By: Jinyen and Chris Carew
Okay! Our final west coast hurrah earlier than heading again east.
Completed up in Seattle and hit two Nationwide Parks this previous week: Olympic and North Cascades.
Olympic Nationwide Park is on the northwestern a part of Washington state, and the decrease 48 states normally. Our first cease was Cape Flattery, which is the northwestern most level of the contiguous United States. It’s really simply exterior of the park, on the Makah Reservation, particularly Neah Bay. There’s a lookout on the NW-most level the place you look out at Tatoosh Island, with its lighthouse. As is regular on the market, it was fairly foggy that day, however I bought some cool pictures of the island, in order that was cool.
The park has a rainforest space and a coastal space. Each are wonderful. The coastal space has among the sharpest offshore rock formations I’ve seen, whereas additionally containing among the most colourful, easy rocks on the seashore itself.
After Olympic, we began heading east, stopping in Seattle to get the ladies their passports in an expedited trend. After half a day of that, we bought them, then headed east.
North Cascades Nationwide Park has one quick principal street that goes by it, with plenty of trails and smaller roads for extra off-road autos. Our 31’ entrance wheel drive RV sticks to principal roads. Or not less than paved roads, lol.
The principle street by the park goes alongside the Skagit River, and there are three dams you’ll be able to take a look at alongside the best way. We noticed two of them, plus the powerhouse for the opposite one. Dams actually demand that you just respect the ability of engineering. These dams produce electrical energy, which is shipped to energy Seattle.
After leaving the park, we headed east to do some housekeeping. Refill water, do laundry, get groceries, get WiFi.
Subsequent Nationwide Park stops: Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton
Nonetheless in Seattle. As common, the one week challenge changed into a two week challenge. All good although. Want gasoline cash, lol. Really, it’s good to be paying lower than $5 a gallon. Costs are down, and we’re out of California, in order that helps.
We’ve been frolicking round Seattle on my couple of days off, hitting Pike Place to pattern some Russian piroshkies, British crumpets, clams, mac-n-cheese, and extra. Went to slightly botanical backyard, checked out The Spheres, and swam at a lake with a platform for leaping.
Considering forward to January, after our street journey is over, we’re attempting to determine our subsequent transfer. I’m pushing for a European tour, earlier than subsequent faculty 12 months, when the ladies are going into center faculty, however I’m unsure we’re ALL down for that. RV life is enjoyable, however we’re all the time on the transfer.
We have now some land Upstate, the place we’re considering constructing a home, although we don’t actually wish to reside up there full-time as a result of we like cities with a various mix of individuals, meals, and issues to do. Additionally, we’re slightly over the chilly climate, so we’re critically contemplating Venice Seashore or Marina Del Rey. That one’s most likely going to win, as a result of the climate is nice – not as scorching as inland LA will get. Additionally, we prefer to surf. Additionally, I need a sailboat that I can use year-round. Additionally, there’s a small airport in Santa Monica the place I can get my personal pilot certificates. So yeah.
The Pacific Northwest. Or the PNW, as everybody right here calls it, is a spot of magnificence. So inexperienced. Evergreen, really. Therefore the nickname of Washington State. It’s not fairly Autumn but, however many of the timber right here gained’t be altering colours, until you depend the snow that can doubtless cowl all of them within the coming months.
It’s mainly Christmas timber in every single place. Lumber yards abound! You want wooden? They’ve bought lots.
Now to Seattle. It’s a fairly metropolis, however it’s positively bought its share of issues. For one, it has a giant homeless inhabitants, with tents throughout. Town’s Chinatown is unhappy and desolate, very close to to Pike Place Market, the primary vacationer attraction by the water.
On a unique notice, Seattle has some nice meals spots. From crumpets to burgers, and naturally, seafood. Salmon might be the most well-liked seafood right here, since they run by all of the rivers in these elements. And low, after all.
Seattle is a metropolis of huge firms: Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, and Zillow, simply to call a couple of.
