Eureka! …Or Thereabouts

Orick, California, USA

From Fort Bragg we opted to take highway 20 inland and up highway 101 to drive The Avenue of The Giants. If the weather had cooperated we would have found a place to park The Beast and take Zippy (the … Continue reading

After the Storm… Petaluma and Point Reyes

Our stop in Petaluma was a particularly special one to John because we camped on the very Coast Guard Base he lived on for six years before his retirement in 2003. According to him not much has changed in Petaluma … Continue reading

California Coast- Santa Cruz to Pacifica

California, Highway 1, USA

After Big Sur and Monterey we continued north to Santa Cruz. The only real reason for our stop there was to see some old friends of mine who John had met once before. Mindy… a long time friend… drove from … Continue reading

California Coast from Monterey to Big Sur

California, USA

After our very soggy stay in Morro Bay we continued our trek up to Monterey. Knowing we’d be covering Highway 1 in Zippy (tow car), we opted to take The Beast around via Hwy 101… for a few reasons. Although … Continue reading

Santa Cruz Island- Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park, USA

From Joshua Tree National Park we hopped over to Fairways RV Resort (another military campground, and one of the nicest we’ve stayed at thus far) in Port Hueneme… just down the road from our next adventure. The following morning we … Continue reading

Joshua Tree National Park

California, USA

The drive from Saguaro National Park near Tucson to Joshua Tree National Park in California wasn’t that long… only about five hours… but it was wrought with bucking winds for the latter part of the drive. Unless you’ve driven a … Continue reading

Return to Death Valley

Death Valley National Park, California

The drive isn’t long… between Lone Pine (Alabama Hills) and our stopping point in Death Valley… but it’s brutal. White knuckle most of the way. ¬†From the time you enter the park boundaries it’s a long, narrow, windy, steep road… … Continue reading

Alabama Hills- A Little Known Gem

California, USA

A few years ago, while still traveling solo, I got chatting with a couple of guys who were standing at the same vista photographing sunrise in Death Valley. When I told them the direction I was heading later that day, … Continue reading