And they’re off! 7.2 miles into the long drive! (Map this!)
Yay! We are now on the road, although we are just 7.2 miles from the Golden Gate, our official starting point. Our friend Barbara Kosnar was kind enough to extend an invitation to stay at her place on the way back, little did she know that we would take advantage of it on the way up! At 12:00 midnight the apartment becomes the responsibility of Skyline Properties and we are on the road.
In many ways this 7.2 miles has been one of the longest distances we have traveled – it has been eighteen months in the making, all that packing and preparing. It has been an amazing learning experience and we hope that our preparations are adequate for the trip. Most of our belongings are now either at Pier 27 in San Francisco or at Mike Andrade’s garage in Hayward. Do we really need all those things and were they worth all the pain we went through to pack and store them? In the end its just stuff…
The view and life in Mill Valley is beautiful and tranquil. So much changes just a short distance away. Things are certainly not going according to plan, but we knew that already. If everything had gone exactly as expected then we wouldn’t be challenging ourselves as much, not learning as much.