The first couple of days

So we left Vancouver yesterday morning, heading to the misterious South America.

It took us about an hour and a half to cross the border. And then another 2 hours to wait for our good friends, Traian and Razvan, who are pretty much going to do the same trip as us, but on a G-Wagon, and in half the time. We saw them right behind us, but it turned out they had the truck searched at the border, so it took a while.

We finally reunited, so we can part ways again. We will head to San Fran, for a couple of days, and they will head to  Yellowstone National Park.

We will most likely meet again in Los Angeles, and cross the border together.

We had a great ride the first day. Nice twisties, beautiful weather, until we hit the mountains. It all changed in the evening, so the first night we camped in the pouring rain, at New Haven. We enjoyed it though: some Grand Marnier and Cyder warmed us up, and good friendship and company made a great evening.

Next day the weather looked a lot better, so we got up after very little sleep (too cold for me, so I could not really sleep much), and back in the saddle. Beautiful ride through Winthrop, and then we decided to stop in this little gorgeous Bavarian town called Leavenworth.

After having a delicious Bavarian sausage, and a very good glass of wine, we are ready for a good sleep, and then the next ride:)

And you know what? I realized I didn’t come all the way here for nothing. Suddenly, when I saw this little thing, it dawned on me:)

So this is not just a ride, it’s free therapy (well, free might not be the right word).

As we got back to our time share (I know, we got fancy this time:) Mat and Robin have “relations”) we just found an email from Razvan that they got stuck with the G-Wagon in Missoula. Something wrong with their transmission. They are waiting for parts to come from Vancouver. Hopefully they will still catch up so we can meet in Los Angeles.

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10 thoughts on “The first couple of days

  1. Perry & Marian

    Hey C – I love your bike! There was room in your bags for grand marnier AND cider?? Way to go! Stay warm, Marian

    • M, Didn’t you see how big our panniers are? lol Yes, we did find room for them, and I am glad we did, since otherwise we would have been so cold that night.

  2. Alessandro Frijo

    WICKED!! Looks like you guys have covered quite a distance already 🙂 Looks amazing.. love the recapture of your travels so far!! Keep it up.

    • Thanks Alessandro. I will try and update as often as I can, but we don’t stop much in places with internet:)

  3. Brent

    Fantastic blog! its nice coming home from work and following your route and reading your updates. Keep it up and tell Lica we dont miss him yet.

    • Thanks Brent. Well, Vasile actually misses you guys lots, he wanted to turn around, I could hardly stop him:)

  4. Adriana

    Very nice update-please carry on traveling only through areas that have internet access:)XXX

    • I’m afraid that’s not possible. Even here we only have access once in a while, and we are forced to eat burgers (we stop at MCDonalds, since Sturbuck does not have food:))

  5. Reta

    Great Blog Camelia – keep it up. I love being a part of your adventures.

    Take care of yourself missy – we miss you already =( but glad your having a great time 🙂


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