Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 31, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 226.5 Miles hiked: ~10.2 Today I almost fought a bear. Ok, not really, but I did finally get to see one. And not only did I get to see a bear, but I almost ran directly into his big, fat butt. So I guess I should start by saying we drove over to … Continue reading Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Redwood National Park, California

August 29, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 427.8 (+224.3 yesterday) Miles hiked: ~3 Today was a lot of driving. About eight hours worth, maybe more. We even drove up to Redding from San Francisco last night so that we wouldn’t have as long of a drive to do today in order to get to the Redwoods, but it was still … Continue reading Redwood National Park, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

August 26, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 171.6 Miles walked: ~4 Today we drove up more of Route 1 until we hit San Francisco sometime around noon. We managed to get out to the Golden Gate Bridge and it was a pretty clear day. Last time I came through San Francisco six years ago, the bridge was completely covered in … Continue reading Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Route 1, California

August 25, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 331.0 Today we continued up Route 1 along the coast of California; we’re taking Route 1 all the way up the state of California, but it’ll be a few days before we finish since we’re stopping in San Francisco for a couple of days. Most of today was just consumed with driving, but … Continue reading Route 1, California

I Love Truck Stops

August 24, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 177.8 Today was Szilvia’s day. We began the morning still in Los Angeles and headed out to Long Beach. Personally, I think a beach is a beach; not much differs between one or another, but Szilvia likes them and wants to see as many as possible and swim in the water, so that’s … Continue reading I Love Truck Stops

Los Angeles, California

August 23, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 67.9 Miles walked: ~15 We got up pretty early this morning and headed out to the Walk of Fame. There were very few people walking the street when we got there and because it was a Sunday, we had free parking until 11am (which we were gone before that point). It took us … Continue reading Los Angeles, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

August 22, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 300+ Miles hiked: ~1 Today was mostly consumed with driving from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park and then from there to Los Angeles. Joshua Tree is not really a park I was interested in hiking in, as it’s all desert and it was quite hot out. We drove through the park … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park, California

California Dreamin’

August 21, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles walked: ~11 Today began a new journey; well, really it began yesterday, but whatever. Yesterday I picked up Szilvia from the airport, bringing an end to the Wild Wild West portion of this trip and starting the California Dreamin’ Loop. Since it was late in the afternoon, we didn’t do much that day except … Continue reading California Dreamin’

You Suck, San Diego

August 18, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Today my name is Negative Nancy and I’m going to do a lot of complaining (also, I did a short hike). I headed out late this morning for San Diego, which was a couple of hours from where I was last night. I don’t actually need to be in San Diego for two more days, … Continue reading You Suck, San Diego

Cheat Day

August 15, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

I have a confession. I did not sleep in the van last night. WHAT?! I know, right? Like, total oh em gee. Yesterday afternoon, shortly after I posted my last update, I got the hankering to go to a (very cheap) motel. Emphasis on cheap. Seriously. I was practically in Mexico. I could have probably … Continue reading Cheat Day