We had doubts about whether or not we could go one day disconnected from social networking sites and the “iPhone clutch.” There were times when a question or a location would have been quickly answered/found via Yelp, Google Maps, or a simple keyword search. Disconnecting from technology set the foundation for a more enjoyable ride through northern California and southern Oregon (at least through our eyes). It was easier to focus on the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Redwood Trees, and the narrowness of Route 101. After a few hours the urge wore off to read a status message, check if anyone posted a comment on gofartherwest09.com, and respond to e-mail. Give it a try—you will probably like it.