13-hour flight, no sleep - how far can we drive
Trip Start Sep 21, 2009
19Trip End Oct 23, 2009
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We were so glad to get off the plane, only to face being fingerprinted at US customs - it's standard now (and pulled up by the sniffer beagle. Thanks Treasure Number 1 - I thought you ate that apple back at Brisbane Airport!)
But it was all good. We caught a shuttle to pick up our rental car: a brand new Ford Escape SUV - and all the luggage fitted! It's very comfortable, with icy air-conditioning. FOMC did a fabulous job driving out of LA, heading north on Highway 1, while I navigated. I would have preferred to be sleeping (as the treasures soon were), but I was needed to periodically point out, calmly of course, that we were drifting onto the right-hand shoulder. Yikes!
So we made it to Pismo Beach. It was supposed to take about four hours, but I really can't say how long we drove for, as we assumed the clock in the car was correct - only to find that the clocks in the hotel room are about three hours earlier. The sun hasn't gone down yet, so I suspect that the day was not quite as long as it seemed. We have a gorgeous view straight out to the ocean and are looking forward to crashing in bed tonight.