at the beginning of this year, i had a goal to find a bunch of places in my area that i can retreat to and draw or think. i found one yesterday when i was walking around the capitol mall area. this place looks like the yerba buena gardens in san francisco (but more low key), and has a couple of walkways and benches to sit on. a gang of extreme bikers where riding around, which made it seem much cooler.
the other 'secret spot' that i wanted to retreat to once in a while was a rest stop out in truckee. got this idea after going up there to snowboard for the first time. peaceful and quiet. too bad gas prices are ludicrous right now. bahhh.
a couple of other places i wanted to check out was a spot along the river, or discovery park or something.