Mendocino

Posted on August 12, 2014 by 1 Comment

thumbnail image It's just a pretty sleepy tourist town now. I wonder what it was like back in 1969... We used to walk through the park and make love along the way... in Mendocino. -Doug Sahm  ...

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Abalone and Missing Teeth

Posted on August 11, 2014 by 4 Comments

thumbnail image We cut over to the coast and cruised Hwy 1 down towards Mendocino. Camping on the coast is tough this time of year - for the past few nights we've been one of the last campers admitted. We stopped at Russian Gulch and the ranger told us they were full, but Van Damme had spaces. ...

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Drive Thru Tree

Posted on August 9, 2014 by 3 Comments

thumbnail image Camping in the Redwoods. Driving through trees.   It had to be done....

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Arcata

Posted on August 8, 2014 by 2 Comments

thumbnail image Luis and Lacey showed us around town and were awesome hosts. We had passed through Arcata the first week of our trip and really liked it. This is another one of those towns I could imagine staying for a while. Really comfortable and mellow. And, there's a Westy on every block - I promise. ...

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Overlander’s Delight

Posted on August 7, 2014 by 1 Comment

thumbnail image The same day we were in Alameda, we got an email from Cameron and an offer to meet up for lunch. He's already been off on one roadtrip to South America that was cut short by a car wreck. Now, he's back home and prepping for a second attempt - this time in a ...

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Back to the Bay Area

Posted on August 6, 2014 by 2 Comments

thumbnail image We had to climb a 24% grade on Hwy 4 to get up and over the Sierras on the way here, but it was easy coasting down the other side to the Bay Area. And hot. Still really hot. ...

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Return to California

Posted on August 5, 2014 by 2 Comments

thumbnail image Our plan was to blast through the rest of Nevada and then relax for a few days at one of our favorite free camping spots in California - Utica Reservoir. Mid-week, we'd have the place to ourselves. Except, of course our secret wasn't so well-kept and in the five years we'd been gone, the forest ...

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