Pinnacles National Park is a climbers playground! My pictures DO NOT do this place justice and I understand why this was made a National Park in 2013. I went here well before sunrise to go hiking, climbing, and caving. I didn’t really know what to expect but the thing that really surprised me is that I was the only person here. I had the entire National Park to myself! The only other people I saw was a climbing couple who showed up just as I was leaving. Read More
Mistake #37, driving through big sur with a fully loaded RV. Big sur is absolutely beautiful. Since we’ve camped here before we opted not to stay in Big Sur but I wanted to drive through it on our way to Santa Cruz. The scenery was epic, but so was the fuel cost! Read More
Located about 15 miles outside of Santa Barbara is the city of Solvang. It’s one of the most unique cities I’ve ever been to. All the buildings look Danish and the city is very tourist friendly. They even have an RV parking lot on the main street at the police station.
We parked and walked around the downtown area. There are 2 things that are prevalent in this town, Bakeries (danishes) and Wine Tasting rooms from local wineries. Read More
We were lucky enough to be on the TV show Designing Spaces for our RV. The show will air August 14 and September 19. We went to Rancho Oso RV Park in Santa Barbara. It’s a cool little spot hidden up in the mountains above Santa Barbara just 15 min
from the beach and 10 from the city. We mis-judged the gas guzzler and the light came on just as we were charging up the mountain. We made it and just before the 11 pm cutoff where they lock the gates and don’t allow people in after hours. We got a spot with a great view of the mountains. Read More
We couldn’t imagine not having our car while RVing. Not only does it get around 40 mpg compared to 8 in the Sunseeker but the accessibility to epic locations is the deal breaker for us. After all, what is the point of traveling the country if you don’t get to see the good stuff? We moved so quickly on getting the RV that we didn’t think about pulling the car until after it. In preparation for the trip we would work every day at our regular jobs and then I’d be up until 12-2am working on doing research and preparing for the trip. One night my heart sank because I read an article that you can’t “flat tow” a Mazda 3 because it would ruin the front end. Then I found out there are only certain vehicles that you can flat tow which is why you mostly see Jeep Wranglers being pulled behind. Manual rear wheel drive required. Read More
Hello San Diego! It’s always great to spend time with good friends. Over the years Bill and Leighanna Richards have been a big part of our lives. All 4 of us have been in each other’s weddings, but that’s the formal end of it. The memories we’ve shared, the times visiting each other, the camping, etc has been such a blessing in our lives.
After catching up a bit we went to one of the nicest restaurants in San Diego, it’s on the roof of a Lexus Dealership. Great views, excellent customer service and incredible food! Read More
The first day of the adventure was a bit hectic. I knew it was going to be a big day so I started my day going surfing in Newport Beach, CA where we live. The first big wave that came at me and I tried to paddle through it with my Longboard but it flipped me and the fins on my board cut my hand up pretty good which slowed down the process on carrying things from the house to the RV. Read More