Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dinner with Jim and Charlotte

Friday, July 11 - For our last dinner on the road, we were fortunate enough to be able to have a home-cooked meal at the home of my uncle and aunt, Jim and Charlotte. They live in Torrance, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. When we drove down their street, Sandy loved how all of the trees line the street.

We had a great dinner with great wine and great conversation with family. The perfect way to finish up two weeks on the road. As an added bonus, we were able to give Jim and Charlotte a grocery bag full of snacks that we didn't get to on the road. We clearly overpacked in the food department, but better safe than sorry...
All in all, this was a fantastic trip. Several people have asked us in the past couple of days what the highlight of the trip was, and both of us honestly have a difficult time answering that question. As I said jokingly to Sandy last night, I guess it was either all great, or it was all horrible... But it really was all great. The only thing we think we would like to have done differently is been able to take a few extra days in a couple of the places in order to enjoy it more. We could have easily spent 2 nights in both Portland and San Franciso, and definitely would have liked to have had a couple of more days along the Oregon Coast. Otherwise, everything was great.
The two weeks flew by. Will we do another road trip? Well, there's still a lot of the country that we haven't seen...

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