Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Ladysmith BC to Portland OR.... Mexico here we come! Good bye rain!
Tuesday November 24, 2009
It has been a long day! We caught the 6:30 am ferry from Departure Bay, stopped to see Mary Beth and family in North Vancouver (she gave us some really yummy pumpkin bread and little mini oranges) and then on to see Mark to get our welcome package for his house in La Quinta (we managed to wrangle a cuppa coffee to go with our pumpkin bread!). Crossing the border was no hassle (except the confiscated our organic home grown apples!) and from Seattle on the weather was beautiful... sunny and 14 degrees! What a nice treat after all the rain we have had. Arrived in Portland about 4:30, checked into a motel then headed out to find Gabe. Unfortunately I had written down the wrong address and after knocking on a few doors, we decided it might be the best idea to go back to the hotel and see if we could get in touch with him on phone or email. We were only off by a few houses, I guess we would have found him if we had kept knocking! Ha ha! We had a great dinner out with Gabe at The Screen Door (Southern US cuisine).
At one point today, we both realized we have just undertaken to drive a very long distance (about 4800 km one way), and wondered if we are crazy!?? What were we thinking??!! But, the warm sun is beckoning, and the thought didn't stay around more than a few seconds.
Tomorrow morning we get to see some of Gabe's art and a local restaurant while we enjoy breakfast. Then on to California!