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Full Circle

We had been spending a considerable amount of time in Redwood City, both seeing my friend and taking the car to a mechanic’s shop. It also seems that the more time you spend out and about the more you eat out. We hit some yummy restaurants during our stay; specifically pancake houses and sushi, haha :)

It was so great to catch up with my friend too; we used to compete in Pony Club together in high school.

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California, Finally!

Our 6 hour trip turned into 10 hours which made for a really long day trip. We really didn’t want to stop though, so we just pressed on. I do not miss the traffic here. Absolute insanity.

We drove into Pacifica around dusk to find our site info waiting for us. We stayed at the Encore San Francisco RV Resort. Being a Thousand Trails member afforded us a small discount, but prices are so high in California that is almost didn’t make a difference. The resort is essentially a parking lot, and they discourage you from putting out your awnings (although there really isn’t any space between sites to do it if you wanted to). The upside is the proximity to the ocean, and we had a direct view from our window. It’s pretty windy in Pacifica, but the sunshine is awesome!

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Helloooooo Seattle!

Having bad memories of schlepping on chains in the middle of a blizzard in July made me dread going through the pass to the west side of the state. The summer had been so warm this year that we actually had the opposite problem, it was 97 degrees and our radiator overheated. Fantastic. And we hadn’t even gotten to the pass yet. Thankfully it wasn’t a really big deal, just a little scary with green overheated liquid spraying and dripping and some wild seal-type howling noises. After a few phone calls and a refill of coolant, we were on our way again. The trip through the actual pass was uneventful.

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Spokane, Washington

Having lived in Spokane on two separate occasions many years ago, we left some cherished friends behind. Staying in Priest River and driving into Spokane to get some ice time has afforded us the opportunity to catch up with some friends.

We met up with our friends Chris and Marnee, once on my own, and once with the whole family. Marnee is an awesome hair stylist downtown and was able to give me a really cute Halle Berry inspired cut while I was there on my own. When the whole family visited, Chris made a delicious meal and we hung out on their porch catching up and enjoying his guitar playing while all the kids played video/computer games.

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Iowa

We are west of the Mississippi again!

Neither of us had ever been to Iowa before, and since we were headed west, we decided to stop and see my childhood friend, Jenn, who lives near Iowa City. I haven’t seen her for 14 years.

Both her and her husband are veterinarians and they own their own practice. They have a 120+ acre farm filled with sheep, ducks, chickens, horses, dogs—lots of dogs!—and a tortoise. It really is beautiful property but the weather was a little brutal. She told us it was a cool day but it was still very hot and humid. Apparently the winters are harsh also. It was very reminiscent of “Little House on the Prairie” :)