The past two days were in final preparation to leave. Jeanne said her goodbyes to the family and our very good friends. Doug and Karen took us out to dinner at Casa de Soria, a favorite restaurant in Ventura and gave us a very thoughtful gift of a road atlas and travel books.
This morning we set off for Victorville. The weather was great and the ride was uneventful. The coach handled well and the Jeep towed easily. We pulled into a KOA along the Mojave river. The park host pointed us in the direction of the Wal-Mart for supplies, Starbucks for an e-mail connection and an open area for a place to run. Nobody told me Apple Valley was at altitude and I got winded during my workout.