After 4300 miles and 70 hours of driving, we finally arrived on the West Coast! It was quite an epic journey through Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, but we made it to Seattle safe and sound. There is a small crack in the windshield and the car needs an oil change, but these are only minor concerns.
Also, we made it just in time for Yom Kippur. I will be fasting without food or water until sundown this evening. If you have never had the opportunity to fast without water, I would highly recommend that you experience it. It really does put you into a place of mental and physical discomfort, which allows you to not only appreciate eating and drinking, but more importantly allows you to examine yourself. It is a very transformative experience that makes you appreciate the world around you. It’s not quite as delicious as diner food on the side of the highway, but the spiritual ramifications are much larger.
I put together a short movie to chronicle our time in Boulder at Red Rocks…
And of course, Happy Birthday, Dad! Sorry, I can’t be there to celebrate (and fast) with you!