Clackamas, OR to Sutter Creek, CA
Miles driven today= 618
Total miles driven =2915
The trek home after traveling always has such a different feel to it. The excitement of upcoming adventures and new experiences slowly fades away and responsibilities of real life looms ahead. You start saying goodbye to this journey you've been on, saying goodbye to the traveler's life, and you get yourself ready to lead the normal life again. The worst thing about the trek back is exactly that--enduring that long ride home. Wouldn't it be nice, at the end of a trip, to be able to just snap your fingers and be at home already? Going home--it's usually the longest and most tedious part of the journey.
Today was the first of a two-day drive home for Alicia and I. It was the longer drive of the two, 10 hrs to her parents house, so at least we got the bigger chunk out of the way. Her parents live on 10 pretty acres of land (a different beauty from where we've been) with lots and lots of animals--dogs, cats, birds, horses, goats, ducks, chickens--and a very cool house. We got there, visited the animals, hung the tent up to dry (Finally! It had been siting in the trunk in all its dampness since Wednesday), had a couple of beers and dinner, then went to bed.