We're off again, and I thought I'd write a few words about our trip as it develops. Hope someone finds it interesting.
First day, left home at 5:30 AM on a 20-hour, butt-knumbing trip via Bangor, Detroit, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, ending up at N31 19.631 W157 50.087.
Remember: If you ever go on a long flight, bring your GPSr. Although we had clouds from Bangor to Minneapolis, the weather cleared and it was a great help to know exactly where we were as we crossed the snowy mountains of Wyoming and Utah, the deserts of Nevada, and the big farms in California.
Finally arrived at the hotel about 10:30 PM (5:30 AM Maine time), and after 2 drinks apiece (Sheesh! $25 PLUS tip!), we crashed.
Another reminder: if you reserve an "ocean view" room, be prepared for a letdown (or an argument with the desk clerk for a different room, if you're so inclined). The room next to us - away from the ocean - is a "partial ocean view" for $14 a night less.
No geocaching today, as we had our son with us, who doesn't understand how much fun it is. RULost2? and I are heading out tomorrow and hope to place all the TBs and geocoins we brought with us.
I'll let you know how it went.