Hitting the Road (again)

Mar 13

It’s been a lovely 3 weeks in San Diego. Well, there was one weekend when a pretty big wind storm blew through and the Tardis was being pelted with palm fronds from the tree behind us but otherwise it has been sunny and quite pleasant.

So it’s time to go. 🙂

This is why you're supposed to trim those palm trees. Quite a few things going bump in the night but everything seems to be ok.

This is why you’re supposed to trim those palm trees. Quite a few things going bump in the night but everything seems to be ok.

In addition to the wind storm, we went to the Storyline conference to help us figure out some of the bigger questions in life and, while the answers were not handed to us on a silver platter, we picked up a bunch of tools to help us work the rest of that out in the coming weeks.  Storyline deserves an entire post on its own so I won’t go too deep into it here.

After Storyline, we flew back to Seattle for just shy of a week. I needed to meet with some people at work and we wanted to check on the house on Whidbey to make sure everything is good still.  It is.  On the first night back in the house on Whidbey, I had this very strange sensation. Everything felt so familiar at home that it kind of felt like the last two months of our trip had just been a dream. The sudden return home, without all of the driving back, made for an abrupt and strange transition. It was great to be home, but I also missed the Tardis.

I had another week full of work once we got back to San Diego so we haven’t had a chance to get out and do a lot though I did get to Sunset Cliffs to shoot the sunset (seemed appropriate) and that was quite lovely.

The aptly named Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California is one of the best places to watch the sun go down as waves crash on the rocks below.

The aptly named Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California is one of the best places to watch the sun go down as waves crash on the rocks below.

We considered going to Legoland but it’s really expensive! So, instead, we went to the Lego store and we bought bought a kit to put together. Leslie got the VW Bus and I got a little Star Wars fighter. Not the big X-Wing one that I REALLY wanted to get, but that would be far to difficult to put together in the trailer so — maybe later.

After all of the time in Tucson, and then the same amount here in San Diego, we are really ready to get rolling again. The visit back to Seattle and some of the things we’ve figured out from Storyline led us to the realization that we want to spend the summer back on Whidbey to work on some projects so our next part of the journey is to slowly work our way back up the coast and we want to do it by staying in smaller parks. Tomorrow morning we’re going to start that trip, headed to Carpinteria State Beach for a night, then up to Morro Dunes. Yes, the same Morro Dunes that we couldn’t stay at because we hadn’t planned ahead and made reservations. This time, we have reservations.

So our location map should start collecting some new places. Our intention is to hug the shore and drive up route 1 most of the way though California, and then 101 in Oregon into Washington.  Then drive up across the Olympic Peninsula and end up taking the Port Townsend ferry to Coupeville.

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