100 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe lies Bodie State Historic Park. Once a booming gold rush town, it is now a national historic site and a popular stop for visitors traveling along US Highway 395 in Eastern California.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous parks in the U.S., but when I went looking for travel advice about it from some of my go-to RV blogs, I found very few articles.
When I initially booked our visit to Morro Bay, one of my goals was to use it as a jumping off point to drive a particularly scenic portion of the Pacific Coast Highway.
In a continuation of our strategy this past pandemic year of staying longer term in places that feature nice weather and plenty of things to do outside, we decided to head to the Central Coast of California.
Unlike so many other national parks we've sworn we'll return to, we were happy to check this one off the list and admit: we're not going back.
This year, we spent the entire winter in San Diego.
Recently, Kevin, Thor, and I took a drive to Borrego Springs, a small town located about two hours east of San Diego in the Southern California desert.
The first time we visited Bend, in Summer, 2018, smoke from nearby wildfires blanketed the region through most of our visit. This time, wildfire smoke drove us to Bend when we canceled our Fall travel plans and found ourselves with nowhere to go.
Did I play some role in bringing on this dumpster fire of a year??
7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama, one of several volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, erupted violently and with enough destructive force that the 12,000 foot tall mountain collapsed in on itself.