Total Miles: 418
Tanks of Gas: 1ish
Marital Spats: 2ish
Time Spent in LA Traffic: one hour, less than anticipated, but still too much in my opinion
I'm sorry to leave you all hanging for so long. I hope you didn't think we were lost somewhere between LA and San Fran! I'm happy to report that we arrived successfully! The last day was uneventful. We woke up to a beautiful California morning. I love palm trees :)
We then payed for our last and most expensive tank of gas on the trip. $4.50/ gallon! Welcome to California. On the bright side, this was the first gas station we had hit in awhile and we really needed gas. The price in SF is closer to $4.25/gallon.
Central California is a pretty dull place. Lots of open space and quite a bit of agriculture. On the plus side, we had many radio stations to choose from for the entire ride :) No more religious radio or right wing talk shows!
After about six hours of driving we arrived in San Francisco with time to spare. We drove over another bridge, this time the Bay Bridge, and our journey was nearly complete.
We arrived at the building, grabbed our keys from the manager and went to search for our apartment. First, we parked in the assigned parking garage. After fighting for parking spaces in NYC for more than 3 years, I cannot tell you how great it is to have our own parking spot, let alone in a covered garage attached to our apartment complex!
As you might recall, we rented this apartment sight unseen. My father-in-law checked it out for us and we saw pictures so were pretty sure it was okay, but it's still a little nerve wracking to agree to live somewhere for a year when you haven't seen it. Lucky for us, it is great! Father-in-law did a wonderful job and we love our new place. It is taking some time to get settled, but I think we are going to be very happy here. In addition to a parking spot, we are lucky enough to have a dishwasher (other than me) and a washer and dryer in the unit! Hallelujah! The only downside? There is a lot of street noise, especially in the early morning. I know we will get used to it and since our regular schedules typically have us up at between 5:00 and 5:30 I don't think it will be a problem.
So, that concludes the daily recap of our trip. Thanks for reading! I'm going to try to do another post with some of the best photos (taken with my actual camera and not my cell phone) and some interesting totals.
I will also return to posting about triathlon soon. I must share with you the AMAZING pool we joined! Here's a hint, I swam for an hour and a half at lunch today and I'm a little sun burnt...