Yippee! I made it to California.
Everything was rushed before departure, but I have arrived in sunny (and warm) California. The first day of driving was a long one (20 hours), but the new bed in the trailer provided me with a fabulous 8-hour sleep. I arrived intact in Monrovia (in the greater LA area) Thursday evening despite a few ‘bumps’ along the way.
Overall, I made pretty good time until I crossed into CA, where the towing speed is only 55 mph.
I actually made it in time to catch the Breeders; Cup races on Friday and Saturday and catch up with a couple of friends/race fans from Virginia as well as fellow journalists. And I was fortunate enough to be able to take conformation photos of some champion horses on Sunday and Monday mornings in the stables.
After a day of securing a US cell phone as well as a mobile hotspot through a different carrier and a day of rest, I am now tackling the real organization of the trailer and setting up the office space to suit my purposes.
As long as I do not overstay my welcome here, I will be based out of Monrovia for the next week or so. Therefore, anyone in the general area wanting me to assess horses, etc., should contact me fairly soon.
Arizona, is likely next on my agenda, with Nevada as another possibility. Hope to meet up with a few clients along the way.
Until next time…