Harmony, Population 18
A couple miles south of Cambria lies what's left of the Town of Harmony. It's got a nice little deli restaraunt and a winery, but that's about it. The town seems to take great pride in its population of 18. In fact, I suspect each resident has their own "population 18" sign. I'm almost afraid to drop into Harmony. What if a resident died the day before and they need someone to fill the void? Am I safe? Do they allow residents to leave, or worse yet, multiply? Kind of gives me the creepsI Did a little Google search and it turns out there is a reason Harmony holds "population 18" so near and dear. Jehry Miller wrote a "hit" song, "Harmonizing in Harmony, Population 18." Best I can tell, it was written in the late 70's. That means Harmony has maintained a population if 18 for nearly 40 years, AND it was a big enough deal 40 years ago to have a song written about it! Hey, don't say I didn't warn ya!
Ran into Vicky and Craig from Los Osos while in Harmony. They were out for a ride on their tandem (not tandum) recumbent. Both looked in great shape. I suspect they've logged a few miles on their rig. I managed to sneak out of Harmony before them. Hopefully, Harmony's population hasn't dropped to 16. Vicky & Craig, post a comment so I know you managed to escape!
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On August 14, 2013, I'm flying to Vancouver, British Columbia and beginning a 29-day, 1,880-mile bike ride from Canada to Mexico.