Murphys to Oakland!

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This is the amazing place we have called home for the past few days. We stayed with Duane and Bambi in their Italian villa-like home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. We ate and slept well and enjoyed visiting and “decompressing” from our journey. I was introduced to Derek’s cute little hometown, and even saw the gigantic hunk of crystallized gold that now lives inside a safe in a winery, up here in gold country, where it was found by miners about 20 years ago.

Derek’s dad is an architect, so naturally the house is awesome. Thanks so much, you guys! We’ll be seeing you much more often now!

Today we packed up again (though we left the plants, for now, because they are tired of traveling) and we are driving our final stretch to Oakland, where we will stay with friends while looking for an apartment or house to rent. Here we come!

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