After having breakfast at the El Capitan Casino in Hawthorne, we set off on the final lap. North of Hawthorne, we decided to take the alternative route home, literally: we turned off US-95 onto Alt-95 to take us via Yerrington, the county seat of Lyon Country. Lisa had been there once, but I've never had cause to go there. We stopped briefly at a grocery store there for a bathroom break and to get something to drink, then pushed home.
Shortly after Noon, we pulled up to our front doorstep. When I ran the numbers on the trip, I was surprised to see that, despite taking very different routes back than out, the distances traveled were almost identical:
Out: 1,852 miles
Back: 1,859 miles
Total: 3,711 miles
The van ran pretty well the whole trip. There was one day where I was concerned that the air conditioning was failing, but that proved to be because it was already a hot day and because in city driving it's not really possible to keep the compressor running full-tilt all the time, so it can't cool things down sufficiently.
We unpacked the car. Many things are likely to stay piled up for a few days until we can find the energy to finish putting them away. I checked in the with Day Jobbe and getting back to work on things, and will spend the rest of the week getting back up to speed, I hope, before heading back to the Bay Area for two weeks in the office there.
I'm tired. Lisa is more tired. She says that travelswithkuma is tired, too. Nothing like a long trip to make you appreciate your home.