I pulled off the highway onto a thin road covered by the shade of cypress and maples. Redwoods and firs towered above as I snaked down the road, adding to my excitement as I waved to any car that passed by. I am always excited when people wave back, showing a sign of connection even though we have no relevance to each other. I love it because it reminds me that no matter what, we are all in some way a part of the same community. It also tends to be a sign that I will have an amazing day. I was quite confident that that would be the case as I was on my way to Pfeiffer Beach and having a bad day at the ocean is quite hard to do.