We did it. We made it to our first destination and spent the week actually living out of a van. Destination No. 1 was Redlands, California, a gorgeous city just inland from Los Angeles. We left Nevada late in the afternoon on Saturday, April 8th. To be honest, we were both amazed that we had actually pulled it off. It took us months to prepare and we ended up reluctantly pushing our plans back a couple times. We finally made the big jump though and drove four hours in our little van house to our first stop on the map.