June 28, 2018

Day 11 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – Death Valley

The trip from Sequoia to Death Valley was basically uneventful, save for a very fortuitous stop at Gus’s (don’t bother with the grammatical error of that) Jerky. It’s phenomenal, and very worth the stop. Round about here, we got buzzed by what we think was an F-14 Tomcat. But it was going hella fast…and though I was desperately fumbling with my phone, I didn’t catch it. We googled once we got signal again, and as it happens, that gorge pictured above is none other than “Star Wars Canyon”, or what pilots call the “Jedi Transition”. It’s used as a training […]
June 27, 2018

Day 10 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – Glacier Point + Sequoia National Park

Contrary to the name – you will find no glaciers at Glacier Point. This fact bummed me out. There ARE glaciers in Yosemite – but you have to hike over 14,000 feet peaks to see them, and since I couldn’t hack Vernal Falls – well, yeah, it’s just not happening for me. You will however, find the most amazing view of the Yosemite Valley. Legit, the best view in the park. There used to be hotels up there, but the park wisely chose not to rebuild, making that view accessible to anyone who wanted to drive up. It IS worth […]
June 26, 2018

Day 9 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – Yosemite

When you leave Lake Tahoe to the South, you will encounter an agricultural inspection point. They grill you about what kind of fruit you are bringing in and where you got it from. We blew the fellow’s mind because we’d been in California, only very briefly back in Nevada, and then in California again. He asked where we were headed, we said Yosemite, and he asked if we were going in the front way or the back…and we were actually prepared for that one. We really wanted the kids to see it first from Tunnelview. We set out from there, […]
June 25, 2018

Day 8 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – Lake Tahoe

Collectively, this was our least favorite stop on the trip. Lake Tahoe is lovely. But… The mountains surrounding this gorgeous lake are incredible. The whole area looks like a postcard. We arrived by noon local time, and desperately wanted to rent a boat – but 30mph winds for the afternoon meant there were no rentals available. Just to get out on the water, we decided to do the MS Dixie II Paddleboat tour to Emerald Cove, and while that was fine, and the Cove itself was very pretty, it was a little underwhelming. AND it meant we missed out on […]
June 24, 2018

Day 7 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – The 8th Wonder of the World + Lassen Volcanic

It’s said that when Teddy Roosevelt saw Burney Falls, he said it had to be the 8th Wonder of the World. He’s not wrong. (Full disclosure: I have a massive dead-guy crush on Teddy Roosevelt, so I would probably just believe everything he ever said, but, this is legit) Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic Park are literally in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing near them. There is spotty service at best. But Burney Falls is probably the prettiest waterfall I’ve ever seen. Lassen is kind of like mini-Yellowstone, but we didn’t get to experience much of it. It’s lovely. […]
June 23, 2018

Day 6 – The World’s Most Epic RV Road Trip – Glass Beach + Humboldt State Park

You’ve seen those pictures of sea glass beaches on the west coast. They say that the beaches at Fort Bragg were once so covered with sea glass that you can see nothing but glass everywhere. They are no longer like this. Or rather, there may be one more – but it’s only accessibly via boat. And I didn’t have a boat. We did stop to check it out, and while it wasn’t nearly as epic as we hoped, it was pretty cool. There is still enough that it’s quite visible, most being green, brown or white. The hunt for chunks […]
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