We got to California today! Here are some pictures:
Today I dedicated my day to Kathy Bohlman. She was the mother of a friend from high school and she lost her battle to cancer when we were only freshman.
Today we knew it was going to be a hot one, so we left at sunrise.
I rode with Allison, Taylor, and Eric and we it was about 90 degrees when we left. We reached the California line at our first water stop and since we were on an Indian reservation, there was no other sign but this one:
This only contributed to the disappointment because our host cancelled last minute and we were planning on sleeping in tents through the heat of the night. Luckily, Brianne is magical and found a hotel for us to stay at! But more on that later. When we arrived in Blythe, CA, this was the weather:
Since we couldn’t check in to the hotel yet, we went to a BBQ place where we got free beer, BBQ and $60 from three different people inside the establishment!
Afterwards we were allowed to check into the hotel and our rooms. I called my mom and talked to her before we all drove to a proper California and Arizona sign (since we also missed the Arizona one).
There are more pictures of our entire team out there somewhere, but I’m not sure where at the moment. When we returned, I took a long nap before dinner at a really nice restaurant where I got a brisket burger with chili and a fried egg on top.
Life’s tough out here on the 4k.
Oh! Here’s the GPS data: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/555680006.
Because we were in a hotel and sleeping in separate rooms, I wasn’t able to steal the laptop I always use, and therefore wasn’t able to blog. Sorry! Remember to comment anyway!