four years ago today [2012.10.05]
i made it to oregon this day. i decided i wanted to make it to california by 10/10 as that would be a year since i had picked up my camper. i know in the big picture, it really wouldn't be too big a deal if i made it that day or not, though it felt like it'd be a good milestone to have made it to california in the first year of having my camper.
before leaving washington, i took my kite for a test flight on the beach after getting a new spar, and then i went to check out the alaskan campers. i had never seen them in person and was interested as the whole hard top would pop up (compared to my camper which had tent material around the top section when it popped-up).. it'd feel more secure when parking in the middle of unknown places overnight. it's funny, i had just happened to be researching them the day before and saw that they were located not too far out of the way from my route this day. it's awesome when the universe brings all the pieces perfectly together like that. there are no such things as random 'coincidences'.. at some level, everything is always in perfect order, and when you're aligned with your purpose, you'll notice more things start to effortlessly fall into place for ya.
oregon was pretty nice. i think it was on this day on my way to the coast in the afternoon.. that after going around a curve at one point, the temperature just dropped quite noticeably, by like ten degrees or something. it was a little crazy how much and how quickly weather could vary and change on the west coast. i checked into a campground at seaside and drove over to the beach before settling in for the evening. the beach was developed though the sand area itself was pretty large, and there was a boardwalk between the buildings and beach. it felt like it'd be nice to just hang around and explore the various beach towns and stay on the coast for a while.