Day One

It doesn’t quite seem like we’re on our trip yet, but our first full day of travel is complete! It wasn’t that exciting, though. We had a very fun going away party at the Pike Pub & Brewery on Thursday night, then left Seattle at 7:30am on Friday morning. It took us 14 hours to drive to San Francisco. We did this same trip two years ago and it only took us 12.5 hours then…we think this trip’s extra time was due to the fact that our Civic was completely loaded down with everything we own & was too heavy to handle any of the hills on I-5. Our trunk was full of boxes of stuff we plan to store in my mom’s garage for the next year, the back seat was crammed with our camping/biking gear, and then our two bikes were hanging off the back of the car. The result of all this was that we were trucking along in the far right lane with all the 18 wheelers during any uphill parts of the highway. We were literally down to 45 miles an hour at some points – poor Civic!

We stayed with Jenny & Brandon last night in Mill Valley, CA – just outside of San Francisco in Marin County. They made a fire for us in the fireplace which was fun because it was a little bit cold, then I wrapped myself up in my down sleeping bag (which is ranked to keep me warm in temps as low as 15 degrees) & fell asleep. I woke up at 7am completely drenched with sweat – I literally haven’t sweat that much since the marathon. Ew. I had to get out of bed, take a shower, and then go back to sleep.

Today we’re hanging out with Brian in San Fran. We might cook dinner tonight at his house. Tomorrow we might go on a bike ride with Jenny and Brandon. So far we’re having lots of fun but it just seems like we’re here for a weekend trip.

3 Responses to “Day One”

  1. Dad Says:

    Thanks for the update Sarah! It’s good to hear from you while on the road. It appears this system will work just fine. Are you guys going to practice your camping skills in the tent while driving state side? That may be fun! Be well. We all miss you very much and think of you often. We can’t wait until your arrival in Minneapolis.

  2. John Bob Says:

    Sounds fun!

  3. John Bob Says:

    Hey! You better update the route and gallery page. It says to check back 11-18 when the trip starts…hmmm, it’s 11-20 today? Get crackin’ sis!

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