Well, the movers have come and gone. All of my stuff is packed into a few crates making its long slow journey to Frankfurt. Packout was actually much easier than I expected. As far as I can tell, they didn't pack any Embassy furniture or full garbage cans.
Now that packout is done, I have a week of saying goodbye before I start home leave. I have modified my road trip plans. Rather than purchase a car and drive myself to DC, I am going to rent a car and then fly out from Phoenix. This way, I don't have to rush into buying a car, worry about licensing it and insuring it. Plus, I will get to see my family again before I go to DC.
You can see the general route on the map below. Highlights of the trip will include:
(a) Garth Brooks in Vegas
(b) Playing in the World Series of Poker
(c) San Diego Zoo and Sea World in San Diego - first trip to SD since I was 4
(d) Driving up the California coast on Highway 1
(e) Exploring the San Francisco Bay area
(f) Red Wood National Park
(g) Astoria, Oregon - where The Goonies was filmed
(i) first trip to Yellowstone National Park
If anyone has any suggestions for places to visit, things to do, restaurants to eat at, or any other suggestions, please leave a comment.
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