7000 Miles in 3 Weeks
or: how to properly break in a car
The Summer 2001 Travelogue
Last modified: November 25, 2004
Work. Work. Work. At Apple, we've been working hard on shipping a new product, which was admittedly a bit behind schedule, but who wants to think about that. The Gods put me also in charge of a second project which doesn't even get its own web page. Along came May, both products shipped, and our team gave a great track of presentations at the WWDC conference. What was left was a team of burnt out engineers.
there was a bright side to things, too: Ordered on January 20, he was here on
May 15 at noon. I saw him roll off the transporter and got the keys handed to me
at 4 the same afternoon. My boss herself brought me to the dealership and came
along for the first mile. I think she liked it so much that she put her name
down for the same car coming just two months later.
Essan and I planned our trip well ahead; Yellowstone campground reservations were made and the route was discussed with natives of respective states. Finally, second week of June, with energy at a low point we packed the car full of camping equipment and at odometer standing of 1100 miles headed towards the East. This was not our first vacation together, nor our first camping trip, but three weeks in a tent and in different National Parks was a nice thing to be looking forward to. This is the short story of our 7000 miles spent in 10 states and provinces.
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