Today was the final day of my 2015 vacation. There was no sightseeing on our agenda. The goal was to get home as soon as possible.

At 8:00 AM we checked out of our motel in Ashland, Oregon and began the long drive back home to Castro Valley, California. As we entered California at the Oregon state line on southbound I-5, we made a fast-food breakfast stop in Yreka. Aside from one additional stop for gasoline, there were no more stops today.

I’m back home in Castro Valley now, but I don’t return to work until after the Labor Day weekend. I have 8 days off at home to get back into my usual routine before returning to work. This year’s vacation was fantastic. I’ve now visited all 48 contiguous states of the union. I’m already starting to think about my 2016 vacation.