March 26 – April 1, 2018
So, I went out to dinner with my girlfriend Lelani and her daughter Laura sometime in February, and the topic of a spring break road trip came up (Laura was in college). Lelani, Laura and Laura’s friend Brenna were already committed, so they had room for one more adventurous soul-searcher. It seemed intriguing, but I had so much going on in March, and I had just booked my trip to London for late June, so doing another week long vacation seemed like a bit much. Plus, one of my employees was going to be out of the office that same week, so it seemed like a lot of burden for my other two employees.
But the idea kept coming up, and I wouldn’t even have to plan anything – I could just show up and go along for the ride! So, a few weeks later I talked to my two employees and they assured me that they would be happy to have me skedaddle for spring break so they could have a quiet week. A road trip was born!
Lelani and Laura had planned a route that included heading down I-5 to Eugene, then cutting over to the Oregon Coast and taking the coastal route through Santa Rosa into San Francisco. We would spend 3 nights in San Francisco, and then take the same coastal route back up through Oregon and Washington. The trip would commence on Monday (Lelani couldn’t leave until then), and return home on Sunday. Accommodations would be camping on the Oregon coast the first night, 3 nights in an AirBnB in San Francisco, another night camping on the Oregon Coast, and one night spent in Portland, Oregon before heading home.
Camping on the coast in late March seemed risky, but hey, if worse came to worst we could always find lodging with a solid roof over our heads to shelter from the rain – surely everything wouldn’t be booked on the coast in March. And if things were really bad, there were four of us, and we could always drive in shifts until we got to somewhere we thought we wanted to be – right! This is sounding ominous, and I assure you, it never turned out like that – we never even stumbled upon the Bates Motel, or the Hotel California…
My next posts will be telling you about the 4 Chicks and a Little Bitch Road Trip 2018 – yes, we named our road trip – and in case you were wondering, the little bitch was Lelani’s 5 month old puppy Shaka, who came along for the ride. What an adventure this would turn out to be!