El finNovember 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C
I'm in Santa Cruz!!! This morning I saw the ocean for the first time in half a year. Feels good. The weather is nice. I took a break from driving near San Luis Obispo where I sat on a bluff overlooking the Pacific and finished my book. Oh man it's good to be back in Cali. Though it is literally $1 more per gallon.
I did it. It was a wild ride. All told it was over 7,000 miles driving, 21 states, 30 NPS sites, 130 miles hiking, 49 out of state license plates (damn you New Hampshire!!!), 7 major cities, and 1 baby black bear. It was a great experience and I'm so glad and thankful that I was able to do it. Many thanks to Dolores who held up nicely for the whole trip. Also thank you to Fiz and Peg & Ray and Bob for putting up with me. And of course to my parents for their support. And thank you, dear reader, for following me on my journey. Now I'm back in Santa Cruz and moving in with the boy!
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