Our last few days in the States.
27.11.2011 25 °C
We are still not into Mexico, but plan to head out tomorrow morning. Lots of preparing in terms of gear, insurance and all the rest. Over the past couple of days we have been staying outside of San Diego in a community called Chula Vista. It has been tricky navigatnig the inerstates, but we are finally starting to get a handle on the city.
One thing we did not expect to experience was the infamous 'Black Friday'. Canadians don't really do this in the way Americans do. Basically, people line up and start shopping for deals at midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It is total chaos in malls, box stores and basically all shopping outlets. Paul and I stopped at the Target (basically an American Zellers) to pick up some items and found ourselves in the middle of the works. We escaped, and then managed to have more bad luck when Phyllis, our Trooper, wouldn't start. People were lining up for our parking spot and we were frantically trying to get her moving. After a lot of stress and a few phone calls home, Paul managed to diagnose the problem- a worn wire to the fuel pump... needless to say I will not be shopping on Black Friday again. I suppose it was karma.
While in San Diego, we have also met up with half of the team that runs the website drive the americas . Chris and Kristen were lots of fun when we met up with them for pizza and beer. We previously met Tom and Kelsey, the other half of the team, in Vancouver. This website is a super helpful forum that connects people who are roadtripping in North, Central and South America, and helps people with information and advice about trips. It's a pretty good site to read if you ever have an interest in any pan-american travel.
Anyways, that's it for now.
Tomorrow - MEXICO!