Monday, September 17, 2007
We reached San Franciscoo!
We made it!!!!
We actually made it!!!
We are in San Francisco!!
I'm sitting here in my new home, with the view of the Golden Gate Bridge outside the open livingroom window. I can hear the cable cars clanging outside and the soft breeze on my face. Our luggage is piled up against the wall.Our new home.....
It still hasn't fully sunk in yet. I have to keep pinching myself.We drove 3,083 miles all the way across the country from New York to San Francisco. We passed through 13 states in 7 days.
All of this with "Marty" our little 10 year old Toyota Corolla with 200,000 miles on it, no working air conditioner and no tape deck/cd player.
Right now he could really use a car wash, he's covered in dust, dirt and bugs. He's dented and wheezing, but he's still alive.
A lot of people said we wouldn't make it or that we were crazy...They shook their heads at the idea and told us that it was a major risk. But we did it anyway.
I'm so glad we did.It was the greatest journey we made in our entire life. An experience I will never forget. It's something I had always dreamed of doing but never imagined I'd have the opportunity.
We hit the California border at 3 P.M. yesterday afternoon
The landscape became greener and more lush. The sky was big, blue and open wide for us. We cruised around the mountain landscape, past the endless pine trees...
It was gorgeous and we were so insanely happy.
Even the fact that our brakes were making funny noises (kind of like a little raptor stuck inside our car screaming at moments during the final 190 miles) didn't take away from our blissful state
Windows open, KFOG, the San Francisco radio station blasting... It was heaven while we drove over the Bay Bridge
We meandered over the steep city hills and the victorian homes towards our final destination
Our friend greeted us at his front door with a warm tight hug and said "Welcome home"
So now here we are. Only $300 dollars in our account and a handful of luggage.
Time to start over.It's the first day of the rest of our lives. A new chapter beginsWE MADE IT!