Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 43 & 44: La Jolla to Mexico!
We left Newport Beach and made one last overnight stop at Will’s friend Hank’s house in La Jolla. As soon as we pulled up to the house they were waiting out front cheering us on as to celebrate that we’re now less than 30 miles from the border of Mexico. After our longest day of riding (71 mi), we were both exhausted and ready to get rested up for our big day tomorrow.
Our final day of riding…
The following morning we awoke to a delicious home cooked breakfast. Once we finished up eating we packed up our bikes one last time.
We said our goodbyes and hit the road. Even though we had a short day of riding we still rode pedal to the medal. We flew through downtown San Diego as if we never even knew we passed through it. We knew we would be back to see San Diego in all its glory later on in the afternoon so we simply pushed on.
The Border of Mexico!
WE DID IT! We rode a total of 1,692 miles from Seattle, WA to Mexico in just over 6 weeks time.
I cannot even begin to explain the feeling I had inside of me when we were rolling up to the border of Mexico. I was so thrilled to have officially finished such an epic trip.
Taking it all in…
We spent about 30 mins hanging out on the border as people passed us probably wondering if we had taken a casual ride here from San Diego this morning. If they only knew we had started in the state of Washington!
After all was said and done, we hopped on the trolley from the border back to downtown San Diego.
For the first time in 6 weeks, Will and I part ways. It’s sort of a weird feeling after being together day in and day out for the last few weeks. He’s heading back to spend some time with friends in La Jolla while I enjoy my last few days in San Diego before flying home.
Once we arrived in San Diego I hopped off the trolley and made my way through the Little Italy district. It really reminded me of the North End back home in Boston with all of the restaurants, pizza shops, and more.
Feeling at home at the Little Italy Inn
My home for the next few days is the Little Italy Inn and once I checked in I knew I had chosen the perfect location for my last few days in San Diego. Upon check in, Mitch, the manager of the Little Italy Inn instantly made me feel as if we had been long lost friends. What a guy!
He showed me to my room and for the first time on this trip I felt as if I was finally home.
Once 5 o’ clock came around I spent some time down in the lobby area for the wine and cheese happy hour!
There’s nothing like snacking on some crackers and cheese while sipping wine to celebrate your 1,700 mile bike trip!
Don’t miss my full review of the Little Italy Inn
Today’s Mileage: 27 mi
Thank you for following along with my Pacific Coast Bicycle Trip! Don’t forget that you can go back and catch up on each and every day of our trip by heading over to the Bicycle Touring section of Pause The Moment.