This summer Brian and I have planned a small vacation to wander around California; to see what we haven’t seen before in all twenty plus years of living here. Three spots we’re excited to see is the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pt. Lobos, Jack London Ranch & Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson Park. While discussing these places, we’ve realized that we have some reading to do. For one, Brian has never read Cannery Row (Monterey Aquarium and Pt. Lobos). And I have never read Treasure Island or Call of the Wild (yes, a gaping hole in my education). So before we go we are to read the books. Not your typical travel guide or adventure prep, but it felt necessary to us.
Brian has already finished Cannery Row (finished it in one afternoon right after we decided); and I have finished Treasure Island only to find that I have indeed read it before. I think that as I have watched almost every movie adaptation that I have forgotten the moment of reading this work. It’s actually kind of sad. I’ve been dragging my feet to Call of the Wild, being distracted with Kundera. Hopefully by the end of the week, I’ll have it done and will write about my first experience with Buck.