Earth, Wind and Firefighers
Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
51Trip End Oct 25, 2012
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After assurring onlookers that Erika would survive, we actually took off, in a very graceful manner. The first half of our day was a beautiful bike ride along the coast. We passed by Santa Monica Pier and got really excited when we remembered that part of I Love You Man was filmed there! We walked along the pier quoting the movie and looking at the stalls. We would have loved to continue biking along the shore, but we were headed to Thousand Oaks
The bike ride inland was much more difficult than we expected. Turns out Thousand Oaks is on top of a mountain or something. We biked up Malibu Canyon Rd, which is very accurately named, over the hills and through the tunnel. At 5 we realized we were not going to make it to Thousand Oaks by 6 pm, so we called Robert to let him know. The conversation was confused and scattered, it was clear Robert didn't know what was going on, but he said he would tell his worker Lupe that we were coming. Dar told Amanda that he would inform Robert about our plan, but we gathered that the communication didn't happen. We kept biking until Westlake Village when we realized that there was no way to make it to the ranch before night fall. We hate biking at night, so we set out to find a place to stay in Westlake
They pulled two mattresses out of the dorm and set them up in the garage so we could have privacy while sleeping. We spent the night next to the fire trucks, and lucky for us they didn't have any calls that night. We woke up to coffee being brewed and after eating some breakfast, headed on to Thousand Oaks. During breakfast conversation Terry mentioned that he lives in Santa Barbara and that his family would love to host us if we were biking through. We got his information and told him we would be in touch.