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10 hours and 54 minutes.

That's how long mapquest says it takes to drive from Crescent City, California to Forks, Washington. Why would one need this information, you might ask? Well, because that's exactly what I'm doing, right now. 10 hours and 54 minutes, my ass! Try 8 hours, max! And during this 8 hours, I couldn't help but think about what lead to me taking this 'road trip'.