We checked out Boeing’s Museum of Flight, which was very fascinating. A number of plane, from fighter jets to gliders to 747s. I’m kinda into planes, and I’m aiming to get my personal pilot certification in 2023, so The Adventures of Us 4 might be persevering with within the sky quickly…
Portland was cool. We didn’t keep lengthy, as a result of we checked the climate (as we do), and it was about to be within the 90s there. So, we grabbed a chunk at a pair alternative spots, then left for Washington.
The shopper whose place I reworked in Venice Seashore referred me to her niece in Seattle, who then referred me to her mother-in-law – so now I’ve a challenge right here to work on for the subsequent week or so. Which means I’ll most likely be working most days, whereas Jinyen and the ladies hang around, and prance across the metropolis a bit.
However first, earlier than we hit the Emerald Metropolis, we stopped at Mount Rainier Nationwide Park. It was breathtaking! We noticed some cool
wildlife whereas mountaineering across the mountain. Elk, mountain goats, and hoary marmots!
It’s August, and there’s snow on the mountaintop, which offered a pleasant, cool breeze all through the realm. Good for mountaineering!
Then it was off to Seattle. Extra on that subsequent week…
Yosemite Nationwide Park – breathtaking!
Lassen Volcanic Park – wonderful!
Crater Lake Nationwide Park – superior!
The Nationwide Parks are the wonders of the USA. In case you get the chance to discover them, take it. We bought an annual move for $80, so we get into all of them for a 12 months. That’s not per individual. That’s our entire household. It’s effectively price it, seeing that many of the parks are $25+ every.
Yosemite is filled with sheer partitions of rock. Jinyen and I noticed a black bear, which was really brown. It was after we first arrived, and the ladies had been nonetheless asleep, in order that they missed it.
We did slightly hike as much as Decrease Yosemite Falls, the place the water was crisp and refreshing. Half the household took a dip, whereas the opposite half prevented the chilly water.
A bit of extra oohs and ahhs, then we headed to Lake Tahoe. It’s on the California/Nevada border, and reminded us of different mountain lake cities, like Lake George, in NY. We took a dip in two totally different spots there, then headed north.
Subsequent was Lassen Volcanic NP, a geothermal space with effervescent swimming pools of sulphur, which you positively don’t wish to take a dip in. There was a lovely, clear lake that we did take a dip in. It was the clearest water I’ve ever seen.
After Lassen, it was off to Oregon’s Crater Lake Nationwide Park. Crater Lake lies within the caldera of a volcano that erupted 7,700 years in the past, collapsing onto itself. All the water within the lake comes from precipitation falling instantly on the lake, or across the crater, and washing all the way down to the lake. It’s not fed by any springs or creeks from elsewhere, so there’s hardly any sediment. That offers it a pointy readability.
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the USA, at over 1,900 toes deep. That’s like a 190-floor constructing. Yikes!
Subsequent we left for Portland. Simply bought right here, and we’re kinda simply hanging out with my cousin, who we’ve possibly seen as soon as since 2009, when Jinyen and I went on our final cross-country street journey.
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We packed in plenty of sights in San Francisco! Chinatown, The Mission District, Castro District, Haight-Asbury, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Backyard, Land’s Finish, and extra. Oh, and we went to a San Francisco Giants baseball recreation. It was the primary baseball recreation for the ladies, and what an introduction!
The Giants had been down 6-7 going into the underside of the ninth inning. However that’s when a two-run homer gained it, beating the Pirates 8-7. What extra are you able to ask for? Golden Gate Park is the Central Park of San Francisco.
We went there a couple of occasions, to benefit from the Botanical Backyard and the Japanese Tea Backyard, together with some good previous mountaineering. Saturday was Li-Yen’s twelfth birthday, so apparently we’ll have a young person in a 12 months from now. Simply wow. After San Fran, we headed as much as Napa Valley, the place the wineries are fantastic. We stopped by 4 totally different ones, earlier than we lastly discovered one which’s family-friendly. Three of them had been straight up 21+, and one allow us to deliver the children in, although it was so quiet you would hear a pin drop. That was slightly uncomfortable, seeing as we felt like we needed to be library-quiet.
