Well, we got started a little later than planned. It seems someone (coughChriscough) forgot to turn on the alarm clock, and we didn’t wake until I awoke to Meaghan knocking on our door at 5:30. We showered and dressed quickly, then loaded RoboVan and headed off to the hotel lobby for our complimentary breakfast (more free food! Seeing a pattern yet?) With only a minor incident involving Aassem and the waffle dispenser, our appetites were sated and our feared leader headed us all into RoboVan, and we were on the highway by 7 am sharp.
The drive was fairly uneventful, although the scenery was quite beautiful. We stopped for some gas and Arby’s in Beaver, Utah (the birthplace of Butch Cassidy, or so I’m told) and later crossed three states in 20 minutes. Meaghan was quite excited to see Las Vegas, so we took a slight detour down the Strip so she could bask in Sin City in all its (daytime) glory. I told her it’s much cooler at night.
We cruised into San Diego at around 10:30 local time and got checked into our hotel rooms. Meaghan met up with her roommate from the University of Victoria team and opted to call it a night, while us guys went cruising for a late-night supper at the local McDonalds. Long story short, we made it, and we can still stand the sight of each other. So far, so good!