In August, suffering a little from the notorious travel bug, I jumped at the opportunity to visit California for a pretty sweet interview in LA (check out https://orangutan.org/). Aaron and his sister were already road tripping across the west coast and the timing worked out SO perfectly, that I was able to join them after I was done what needed to be taken care of in LA. I stayed with my relatives near Orange County and had some fun adventures on the beach with them looking at little critters that lived in the tidal pools on the rocks. The moment I finished my second interview, Aaron and Charlotte picked me up and my road trip adventure began!
This was one of the first times I had been on a trip where I didn't plan any of the routes and left it all up to my fellow roadies. All I knew was that I had to fly to LAX on August 24th and I would have to fly back to Toronto from San Francisco on August 31st. Soon we were off exploring Morro Bay, Big Sur and San Francisco.