Home! No traffic between Salinas and Oakland, the dogs have stopped leaping and wagging, the sister-in-law/dogsitter is gone, the stuff from the car is mostly in, the laundry started, the email checked, the bills sorted. Yes, we need to go get groceries, shower, and find my missing office keys. But give it a rest, Lutz. Give it a momentary rest.
The final tally:
- 3 States
- 5 fill-ups of the gas tank (1/3 of a tank left)
- 1,987 miles
- 42 bed bug bites on me (those weren't fleas at the haunted hotel!)
- 2 bed bug bites on Annie (but I wouldn't have it the other way)
- 2 many bad meals including a final breakfast in Salinas where the menu featured Chicken Fried Steak, Biscuits with Country Gravy, and three "smothered" items -- no, it wasn't good
- 2 tired people
- 2 happy dogs
- 1 filthy car
Tonight we dine on parsley pasta with reggiano parmegiano, a crisp salad, white wine for me.
More tomorrow, when Madagascar Man arrives home.