We are driving south to see my mother. It's a 700 mile (1126 km) journey. So we always stop at the halfway point in Capitola at Roger's family beach house. It's been in the family since his grandparents bought it in 1938. Nowadays their great-great grandchildren come and play here. That's the grand gift of longevity.
On Monday we drive the next 350 miles. We know this stretch of highway very well. It's like an old friend.