|First retirement trip underway! Left home approximately 9:45am. Partly cloudy skies after a good soaking. Like Kirk said, this isn't just our usual weekend getaway this time. The dream begins today, which just happens to be Earth Day.
After a nice lunch with Hunter at the airport restaurant in Lodi, we headed back down the freeway.
Lesson of the day: Stay on the pavement after a hard rain.
While looking for a place to run Mickey we pulled off into a dirt lot that was quite a bit softer than expected. But thanks to our awesome truck and 4 wheel drive we were back on the road (with a little extra mud).
Traffic on the 99 was nearly at standstill for miles, so we pulled into the Walmart parking lot in Madera around 4:30. The luxury of retired traveling - no time schedule...love it!