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What Moves You? Moving on up the Pacific Coast Highway

By Guest
March 6th, 2012 - 8:33 AM

Check out the latest blog post in the road trip adventures of U-Pack customer Miki M. and her grandmother, Regina:


Heading Up the Highway: In the ‘Home’ Stretch!

I keep talking about how relieved I’ve been that U-Pack drove the giant truck with all of my grandmother’s belongings; I mean, it was a huge move, with four ReloCubes. I know I’ve been a tad intense. However, it’s time to multiply that by ten. Cue the Pacific Coast Highway! They say everyone needs to do it at least once in their lifetime. Grandma and I had both driven it before, but about 50 years apart. It was time for us to travel the PCH together: the trip of a lifetime.

The windy, gorgeous road has some, shall we say…steep, scary areas: not a place to drive anything larger than a van (and I wouldn’t even drive a van on it). But with plenty of views and access to fresh seafood, there’s a lot to see, do, and eat. We stopped at the park with the elephant seals. It’s an incredible experience to watch and listen to these amazing animals that often reach around 6,000 pounds. They have the best faces! I can’t help but smile when I look at the pictures and video I took. We also fed some squirrels...by hand. They were the cutest little rodents ever. Overall, the PCH portion of our trip was wonderful. I’m just thankful I didn’t have a lifetime’s worth of belongings in tow for that drive!

From there we continued north, but we had to stop off in Santa Cruz. It’s a beautiful town. Although the boardwalk is world renowned, we didn’t venture over because we had the doggie-doodles with us. We did, however, leave our cares behind to just enjoy the journey. I’m thankful to have had this time to spend with my grandmother, and to my dedicated friends who were kind enough to help lift, travel and move her over 3,000 miles.