Sunday, June 13, 2010

Freaks and Geeks

So, we did it! We made it across the country. After 9 days of driving, camping, and basically having a fantastic time, we made it to Seattle. The impressive thing? We only had one minor setback- a flat tire just outside of Libby, Montana. However, with the help of my (Kristen) extensive (okay, maybe not that extensive) knowledge of fixing cars, Julia and I managed to change the tire so we could continue on our way to the Emerald City.

Sophie's aunt and uncle have been extremely nice to allow us to stay here for a couple of nights. When arrived at their house, they had a large box of mangoes just waiting to be devoured. As we haven't had any sort of fruit (and very little vegetables, for that matter), this was one of the best things ever. Even better, though, were the comfortable beds and temperature-controlled rooms (as Katie mentioned in previous posts, it had been rather cold camping for the past week). We also made sure to take advantage of the availability of the TV and watched a lot of Freaks and Geeks and the Office. After an incredibly comfortable night of sleep, we woke up and headed off to the amazing Pike Place Market, which housed the delicious Crumpet Shop. We then spent a good bit of the rest of the day hanging out with Sophie's grandparents, Mervyn and Leatrice, and having dinner with them along with her aunt and uncle. Unfortunately, no one remembered to bring a camera to document our day.

Tomorrow morning we begin our trek south! After what will almost certainly be a slow-going morning, we will head down to Portland and then Salem. This three-hour drive will be a piece of cake after a week and a half of eight-ten hour drives.

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