On December 27th we left Arlington, VA on a windy cold day. Our old Honda took us due south. Although chilled to the bone, we took our time, visiting friends on the way, enjoying a life of slow travel. We finally warmed up when we hit the Florida state line on day 16.
We continued south until the road ended in Key West and then headed up the Gulf Coast. We enjoyed spending days on beaches and hiking in state parks. A long, long drive across Texas took us 23 days. We loved it! Arizona gave us one adventure after another, including our one and only flat tire, and, before we knew it, we were crossing the California state line. On May 1st, after 125 days on the road, we drove into San Jose, the first phase of our round the world trip behind us.
Our plan for a 22-month round the world trip was to take the first 4 months to drive across the country; that has now been completed. Now, we’ll stay on the West Coast for 4 months, and then our 14-month trip abroad will start in September.
How did our four-month road trip go? We expected the trip to be good, and it turned out to be even better than we had anticipated.
…to be continued…