I just spoke with Candace and they made it to Bakersfield okay. She said they arrived about an hour ago (4:30pm).... they must have made good time, considering the vehicle. She drove straight through taking a short break in Redding to sleep in the car. I bet everyone was really stiff once they got out.
Now I can completely relax. Well, as relaxed as a parent can get.
This was a miracle trip.