Another 15 hours of driving is on the agenda for the next couple of days. As for Boise, hopefully I will not freeze in the water as I've heard that it is mighty cold! I have a insulated cap but might need to add booties and gloves to my neoprene collection.
The weather has been good in Solvang and I cannot complain about the beautiful area. One thing I can complain of though is the amount of money I spend on FOOD and GAS. I guess food is just that much more expensive in California, or I just do not know how to bargain-find. I eat healthy and knowing this, I don't try to stress over the amount I spend, as health is more important than cost. However, I do stress and need to learn to de-stress. Gas is expensive everywhere but with travel you see the digit$ creeping up daily. Yikes!
After Boise, I'm off to Penticton for a few days to hang out with Erik and my old training partner, HOBBES (border collie). I then head back down south again to travel to the triathlon mecca of the world: Boulder, Colorado. It is going to be awesome to be able to train with (near?) all the pros that reside there and to be able to continue one-on-one training with Chuckie. The best part of all this travel is that I get to include more states to my 'Places I have Been' list. So far this year I have travelled to Oregon, Washington, and California. After this weekend, and when I head to Colorado, I will be able to include: Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah and Colorado! So far my favorite places are: Solvang, Bend and believe it or not, Laguna Beach.