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Cross-Country Road Trip – Leaving CA!

After quitting my job the day before my 32nd birthday, visiting my nephew and family,Β doing some volunteering, helping my Uncle sort and pack up some things,

throwing a surprise party for an awesome person, Michelle!


and tying up some loose ends.. it was time to get started on the road trip across the country

No specific route.
No real plans, except some cities in mind.
And a new (to me) convertible to check it all out in!

Of course, I always start my trips on Highway 1.. this time, traveling towards Southern California, through Riverside, out to visit my Sister for her Graduation!
> HWY 1 from SF Bay Area to SoCal – I LOVE LOVE LOVE this coastline!!


> And off to AZ!!




I officially retired from my job!!!

At 31 years old, after over 7 years of working in Bank Regulation and investing in and managing real estate deals, I finally retired from the W2 life to travel, wake up when I want, wear flip flops, and grow my real estate business remotely πŸ™‚

My first adventures after quitting include..

Visiting Nephew for 1st Bday at Spring Training in Phoenix πŸ™‚

Beautiful trip down Hwy 1 to Dad’s 60th bday, then Mother’s Day
… in the convertible I bought just after retirement! πŸ˜‰



Surprise Party for Michelle and Cruise up Hwy 1 πŸ™‚

Kiss from Libby
Volunteering and a kiss from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Map Test

Here’s where I’ve been!

The orange dots are for my planned trip to South East Asia in Winter 2016/2017.
Blue dots are my Western European Vacation back in 2013.
Red and purple dots are from traveling in the US.
Yellow dots are places I want to go in the future, but don’t have immediate plans