Aren’t we on the road, yet, you ask? Finally, the answer is yes. The next inevitable question is what took so long? Besides the 14 month wait for a Sportsmobile, well, nothing.
A trip to see family and friends in Florida became the only thing standing between us and van delivery in mid November. While enjoying the trip, pent up excitement for Van Go day built. Thanks to an exploding camera battery shutting down the Orlando airport and our flight back to San Francisco, the plan came to close to being thwarted.
Back in San Francisco only one day later than planned, the van pickup and orientation day kicked into overdrive. If you know us, spreadsheets, lists, ideas, dreams and plans are our forte. From mid-October through mid-November, the Owen team excelled at executing the plan.
Condo ready to rent. Check. Van ready to load check. Drive to Fresno. Get van orientation from Nick and sign paperwork at Sportsmobile. Drive to back to San Francisco in the bucketing rain. Spend the night in Pacifica. Drink champagne.
Drive to the condo loading dock. Still raining.
Load van. Realize we will not fit everything. Use dumpster and storage to purge stuff. While loading the van, an offer came in to rent our condo. Good thing we can multi-task.
Install Thule box during the cold rain in the REI parking lot.
Drive to Half Moon Bay. Still raining. Wake up to sunshine. Hurray.
Weigh van to figure out just how much stuff we need to purge.
Eat BBQ. Huh? BBQ at the Salinas Valley Truck Stop proved to be popular and delicious. Who knew.
Drive to Big Sur. Figure out where to put too much stuff. Celebrate Duncan’s birthday. Phew! Now can we relax? Soon. Maybe.