The ultimate one was extra our pace, with a complete market, and out of doors seating. We’re used to wineries out East, that are extra just like the apple farms upstate, with an informal vibe, welcoming to everybody.
Many of the wineries out right here have extra of an unique, membership really feel. We had been hoping to see among the behind-the-scenes, however that’s just about reserved for individuals who pay for costly tastings and excursions. Subsequent cease, Yosemite.
Then Lake Tahoe, Crater Lake, and Portland. After a couple of days in Portland we’ll head to Washington, with 3 Nationwide Parks inside 2-3 hours of Seattle. So, be prepared for extra Nationwide Park pics subsequent week!
What per week!
Household was on the town, so as an alternative of our common traveling-all-year tempo, we kicked into excessive gear this previous 7 days.
Disneyland was tremendous enjoyable! The women had nonstop motion, from 8am to midnight. It’s like $180/individual, so we needed to milk EVERY minute. And, in these 16 hours, we nonetheless simply barely rode all the pieces we needed to journey.
Subsequent cease, San Jose, the place we’ve got some household on Jinyen’s facet. We went to the nicest, largest dim sum spot we’ve ever been to. We kinda agreed it was the tastiest too. That’s most likely as a result of they really offer you a menu whenever you arrive, then make issues recent, versus the traditional dim sum, with carts stuffed with meals that go round.
A number of different consuming conditions, then off to San Francisco for at some point, till they household flies again out to Jersey…
First, we head to Fisherman’s Wharf, to Boudin, a spot that’s been making their well-known San Francisco sourdough since 1849! Sourdough bread bowl with clam chowder, tomato soup, or beef chili? Sure please!
Subsequent up, we hopped on a giant boat for a visit into the bay, below the Golden Gate Bridge, then round Alcatraz. Li-Yen is fairly positive she noticed the fin of a Nice White Shark. That’s fully doubtless, as there are 5 varieties of sharks within the bay. Regardless of that, there have been dozens of fellows on the market windsurfing and kite browsing.
Again on land, one other basic should is to take a journey on a cable automotive. They had been invented right here, and have been operating for the reason that 1800s. The precise cable automotive we rode on has been in service over 100 years!
Jinyen and I’ve liked San Francisco since our cross-country street journey in 2009, pre-kids.
We’ll be right here for an additional week. Then it’s off to Yosemite and past!
It’s Li-Yen’s twelfth birthday quickly, and each her and Brook Lyn miss their cousins. Plus, Jinyen’s dad and mom miss her (and the remainder of us), in order that they got here out right here to shock the ladies, and go to Disneyland with their favourite cousins!
It was not straightforward for Jinyen to carry her pleasure in, however she did okay. They had been so joyful to see one another for the primary time in individual since November that all of them cried tears of pleasure. It was cute.
Earlier than Disneyland, I’ve to do some ending touches on this studio I’ve been engaged on since we arrived in Could…
After Disneyland, it’s off to San Francisco. We’re altering our journey up the coast slightly bit, going extra instantly as much as San Jose as an alternative of moseying up the coast. That’s as a result of we’re visiting some Cali household within the restricted time that the New Jersey household is on the town.
So, after about two and a half months, we’re going north.
Again in LA, and we’ve got a couple of extra issues to mark off our listing. Do an artwork present right here, and go to Disneyland.
We have now all been to Disney World not less than as soon as, and I’ve been too many occasions to depend, rising up solely an hour away. In fact, again then it was like $30 or so for Florida residents. Disneyland is like $180 per individual, which is loopy to me, however I digress. You solely reside as soon as, and your youngsters are solely youngsters for a restricted time. So, we’re going within the subsequent week or so.
