For Danielle's fall break we wanted to explore the northwest. After a little research we found out that plane tickets to Seattle are expensive. But we could drive. But if we're driving anyway, we might as well go slow and enjoy it. So we decided upon a leisurely road trip up the Pacific Coast, going north from San Francisco. On Saturday August 9, 2003 we set off. We were pretty lazy in the morning so didn't leave until 10 or so.
Friday July 11, I drove straight from work to Tone's house. We had a tasty dinner of egg burritos and started driving north on the 101 at around 5:20. Pretty soon we encountered some very slow traffic, which lasted until we finally passed an accident a little north of the tunnel. We arrived at Millerton recreational area a little before 11pm. Tone had called earlier that week and been told that getting a camp site wouldn't be a problem.
To celebrate the end of the school year, Danielle organised a weekend trip to Catalina Island. The plan called for leaving Santa Barbara at 4:15pm, Friday June 13. Morgan and Shane picked us up in Shane's van, and at about 4:20 we were on the road to LA. We hoped to get to San Pedro by 6:45pm to catch the 7:20pm boat to Catalina. Traffic was heavier than usual and on the 405 it looked like we might miss the boat.