Road trip #.. I lost count!
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December 12th, 2009 – by: jenn79
But we had a bit of a compromise, and Tracy booked us 2 yurts! Now I don't really think that's a real word.. I think it belongs in the same family as "durr" and "right thurr" which are clearly made-up, but these "yurts" were like cabins, but with cloth tops, just like tents. But the amenities were awesome! Outlets, little heaters, super-hot stoves to warm us up and cook on!
We all packed our cars to the BRIM with food, water, pans, pots, games, sleeping bags, clothes, toilet paper, firewood, beanies, marshmallows and more food. Little did we realize that we would have enough food and supplies to last us something like 3 days instead of 1. Maybe even a week. But we wouldn't realize this until we got there and all the groups pulled out their contributions.
I had pulled close to an all-nighter the night before. The consultancy is challenging but the timeline is kinda crazy as I've been trying to juggle work, school, and this move. I got 1 out of 2 huge things done and asked for an extension, which was kindly given to me. I felt free as a bird when I left for Mojave, albeit a bit disoriented and slow-minded. But when I saw Tracy and Mark's faces when they arrived, I was giddy with excitement and ready to meet up with the LV CRAZIES and the rest of our group that would be leaving 8 hours later.
Pitstop at Fresh & Sleazy, another pitstop at Barstow for some In-N-Out, and at one point we were driving through the thickest fog and rainstorm. I was exhausted from going 30 miles an hour and barely being able to see the brakelights ahead of us. If that kept up, I would have not made it, but after about an hour of the horrible visibility, we broke through and saw the gorgeous sunlit mountains gathered for our arrival.
Mark kindly updated all sorts of weird stuff on my phone, and Tracy was kind enough to take the wheel after Barstow so I could catch some zzz's, but I was still amped about our weekend so I got like 20 minutes rest. I realized as well that I had left my heavy coat at home in the hustle & bustle of the morning. I can't believe I was about to go to the freezing Mojave WITHOUT A COAT. But of course, I'm with travbuddies, so I was offered a million blankets and sweaters and socks from everyone. That's what this group is like.. how can I leave LA without being sad??
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