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... night. The trees were sky high in the little park setting, and the road winded in circles deep into a canyon? Or we think it did since we arrive in thick darkness. Anyways, we started off in the wrong direction (we re sure the dude who owned the cabin and who had just given us simple and clear directions was shaking hi head in wonderment...) then turned around and drove up and out of the valley and into beautiful Sedona. Sarah ran eagerly to her hike trailhead and dad and I ...
... We chatted more about my journey and what the VZ's did with their time. They gave me a couple blankets cause it turns out I had been cold the previous night giving my blanket to the homeless man. I was invited for more fun and a happy hour party celebrating a new job for Dan the dad of the family. We gathered around a table and laughed all night long with wine, food, music and dancing. I felt right at home and wished this moment would never end. Susan's family and best friend ...
We arrived at San Diego by 10.30am, a nice easy trip in the van, time passed quickly.
We spent the morning walking around the old town, lunchtime picnicking in Mission Bay, the afternoon at mission beach and the evening in our campsite.
The old town is a tourist spot, with shopkeepers dressed in period costumes and buildings as they used to be when San Diego was part of Mexico rather than the USA. ...
I tried to gather as much as possible to pack in the van before the kids woke up. I knew they wanted to make it home from Truckee to Encinitas today...so I figured it would take an early departure and a lot of road time, punctuated with a rest / skate stop in Mammoth. However, we were open to the idea that we’d have to stop to sleep, as I have been exhausted....and according to Murphy’s Law...with a really long driving day ahead, I woke up at ...
... and saris swoosh by and seem to know exactly where to go. An astonishing 20 million people use the Indian railway system every day, who is one of the biggest employers in the world. I get exhausted just by looking at this organized chaos and head north towards Crawford market where one can buy anything from colorful fabric for saris and dupatta shawls to plastic Hindu God statues and plastic toys for kids.
I get to overwhelmed by it all ...
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