As of yesterday I intended to get up early this morning to watch the Tour de France, like I’ve been doing for more than a week, then pedal the Ogre up Old Redwood Highway to snap some photos of old farm equipment and vehicles just north of the intersection with Fulton Road.
I already had that in mind when I heard the big local news yesterday afternoon. Explosion at the Kaiser Permanente medical facility on Old Redwood Highway. I’ve only been to that facility about a million times in the last eight months while dealing with my bum arm. Anyway, a big tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen hit a wall and caused an explosion, injuring the driver. First responders feared the tanker had been punctured. That threatened to blow the entire tanker sky high, along with the big medical building and everybody in it.