May 28, ’11 – Yeah baby! We did it! 3,760 miles from our front door in Ashland, OR to our hotel entrance in Washington DC and right on schedule. We arrived in D.C. to 89 degrees and clear blue skies and our first sighting was that of Georgetown University, on the hill overlooking the Potomac River, and it was a special moment as we have so many fond memories of Dustin’s four years at Georgetown.
East to Wyoming. Once we settled in to our rental house, in Ashland, we had about six weeks to call our own before we had to get down to business. What to do?! What to do?! Road Trip!
Way back in another lifetime when we were much (much) younger, we were married in Honolulu, HI. Just the two of us, a judge, and the judges’ clerks who served as our witnesses. It wasn’t a formal wedding by any stretch of the imagination, but it was our wedding and it stuck!
Yosemite has been a
big huge significant influential part of our lives. I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve visited Yosemite, long before the days of digital, that’s for certain. Many, many years ago we took to traveling for the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend, almost always to the Sierra’s, the CA gold country and many visits to Yosemite.
October 8 & 9, ’04 – Abi and I rented a car and quickly learned to drive on the “wrong” side of the road. Actually, it wasn’t the driving that was the hard part, it was turning on the blinker when you wanted the windshield wiper! Everything is opposite of what you know, that’s the challenge! Oh, and driving round-abouts when you’re on the wrong side of the road, those are tough. We drove our rental to the Tongariro National Park, the land of the Lord of the Rings.