5 AM. . . .shampoo . .blow dry .. and an application of waterproof mascara.
6:30 AM . ..arrive at the US/CA border crossing to find have won the draw of a random search of ALL our belongings. ( I mentally congratulate myself for not bringing forbidden goat into the country. . .yes goat. .they asked)
7:00 AM . .a stop for some coffee and a breakfast sandwich much earlier in our drive than we expected.
8:00 AM . . . .being very careful not to exceed the speed limit ..
we are kindly pulled over by Washington States finest when we were spotted passing a slow vehicle and thereby making the poor decision to pass in the third lane.
To help us remember that this could potentially put us in danger and the other drivers around us. . .we are given a $124 ticket. We will not be venturing into the third lane. . .
9:00 AM we find ourselves in the truck lane .. .
bumping about. . .
and I faintly recall that this must be what a wee one feels like as she is bounced to sleep.
2:00 PM. . .pulling into the Safeway parking lot to buy groceries for our camping trip.
4:00 PM. . . the trailer is hooked up to every possible hookup. .
and we follow a now familiar walk to the beach.
At the top of the hill. .
I look down . ..
and allow the sea breezes to wash over me.