All posts filed under: The Trip

4 1/2 months in 11 minutes

Words cannot describe what happened in 4 1/2 months of life on the road, traveling across America in the middle winter, oh and with 2 cats. While I (Ceci) was editing this video I wished I had filmed more, but I’m so thankful for what we did capture. It only represents the tip of the iceberg of our trip. We didn’t film us getting lost, or arguing over directions, or the glamorous life of not having a bathroom near by. So please, know that this was a beautiful time in our marriage and lives and if you are thinking of doing the same in some form of way, I totally encourage it, but…it will have low points too, some major ones possibly (if you choose to live in a vintage trailer). I thought living small and unplanned would be pretty carefree. But the dream, had stresses of its own. We still had some bills to keep up on, and unpredictable tire problems, and weather that damaged the trailer. Taking a big adventure and leaving everything behind, …

You, Me and DC

Last post post from our trip! We were in DC over my 26th birthday, which is May 7th! We visited Kyle’s sister who lives there and was an outstanding tour guide! Transportation tips: Rent bikes and use the bus, parking is so hard and it’s a crowded city! Places to visit: Ted’s this place has delicious homemade pop-tarts and they play b&w movies on one of their walls. It’s super classy and fun! Go for breakfast! Georgetown: Georgetown Cupcakes (expect a line) Warby Parker (try on some glasses for fun) Paper Source Renwick Gallery All the Museums, my personal favorite the Air and Space Museum Eastern Market Thanks to Kristen for showing us all these fun places!  

Georgia on My Mind

  I had heard that Savannah Georgia was cute as a button, but I didn’t know how adorable a city could be. This city is full of southern charm, Spanish moss, brick roads, patriotic vibes, and rich in history. Did I mention Spanish moss, because there was a ton of it! Being from SoCal, the only Spanish moss I have ever seen was in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Sad? We spent about 5 hours in Savannah, but we put it on our list of “come backs.”  Therefore I have three recommendations: Go! Try and rent a bed and breakfast on Jones street Sip some coffee at Foxy Loxy Café, located in an old two-story house!  

New in New Orleans

When: April 2016 Location: New Orleans, GA Vibe: There are many interesting pockets to New Orleans from the French Quarter to the Garden District. During the day the French Quarter feels fun, classy, and entertaining. At night it feels like “Pirates of the Caribbean” mixed with Vegas. I say that because we saw pirates at night while walking the crowded streets in the Quarter. The Garden District is a neighborhood that was created for Americans in the 1830’s. It’s very Victorian, and elegant. You feel rich and in another century just walking down the Garden District streets. There’s also a cemetery that surprisingly resides it the neighborhood among the Victorian class. From my understanding the Garden District has essentially become the Beverly Hills of New Orleans because more and more celebrities are buying houses there. Tips: Parking is expensive if you are going to the French quarter, but there’s not a way around it unless you get dropped off. Expect rowdy crowds at night. Stayed: Jude Travel Park Of New Orleans, includes Wi-Fi, pool, and Jacuzzi. …

Joshua Tree, the Desert Oasis

When: End of April, 2016 Location: Joshua Tree, CA Vibe: Desert Heaven. Joshua Tree National Park has endless hiking and rock climbing opportunities. Tips: If you’re camping during peak season, reserve your camping way in advanced! Stayed: Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground because the park had no available RV camping. Visited: Joshua Tree Coffee Company: Super nice people and delicious nitro coffee! Ryan Mountain: Activities: This is the hike we did at sunrise! The end of the hike leads to a view of Coachella Valley. Camp Rock at Joshua Tree This is a campground, and if you can get a spot here its beautiful! Full of huge rocks to climb anytime you want!

Yosemite in the Spring

When: Middle of March, 2016 Location: Yosemite, CA Vibe: There is not much to say about Yosemite because if you’ve heard of it you know that it’s stunning. We were there while winter was ending and spring was around the corner. Because it was off-season while we were camping there, the whole park was not open. There were still come beautiful hiking paths, full waterfalls, wildlife, sunshine, and rain! I would recommend the beginning of April so that all the park is open, and still not too many people. Tips: Be aware that titles have changed on locations in the park, free showers in curry village near the tents, and anything in the grocery store is over priced. Visited: Glacier Point Beautiful view of the valley and a great place to take night photos. The Majestic Hotel Beautiful place to walk around and if you’re feeling fancy you can dine there! Upper Yosemite Fall and Vernal Falls A stunning hike that gets you up close and personal with a waterfall. Stand at the top of …

Redwood Forest+Fern Canyon

When: February 26th-28th 2016 Location: Redwood National Forest, CA Vibe: This forest and surrounding area makes you feel like you are in a fairytale book. The trees are so gigantic, it’s hard to comprehend as you try and wrap your arms around their trunks. You could get lost and loose time staring at all the refreshing greenery. Tips: Always have on hand a light rain jacket. Plan on doing a lot of hiking and driving, because there is a lot of forest to explore! Stayed: Sounds of the Sea RV Park in Trinidad. Visited: Trinidad Drive around and look at the cute beach houses Food: The Light House Grill Ordered: Fish & Chips (SO GOOD!) Avenue of the Giants 31 miles on the old highway 101, surrounded by beautiful redwoods! Drive and listen to sweet tunes! Fern Canyon Located in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park You can walk as much as you desire down the canyon amongst hundreds of ferns. I’d recommend wearing water shoes and shorts.