"'N no one 'round neither."
"Know you like tha
"Sure do. How's yer hand feelin' ta day?"
"S' doin' a lot better. Hey, Ed...?"
"Ya havin' a good time? Ya wanna stick 'round on the coast fer a few more days or head off somewheres else?"
"Been havin' a real good time. Liked all tha' tidepoolin' a whole lot."
"Yeah. Tha' was amazin'. 'N them lighthouses were purty interestin' too. I liked them a whole lot."
"There's a big s'prise. Gotta tell ya, Hank... I got a l'il bored with 'em... kinda seems ta me if'n ya seen one ya seen 'em all."
"Think I better change the topic 'fore this leads somewheres I don' wanna go."
"Yeah, yeah... I get it... You seen a whole lotta dicks... 'n other than m' own... 'm person'lly acquainted only with yers... 'N yer 'fraid I'll get crazy jealous thinkin' 'bout it... Or maybe yer 'fraid tha' I'll start feelin' like I been deprived 'n tha' all a the sudden I'll go nuts 'n start chasin' after ev'ry fella I see..."
"Somethin' like tha'... But, jeez
... I seen some
... but I ain't seen tha'
"Okay... Ya seen some
"Tha's better. Am kinda 'fraid 'bout wha' ya said though... 'bout some day you wakin' up 'n maybe wantin' ta find out fer yerself if'n there's somethin' better out there."
"How 'bout if'n I do decide ta go boy-crazy I'll jus' let ya know in advance so's ya can help me pick out someone real good."
"Sounds fair 'nough."
"Okay then. Now... lemme guess... next yer gonna say how much ya liked them bridges too."
"Sure did like 'em... Lotta interestin' concrete work. Jus' sorry I didn' get some closer-up pictures..."
"'Course tha's on accounta you bein' too lazy to stop 'n get outta the truck."
"More like on accounta you not wantin' ta stop when ya were drivin'."
"Ya coulda stopped easy 'nough them times you were drivin'."
"Prefer ta blame you."
"There's 'nother big s'prise."
"'N I liked them big ol' trees a whole lot too."
"Yer jus' full a big s'prises ta day."
"Know damn well you liked them trees too."
"Didn' say I didn'. Them trees were amazin'. Ain't never seen nothin' like them 'fore."
"Me neither. 'N even though them Redwoods are the tallest... them Sequoias are s'posed ta be even bigger 'round."
"Cain't hardly believe tha'."
"Maybe we can get ta see them Sequoias next year... Maybe we could go off-season or somethin'?"
' ya migh' convince me ta do. Off-season like ya said."
"Some other stuff on the way migh' be interestin' too."
"Yeah. I can just 'magine wha' ya got in mind. Still don' believe ya didn' know tha' one tree was there."
"Ya know damn well wha' tree."
"How the hell would I have known tha' tree was there? Ain't somethin' they'd put in most guidebooks. 'N we ain't got no guidebooks anyways."
"Was real embarrassin' when them girls came by."
. 'N it ain't like they weren't laughin' 'n takin' pictures too."
"Yeah... They were laughin' their asses off at you puttin' yer hat in there fer scale... Specially after ya fell climbin' over tha' big ol' log tryin' ta get there."
"More like they were laughin' at tha' amazin' shade a red ya turned."
"Yeah. Guess they were laughin' at the both of us."
"'N tha' tree."
"Yep. Tha' was some tree."
"Cain't argue with ya there."
"So... Ya wanna stay a couple more days or head on ta somewheres else?"
"Couple more days would be good. Not no longer though. All the damp 'n all the stuff growin' everywheres is startin' ta make me feel like tha' ol' house we saw."
"Think I see watcha mean... Y'are startin' ta look a l'il overgrown... 'N why're yer pockets all wet like tha'?"
"I went fer a walk while ya were sleepin'... Think I mighta found ya some a them rocks you were lookin' fer the other day."
"Yep. I think anyways... Nothin' too fancy. Mainly jus' plain ones... if'n they're even the righ' kind at all... 'N they prob'bly ain't..."
"S'okay if'n they ain't... Jus' thought it migh' be fun ta find one... tha' woman I were talkin' ta said they was real hard ta find this time a year. She'd been at tha' Agate Beach all week 'n only found a couple a plain ones... said winter's more the season fer huntin' fer 'em. After storms."
"Well... anyways... here
"Ed...? How'd ya...?"
"Got some in this here pocket too...'n got some in my jacket pockets... 'n my shirt pockets..."