My calendar flashed: “TODAY: San Luis Obispo”–as if San Luis Obispo was an appointment or phone call. But Today: San Luis Obispo means so much more. It’s day one of our family’s open-invitation tour of the United States–one filled endless unknowns but certainly filled with unforgettable memories. We’re fired up!
Yesterday was that “last day craziness” including up at 6AM working on a master Rocky Mount Roof rack setup that will hold the tandem, my 2 bikes + a huge gear basket. I didn’t know if i could pull it off but we succeeded. Cristina took it for a test drive taking the kids to daycare so we could hammer away at the endless last minute tasks.
After the kids were in Daycare it was all about taking 2.5 months of “life” and putting it back into storage for 6+ months. What to take? What to toss? What to store? What to donate? The clock was ticking as I had my 3rd Santa Cruz presentation last night to prepare for plus farewell visits from friends and family. Focus. Focus!
We finally figured agreed on what and how we’d store all this “stuff” and shut the doors to our storage pod with a few hours to spare before picking up the kids, cleaning up, setting up and arriving at my talk in time. Phew!
It’s now TODAY. April 25th. Day one. Our daughter Candela was up all night with a fever. It rained all night and tons of stuff is drenched. We’re exhausted. But we are EXCITED!
So I’m off to clamp our gypsy home that sleeps 12 onto our vehicle that sits 8 and rock the first miles of this tour. Please check out this map and consider joining us for a leg or two. We have space and would love to have ya!