Left Portland at 5AM and got into San Diego about 10PM. Out the next morning at 7AM, side trip over to UC Santa Barbara (a tad smokey but beautiful site on the ocean) then back up to Portland getting in at 3:30 AM. Hallucinations began a bit north of Redding. I’ll be hesitant to do that much driving again. And my bum seems to have suffered a stroke. Side note: the 160 figure on my speedometer remains theoretical (California’s roads are not in good shape) but the next increment down is real world.
Still, I love the drive down to southern California and time with daughter is always a guaranteed treat. She’s flying up to Dawson City in the Yukon today.