Day 3: THE DECISION TO BEAT TRAFFIC
It was about 6:30am when we awoke. We didn’t need an alarm though Julie had hers set anyways. And after another drill of getting ready for the day, wrapping up our packing of our belongings, and then brave the crowded breakfast room, we checked out and then headed out at 7:45am.
After a brief difficulty trying to figure out the best route to get home from Monterey, we eventually decided to take the 101 after going a fair bit on some local roads. Then, it was pretty smooth sailing as we headed south towards Paso Robles, then cutting across to Lost Hills before getting onto the familiar I-5 heading south towards Bakersfield and then the Grapevine.
Eventually at 12:05pm, we stopped for another Panera Bread lunch at Tahia’s request, but this time we were near Magic Mountain in Valencia. We were trying to encourage Tahia not to be overly picky about eating real foods by telling her that if she grew another 50% taller, she might be able to ride the big roller coasters of Magic Mountain. Of course, she’s way too petite for that now as she can’t even go on most of the Disneyland rides.
Anyways, it would finally be about 1:55pm when we got back home. We had intended to beat traffic by leaving on this day instead of Easter Sunday tomorrow, but there was still traffic on the I-5. I guess that can’t be avoided. Anyways, that left us with an afternoon to recuperate as well as Easter Sunday of doing nothing tomorrow. And do all this before rejoining the dreaded rat race when this Spring Break was over…