We were finally underway Saturday afternoon/evening after getting my old place cleaned up and stopping by my parents to pick up Beowulf. My mom was very teary to see me underway. We will be seeing her at LMA's for Thanksgiving in a few weeks so that will be nice. Also nice...a final raid on the garden and a bag full of tomatoes.
It was a really beautiful drive the first few hours driving straight into the sunset.
Wulfie handled it really quite well. We kept him in his carrier the first bit and then let him out. As per usual he wanted to sit on the driver's lap which was fine but eventually we put him in the back where we had made up a little bed/area for him. He settled in behind the driver's seat and seemed content to look out as the darkness whizzed by.
We started getting tired so pulled into Lovelock NV. The first place we stopped at...was locked and even after knocking on the door (which SAID "Open") and nobody came so we went down the road a little bit to the next one.
We were met by a dumpy little man who looked like he had been sleeping in his toupee (it was totally askew on his head) and no shirt on over his garments but he was very sweet, quickly checked us in and after a much needed shower we were asleep.
We were on the road again the next morning and Wulfie was MUCH more yowly. I can't blame him...that's a long time to be in a moving car.
We got into San Fran a little bit before 2:00 and I kept trying to hustle Lisa so we could get her to church.
Her congregation was going to be voting on a new pastor (hence the reason for LEAVING at 6:30 at night and not really being able to sleep in in the morning!) and I was going to be hanged if we were going to miss it. Also coming from an all volunteer religious tradition I was a bit curious about the process.
We got downtown, had to scramble around for a parking spot...parked...walked briskly, broke into a run and got into the building...just in time to have the vote be over.
Sunday evening we found the LDS chapel...which turned out to be exclusively Phillipino & Spanish. I might pop in on the Spanish ward every so often but I think I need to find the English speaking ward as well this week.
We were both exhausted...and day light savings now makes it dark outside shortly after 5:00 so we went to bed.