gets out before we lose our freedoms in Copenhagen.