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Road Trip 7, US 1

July 8, 2018

“So where are you guys going this summer?” I’ve been getting that question, often in exactly those words, pretty often over the past month or so.

In a word, the answer is California.

More specifically, we’re going to be flying to San Francisco tonight and then driving a rented car down the Pacific Coast Highway (US 1) to Los Angeles, where we’ll ditch the car and fly home. I know, I know, you’re disappointed. Most people are when I tell them we’re spending only four days on the road, driving only 600 miles. Most of our road trips have lasted 3-5 weeks and taken us through a dozen states (or two). A four-day trip through a single state? That’s The Hamster and The Highway’s equivalent of a trip to the grocery store.

But we’ve been to so many places that we just don’t have any really big trips left to take. There are still some pockets of the country we’d love to see–the Florida Keys, the Alamo, a few National Parks–but at this point it makes more sense to see them in small, targeted bursts.

Besides, we don’t take these trips set records or to impress anyone. We take them so that we can do things we’ve never done, see things we’ve never seen, and spend time together. We’re going to do a lot of all of those things over the next few days. I hope, like always, you’ll come along with us. It’s going to be a fun ride.

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