How many years has it been since I drove Hwy. 5 the day before Thanksgiving?   Probably since I was about 21, so that’s a few.  Thank Christ I can’t seem to sleep past 5:30 AM these days, so I was up and ready to go by 4:30 today.    Gorgeous clear night, full moon, freeways empty, sunrise over the San Joaquin Valley.  Loving it!!   I’m haulin’ ass too.  Stay tuned for more holiday mobile posts.   This is my first post from my iPhone.  How millennial!

Also my last road trip in my super fabulous corporate car, which is going back to the dealer at Christmas–end of lease.  Looking forward to my new “blogger car” – I’m preparing myself for a Nissan Sentra or the like.  Code word Humility.  I’m allowed to get a speeding ticket on this trip since it will probably be impossible for the next year or two.   Ha!