And remember, no looking back, just forward.
Trip began Monday at noon from San Jose where I hit the 101 south to Santa Barbara, stopping off in Montecito for the evening at the invitation of Drs Mike & Mary Dan Eades. She had amazing sous vide ribeye steak at the waiting, accompanied by roasted asparagus, cauliflower puree, and a fantastic caesar salad. I provided the old vine zin. Sat around the table and chatted until midnight and rest assured: all the world's problems have been taken care of.
Soon after the morning rounds of cafe Americanos, I headed out, down the Hwy 1, and stopped off in Malibu for a brief lunchtime visit with Mark Sisson in his backyard, overlooking Malibu canyon. More world problems solved.
Picked up my brother at SAN in the late afternoon and we snatched a cheap room at Motel 6 just a few hundred yards from the border and beginning now, 5am:
- Gas the X5 BajaMobile, check oil and tire pressure.
- Hit the Starbucks for a triple-shot latte.
- Cross the border.
- Drive until Lareto, which we ought to be able to do by 8-9pm.
- Cabo by lunchtime Thursday.
Updates to follow.