Driving round LA, I haven’t seen many spots which have the road facet vitality that we’re so accustomed to in NYC. It looks as if no one walks right here, besides these much less lucky, and in some locations – vacationers.
That being stated, I’m not able to take the leap of renting a storefront for a pop-up artwork present. I’ve carried out plenty of exhibits in Brooklyn and Manhattan, for which I’ve carried out a LOT of promoting and promotion. It’s positively totally different out right here.
I’ve to say although, Venice Seashore has a boardwalk space that has vibes from a couple of of our favourite locations, like South Seashore, Washington Sq. Park, and The Jersey Shore. Throughout the week it’s a increased share of homeless, with a excessive focus of mentally ailing individuals. On the weekends although, individuals come out in droves, so the variety of sketchy individuals is not less than diluted.
In any case, we did some reconnaissance (as we do) and located a candy parking spot only one block from the boardwalk. Avenue cleansing is barely two hours, as soon as per week, so I grabbed a spot on Monday and that was our spot for per week. Each morning, round 11 or so, I lugged a bunch of my artwork items all the way down to the boardwalk, organising store. After 7 straight days, about 8-9 hours every day, I bought a couple of items. Additionally met some cool individuals, and did plenty of pondering about how I can get considered one of these oceanfront spots subsequent 12 months.
I’m all the time plotting one thing…
Two months later, left LA to hit the seashores to the south. First cease, Laguna Seashore. It’s stunning there, with wonderful houses perched on the facet of bluffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A number of galleries too. I really bought a possibility to have 9 of my work on show there, so that’s superior, as a result of that was considered one of my targets on this journey.
I are likely to set lofty targets, in order that even when I fall quick, I’m all the time making progress.
Taking subsequent steps on my salad-making machine too, in order that’s thrilling. (extra on that one other week)
Subsequent cease, San Diego. La Jolla has among the most stunning little seashores within the nation for positive. There are seals and sea lions simply hanging out on rocks, and within the water, the place you’ll be able to swim. I actually was swimming with a sea lion like 8 toes from me. That was cool.
We lastly made it to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the place we noticed tons of animals we’ve by no means seen earlier than. Fennec foxes, a purple panda, a Pygmy hippopotamus. Komodo dragons, and a jaguar.
Gotta get again to LA. Till subsequent week…
Chinatown! Everyone knows NYC has one. San Francisco’s can also be well-known. We’ll be there subsequent month. However this week we checked out LA Chinatown. We went round 7pm on a Tuesday and it was like a ghost city. We all know from our journey that issues shut approach earlier in every single place exterior NYC, however it was not even darkish but and hardly something was open. It did make for some cool photos although. The place felt like an deserted theme park, with previous indicators, coin rides, and neon lights, as soon as it bought darkish.
We additionally checked out Little Tokyo. It’s actually little, however cute, like most Japanese issues. There we went to a sushi place the place dishes go round on a conveyor belt, and when you like what you see, you seize it earlier than it passes. That was enjoyable, and positively really helpful if you will discover one. Fairly positive there’s not less than one in New York.
Acquired an opportunity to take a look at the Getty Middle, which is up excessive above the town, with wonderful views! It’s free, and you’re taking a cable tram up the hill to the Middle. That’s all the time a enjoyable expertise, and was particularly cool to see all of the very nice houses within the hills. The Middle is gorgeous, and it was actually designed to take full benefit of the views. Extremely really helpful!
This week we’re happening south, to Laguna Seashore and San Diego. Keep tuned!
Fireworks! We went to Playa del Rey to see the Fourth of July fireworks, which had been stunning, however it’s bittersweet, seeing what the Supreme Court docket simply did to show again time. I’m not going to get into politics, however let’s simply say we got here for the fireworks greater than to rejoice Independence Day.
In any case, we’re going crusing this week, in order that might be enjoyable! The RV life is a little bit of a observe run for residing aboard a sailboat a while within the not-too-distant future, so we’re (I’m) excited to hit the water to sail, and to discover Marina del Rey slightly bit extra.
