While we were camping, early in the morning, we heard sounds outside the tent and that it was leaves or the breeze against the tent. Maybe birds. Today, we got up at 5:30 and discovered that our tent was pitched in the runway of early morning rabbits.
We decided to get an early start and head home by the quickest route, maybe making it in one day, maybe two. Even though we had packed the car last night, it took two hours to dismantle and pack the tent, sleeping bags, and therm-a-rests.
While in the final stages of taking dozen the tent, Mule had an audience.
Finally at 7:30, we drove out. We stopped once for gas for the car and 2 Taco Bell burrito supremes for Mule. He ate them in the car then we dropped non-stop through Bakersfield. On Hwy 58, we refueled then at the I-5 junction ate at Denny's.
From there, we drive straight home and pulled into our driveway, having even gone 17 days.
We plan to leave again in May.