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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

The first day is under our belts. Here is a picture of us as we headed out this morning at 7:25 AM:

We woke up about 6:15 and took a quick walk before we climbed in the car.

We pulled into the Holiday Inn Express in Lathrop, CA at 7:29.

Distance: 632 miles
Drive time: 10:04
Average speed was 62 mph
Mileage 29 MPG

Our first stop was Starbucks for coffee, then we hit the road. Carla took the first tour of duty behind the wheel and I soon remembered (but too late) that we need to set ground rules when she starts driving. I didn’t get a chance to drive for 4 hours!

We stopped for lunch at a Subway joint somewhere in Central Point (north of Medford). Then dinner at a little cafe called “Rocky’s” north of Stockton. I realized too late that I should have gotten a picture

We didn’t see any trains yet; but I can hear one just now outside our hotel window.

Tomorrow we have about 360 miles to Santa Monica. We plan to get up early and hit the road. Hopefully we’ll have time for a walk on the beach before we take off to the Dodger game.

2 thoughts on “Day 1

  1. Laura says:

    Hi Howie! You guys crack me up! No trains yet? I hope that doesn't mean the trip is a failure.
    Have fun! L.

  2. Fletch says:

    Much better. A picture of the start of the trip… I dont believe I have ever met you wife Carla or maybe I just dont remember. Anyway, be nice to the wife and since you forgot to setup the ground rules, YOUR FAULT đŸ™‚

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