Extra meals! We checked out the well-known Randy’s Donuts, which was superior! We love donuts. We additionally went to Roscoe’s, a basic spot for rooster and waffles, which was really began by a Harlem native. New York Metropolis influences plenty of issues, in case you didn’t already know.
Lastly bought an opportunity to bike down the seashore on the Metro Bikes, which is the LA model of Citibikes. At $3.50 an hour, they’re effectively price it.
Be again subsequent week…
We’ve been in LA over a month now, and are little question having fun with it. A number of seashore days, scouting the coast for our favourite spot to be. Thus far we’ve got performed at Venice, Santa Monica, Lengthy Seashore, & Playa del Rey.
Seashores on the west coast are typically way more dramatic of their landscapes, with the potential exception of the New England coast. The climate in Southern California, the place you’ll be able to really hit the seashore just about year-round, offers it bonus factors although.
Residing in NYC for the final 15-20 years, we’re not straightforward to impress on the meals entrance. That’s as a result of NYC clearly has mainly each delicacies you’ll be able to think about, and you may get a lot of them till late at night time. Being that spoiled, we’ve got to throttle again our expectations when touring…
That being stated, we’ve got discovered that there are some $1 taco spots, the place guys arrange on the sidewalks with a complete state of affairs, slinging chorizo, pastor, pollo, and different typical Mexican meats, on corn tortillas. After we get our 3 fundamental road tacos for $3, we’ve got plenty of toppings to select from (at no extra price), together with diced onions, cilantro, ceviche onions and peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and, after all, salsas.
The place in 2022 can one get full for $3? Let me reply that for you. Virtually nowhere in America…
Los Angeles (nonetheless)
What’s distinctive about Los Angeles is the vary of microclimates within the metropolis. On the seashores you get good 70-80-ish diploma climate within the day, and cooler at night time, however inland, it will get like 10-15 levels hotter. I say that to say this: we’re in love with the climate on the coast, as a result of it has been excellent for the RV life – no air con wanted through the day, and good and funky at night time.
Lately, we’ve been to Van Nuys, Hollywood, and another neighborhoods, the place it will get rather a lot hotter. Sizzling just isn’t enjoyable within the RV. We escaped that after we left Nevada, and we’re glad we did, as a result of now I’m taking a look at temps on the market, and you would rattling close to cook dinner a rooster exterior there. Ugh!
Jinyen and I’ve been loving the vegetation out right here! Rattling close to all the pieces grows out right here, and prospers. Lemons, oranges, loquats, figs, olives, almonds, strawberries, aloe, eucalyptus, and on and on and on. I’m unsure how colourful it’s right here in February, however in June it’s wonderful!
We’ve simply been strolling round Venice rather a lot, and regardless of how small the tons are, the houses right here have a lot privateness from the streets, principally attributable to thick shrubs alongside the property strains. It’s additionally good to see such a various vary of architectural kinds all subsequent to one another. You’ve got tremendous trendy houses with glass partitions, subsequent to basic seashore homes with lap siding, subsequent to Spanish Colonials with stucco.
In any case, are you able to inform we’re bought on California?
We’re mentally adjusting to the concept of residing in LA. Extra particularly, we’re tremendous into
Marina del Rey. It’s the biggest man-made small craft marina on this planet, with round 5,000 boats. After I say ‘small craft’, that doesn’t imply these are little boats, by any means. It simply means it’s not for cruise ships and cargo ships, however reasonably boats and yachts, a few of that are 100+ toes lengthy, and doubtless price greater than most individuals make in a decade.
Really, we simply checked out two boats ourselves. I’ve been wanting a sailboat for some time now, as a result of I like the water, and since the ocean might be essentially the most free place on Earth.
So, we checked out two sailboats in Marina del Rey. One was 27’ lengthy, and the opposite was 35’. Each sizes are nice for a household of 4 to cruise. The 35-footer is even barely livable. Having a ship in a marina may be the least costly option to reside in some locations, when you’re ‘bout that life’. Being that we’ve got lived within the RV for the final 6-7 months, we’re just about ‘bout it.
