Tuesday morning, rain began earlier than forecasted, and we unloaded essentials only from Tergel in rain. A major grocery run was necessary, and we loaded groceries in the rain. Fact is, we timed our return just right. As I type this (Wednesday), high winds and rain are pummeling the area. Flooding rains. This evening's local news reports that Sacramento's rush hour traffic is stopped dead on the freeway due to flooding, and we're thankful we didn't delay our departure two days and get caught in that! Four days of straight driving seem worth it now. Here in NorCal, we're in the rainy pattern, but we're all set and snug, rested up now, and thinking about dragging out some Christmas decorations. Thinking about, not actually doing it.
We had a grand time this trip, loved seeing and spending time with family and friends, as well as visiting new spots on our way east. A few trip facts -- gas prices were much better than last February's trip! Average price per/gal - $2.69, compared to February's $3.18 per/gal. We drove 5,340 miles in seven weeks, and used 623 gallons of gas. And, we made out like champs in the overnite rate department -- averaging $8.30 per/nite!