The idea to go on
the trip was first brought up on the way home after playing golf on 7/11.
The weather for the next three days was forecasted to be higher than 100F.
Since it would be too hot to play golf, Jane and D.I. decided to take a trip
instead. They left home around 9:30 AM on 7/12 with very light
luggage. There was no plan, no motel reservation, no preparation at
all. The plan was just to drive each day until they were ready to stop and
then stay at any motel they were able to find. This was a very unusual
way for them to travel, as they have always had a detailed plan for every
trip they ever made, with reservations for lodging each day. This was the
first time they travelled without any plan at all, except to drive Highway 1
along the Pacific Coast, visit Crater Lake in Oregon and come back home down
The first stop was Muir Woods National Monument, about 15 miles north of San
Francisco on Highway 1. They spent a little over an hour there, then drove
to Bodega Bay, where they had a very late lunch (after 2:00 PM) at the
Bodega Harbour Golf Links Club House.