We left Mesa on Tuesday, April 1st and drove a little over 300 miles to Aguanga, California. It was quite a ride once we got off the interstate. We drove our final 50-60 miles on hilly, winding roads. It was the first time driving on roads like that with the rig and Marty handled it like a pro!
|The view from our rig|
|Sunset over Aguanga, California|
|View from the pool|
|Dinner at the Calbert's|
|Lunch at the Konopackis|
|The competition was fierce. . .|
|Maddie and Todd win! (thanks to Maddie's ringer)|
|Mason and Maddie "Chilling" at the pool|
|Lunch at Mom's Cafe in Julian, CA|
|Spending some quality time with Jan|
|Flat Stanley is happy he made it to the ocean before heading back to Chicago|
|We made it! What a great ride!|
|Lunch on the pier|
|Maddie and Maddie hydrating back at the car.|
Marty had one final property to photograph on Tuesday (4/15) so we drove north to Murietta to take care of that and then we drove to San Juan Capistrano to play tourist. It was a beautiful drive over the mountains and the plan was to visit the Mission and then drive south along the ocean before heading east back to Jojoba Hills. However, Marty checked his email and found out that he had just gotten one final property to photograph. As luck would have it, it was close to the earlier one so we ended up retracing our route over the mountains. No last look at the ocean for us :(.
|Mission of San Juan Capistrano|
|Senor y Senora Konopacki|
Wednesday (4/16) was our last full day in California and Jan came over for a final visit. She also brought us lunch and dinner and an Easter suprise!! What a wonderful treat that was! It would have been nice to spend more time with our California family but we need to be in Iowa by 5/15 and now that's less than a month away. We had so much fun with the Calbert's and can't wait until we can come back. The best part of being on the road is getting to spend time with people we don't see very often but the worst part is having to say good-bye.
We are leaving Thursday morning but really aren't sure where we'll be on Thursday night. We had every intention of taking I-40 west and then I-35 north to Iowa but now there is a possibility of a few photography jobs in another city that was hit hard by the housing crisis. Here's a hint "cha-ching". We will find out after we leave so we may be making a detour, I'll keep you posted :).