December 19, 2014

Thought we were in for a far ickier ordeal, but in the end, just your garden-variety, pre-Christmas, trafficky, rainy drive down I-5. It wasn’t pretty, but we made it without incident. Eight hours, including two stops and a lot of stop and go between Davis and Stockton. We had one moment of heart stopping drama, when, near the interchange of I-80 and I-5, we came to a full stop just feet away from the car in front of us, while the car behind us screeched to a stop within inches of our bumper.  The screech was long and loud and all we could do was sit and wait for the impact… but it didn’t come. After that just soggy, muddy, splashy driving… senses a bit more heightened.

I think Peter talked to Jim just about the whole way. I sat in back and played the same game of Spider over and over (maybe 30 or 40 times) until finally, at about PCH and Vermont, I won. Yay me. (And wow, it made the trip go fast.)

I am not going to report on what we ate because you do what you gotta do to get through it. Nothing is too greasy or too salty or too sweet. It’s I-5 after all.