we left bright and early at 5:09am – only 9 minutes past our planned departure time. I was in top form, having had only 1 hour and 45 minutes of sleep the night before. so I slept for the first hour and a half, and here and there throughout the day, as well. dave pulled more than his fair share of driving on the way down.
we FINALLY got there!
AND, we beat everyone else. they had all gone to san francisco that day to see the giants play and got stuck in heinous traffic on the way back. once everyone got back in town, we met at on the border for dinner.