Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mexico in December

Dag and I are hours from departing PDX on a redeye to Cozumel with a nice three hour layover in Houston tomorrow morning. But by tomorrow afternoon, we will have left behind this increasingly blustery wet city for 85 degree weather.

I got a new travel wardrobe at the GW so you don't have to keep looking at this shirt:

Being silly


El Arco


Or this shirt:



There's more but you get the idea.

What am I looking forward to more, the sun or the food? I really don't know but I plan to experience as much of both as I can and I'll let you know.

Friday, November 02, 2007

We're back!

Yesterday as we started back for home, we were feeling pretty over things and even passed up our last (and only) chance to visit the beach in Solana Beach because where we pulled over you have to pay to park. Dag looked at me and I looked out over the horizon and said "wow, cool, there's the beach - let's go!". He gunned it.
Then he offered to show me the house he used to live in because all along the way I'd been insisting on seeing everything and I kinda went "ehhhhh..." and he said "It's a house". I said "I've seen a house before" and with that we hit the road!

I don't know what overcame us during our first stop for gas which happened to be in Aneheim because we very nearly went to Disneyland. I do believe that the only thing that stopped us is our belief that the tickets would cost somewhere in the $50 neighborhood (actually $66!) and the fact that we didn't get there until sometime after noon. We pushed through all the way to Redding, pausing only for as long as it took to eat a sandwich at Quiznos because we had finally grown tired of our steady diet of nuts and gross San Diego tap water.

This morning we were back on the road by 9am but we stopped in Grants Pass for a leisurely giant bowl of tortilla soup.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Homeward Bound


We had a nice 80s halloween boogie once we got through the door. The club we'd bought advance tickets for had oversold so there would be a nice cool-making line outside their establishment so we had to go somewhere else for the first couple of hours which was fine. Obviously, once we did get in, the place was wall to wall elbows but that was also fine. We were in great company.

Now we're back on the road and after the coffee kicks in we'll decide whether to plow straight through with a Motel 6 sleepover tonight or do some meandering on the way home and get back some time Saturday.