This is our view today. We decided it was time to wash all our clothes, blankets, sheets, towels, pillow cases, and seat covers. Brooke has busted out the art supplies and I am breaking from work to write this post. Looks like we'll be here for a while...
Although it seemed like Brooke would never want to leave the redwoods, there was much still to be seen. Having traveled through only one of thirty-something states on our list, we knew that we would need to keep moving if we wanted to have even a chance of getting through it all. With that in … Continue reading Oregon
We finally made it. Only, we didn't actually make it. I thought we did. It was a moment that I had been waiting for since my senior year of high school when I added it to my bucket list assignment in Ms. Barrier's economics class. Finally, I was going to be able to check another … Continue reading The Redwood National Forest
After we said our goodbyes to Lance, Jed, and all eight of their pets in Chico, we climbed back into the van and headed up the Skyway towards another cousin of mine in Magalia. Magalia, California I hadn't seen that part of my family since around 2009 or thereabouts so we had a happy reunion … Continue reading Magalia, Subway Cave, and Burney Falls
After the fiasco that was San Francisco, our super awesome tow truck driver brought us and our sad little house on wheels to Eli's Aunt and Uncle's house about 30 miles away from the city. At this point, I am convinced that California only has cute towns because we landed in yet another precious little … Continue reading Redwood City and Chico
At long last. We were finally going to a place that I have been wanting to see for years. One of the coolest cities in America that is often the icon of California... San Francisco Oh goodness, San Francisco. What an amazingly fun and frightful weekend. Guess what we did! Failed to plan our trip … Continue reading San Francisco, California
After leaving Yosemite, Brooke and I acknowledged that we were woefully behind on our blog-and-photo duties. We agreed to take a short break in a safe area of Merced so we could catch up. We spent Monday and Tuesday in the parking lot of a TA Travel Station in Livingston where I had enough cell … Continue reading Monterey, California
So, back on the topic of planning out your trip to Yosemite before you actually go. We learned some valuable lessons this week: planning everything last minute is not always the best idea. I mean, we are still going to plan everything last minute, but it's not smart. Don't be like us. The national parks … Continue reading Yosemite National Park
I have found the place that I will retire one day when I am a crone. It is a place of storybook-esque buildings and incredible ocean views, bountiful art galleries and amazing people. That place is... Cambria, California. What an amazing little place. We really didn't intend on staying here but we had so much … Continue reading Cambria, California
From Long Beach, we ventured North to Santa Monica to see what all the fuss was about the infamous Santa Monica Pier. As it turns out, it's just a small town carnival with a really awesome location. Nothing really all that special. The rides were pretty average and painfully overpriced so we only stuck around … Continue reading Up the Pacific Coast Highway!