After 2 ½ weeks riding down the beautiful Pacific Coast we made it to Jay’s mom’s house in Sun City, California on September
23rd. The jaw dropping magnificence of this portion of our travels cannot be described in words, nor do the multitudes of pictures and videos we took do it justice, but hopefully
this gives you a little taste of our journey down the west coast.
In our last blog entry we talked about our five week hiatus spent celebrating several life events with family out east. We flew back west to Portland, Oregon on September 3rd with a heaviness in our hearts, sad to be leaving our families and unsure of the next time we would see them. The transition was made easier, however by the wonderful hospitality of Jay’s aunt and uncle and their families in Portland. His uncle Jon drove us around the Portland neighborhoods where Jay’s dad grew up, allowing a peek into a part of his past Jay was too young to be privy to. His aunt Fern and her partner Pat threw us a send off bbq at their house where Pat presented us with a “survival kit” complete with toilet paper, safety pins, a bungee cord, and maps. The support and encouragement was just what we needed as we prepared to take off the following day. We can’t thank you enough Portland Wilgi!!