Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 9:Reno to SF

We made it! 4080 miles. We were a little worried about the car, since it started vibrating in Michigan--worse between 45 and 75 mph--ok around 80mph! I'm so glad I went to 3 different mechanics before the trip AND had the alignment done. (obviously not very well--thanks, Wyckoff Tire)

We arrived in beautiful, but chilly SF around 1pm, took pictures at the Presidio Gate sign and headed over to Ocean Beach for our final Coast to Coast picture and a nice lunch at Beach Chalet. Scott had the beer sampler to make up for some of the local beers he missed in some states.

Drove Eric to the dock for his 5:40 commute to the Alcatraz night tour and Scott to the BART station--didn't want to chance the Oakland bay bridge at night. Wouldn;t that have been ironic to drive 4000 miles and break down alone on the bridge? No way I was tempting fate.

Quote of the trip:
Scott: "I dont think I need to see my brother and mother for a while now. haha"
ginny: "How many mothers get this opportunity to spend 9 days with their sons? truly a blessing. it was so much fun being in a suspended time bubble with 2 adults that i love (and also really like!) Glad Gary could pop in for a few days, too."
Eric: "It was all good!"

pictures coming soon!!


  1. Glad you made it and had fun too.

  2. Congrats! Just think people did that trip in 1850 and didn't love it. It is funny where people look for gold. ttyl

  3. I once heard a guidance counselor suggest a mom take her son for a car ride and that might lead to a stress free, interesting conversation. Now if the trip is 4000 miles and there are two sons, I bet you got some exponential & fantastic conversation. Congratulations to all on a really wonderful road trip!

  4. I can't think of anything more wonderful then to spend such a wonderful time with your 2 sons. I wish I had been as adventurous as you and done something like that. I only took my two to Disney World but I will never forget my time and laughter with them. These memories stay with you forever.