Thursday, October 09, 2008
We had our second training run Sept. 26-27. We left out of Houston a little later than we had planned so we didn't get as much driving time in as we had hoped for. Despite the lack of driver training we all got a little of the"cross country" experience. We were planning on camping on the side of the road wherever we stopped. We have done this before so as we unloaded our luggage and set up our tents, we didn't think anything about it. When we were finished we all wanted to go eat so we loaded up on the bus and headed for the nearest roadhouse, of course! Later that night when we returned to our campsite we had a police officer waiting on us. He informed us that what we were doing was too dangerous and they would not allow us to camp on the side of the interstate.. imagine that?! We informed him that we had done this several times before, but it didn't matter. We HAD to leave. As much as we hated it, we had to go find a hotel, sleep in an actual bed, and take a shower. The next day we got up bright and early to start charging the car. When we left the hotel we set out toward Graceland. Thomas Brown drove Sundancer all the way from our hotel to Graceland. As soon as we got there we set the car up to charge while we toured Graceland and did some souvenir shopping. All in all our team had a wonderful time! ..we even initiated our new members.