The same day we were in Alameda, we got an email from Cameron and an offer to meet up for lunch. He’s already been off on one roadtrip to South America that was cut short by a car wreck. Now, he’s back home and prepping for a second attempt – this time in a Westy. There you go – now there’s at least two Westy trips to the end of the continent(s) that started in Alameda: Overlander Central.
The funny thing is we were on our way to go see some overlanding friends in Eureka and Arcata that same day.
We first met Lorna and Steve in Peru, and then crossed paths again in Chile. Now they’re back in California and thinking about the next trip. They still have the Landy – it barely made it back from Santiago – but are planning a more comfortable ride the next time around. Maybe a Sprinter.
Ten miles away in Arcata were Luis and Lacey. These guys left California in a Landcruiser about he same time we did and returned home about the same time as well. We found each other through other travelers a few years ago and were sure we would meet on the road at some point… but that never happened until today. Super cool folks who are also itching to get back on the road. We’ll meet up again somewhere. Baja for Thanksgiving? We’ll figure it out.