Don’t get us unsuitable although – we try to get a ship that we CAN keep on for a couple of days, or possibly even per week or so – however we aren’t essentially attempting to reside on a ship full-time. At the least not those we will afford in the meanwhile. There are positively some good boats that we’d fortunately reside aboard full-time, however we’re attempting for one which we will AirBnB on the Marina when not in use, to assist offset the prices.
BUT, we’ve got kinda determined that it could be finest to attend till we end the second half of this journey earlier than we leap into that. So yeah, we’ll virtually actually have a ship right here subsequent 12 months, however not simply but…
So, we’re considering of shifting right here to Los Angeles. It’s like a combination between NYC and Miami, however with higher climate than each.
We actually wish to do the bicoastal factor although, as a result of we love New York. And the climate in NY is all good from April to December. We do just like the seasons you get in NYC, and the vacation season is unmatched. It’s the January to March climate that’s good to get away from.
I’m nonetheless engaged on this transform, which is cool, as a result of I prefer to see the progress of a spot from previous and darkish and dingy to new and shiny and glossy.
Additionally, since beginning, we haven’t moved the RV a lot, apart from right here and there due to road cleansing (as soon as per week), and dumping our tanks on the water therapy plant. That’s nice, as a result of gasoline costs vary from $6 to $7 in LA proper now. So yeah.
In any case, I haven’t been sightseeing a lot, however the women went to a Rainbow Excessive Popup occasion with a buddy we all know out right here, in order that’s enjoyable.
Till subsequent week…
There are lots of people tenting in LA, in RVs and in tents. Some by alternative, most by necessity. It’s a loopy world on the market proper now.
We have now been staying in Venice for per week and a half now, simply shifting to keep away from parking restrictions. We’re considering how we wouldn’t thoughts staying right here, with the climate, the seashore, and the town throughout. However then we take a look at the costs of all the pieces, and staying within the RV looks as if the only option for now.
The women are doing effectively, writing of their journals day by day, and ending up their workbooks. We bought them began with each day journals this 12 months, with slightly pushback. It was a call we predict they’ll recognize after they learn in a while in life. I like seeing their handwriting and illustrations.
They’ve adjusted fairly properly to the #RVlife, however they’re positively trying ahead to the day we get again to regular, no matter meaning anymore. They’re in 4th and sixth grades proper now, in order that they’re anxious tweens, excited to be teenagers, and prepared for center faculty.
I don’t blame them in any respect. Their dad and mom simply have to determine some issues out…
Lastly, we made it to Los Angeles! Land of palm timber and seashore sunsets.
First cease is Venice, the place a couple of day development gig has simply changed into a whole renovation of a storage right into a studio house. We’ve been right here a couple of days, however I’ve been doing full days of plumbing, framing, roofing, electrical, and drywall work. I’ve carried out handyman/development work on and off for about 20 years, so what begins as a particular gig will oftentimes develop in scope as soon as I get began, and the shopper takes a liking to my work.
So sure, development is among the methods I make a residing, right here and there.
The climate right here is mainly excellent, and it looks as if it’s really like this year-round. In fact, when you reside right here you already know that. Because of this, amongst others, we would simply wish to cool down out right here…
However for now, we’re going to hold within the LA space for the remainder of this month, all of June, and doubtless all of July.
After this transform, I’m targeted on discovering a pleasant area to host a bunch artwork present, doubtless in Downtown LA. I’ll be organizing this present with 10-20 native artists, in a good-sized area, round 3,000-4,000 sq. toes or so. (That is one other of the methods I make a residing, although the entire pandemic put fairly a damper on the reside occasion facet of issues.)
Oh! Gotta get again to work. Till subsequent week…
The Vegas Strip is sort of a longer, wider Instances Sq., surrounded by desert. Hoardes or vacationers, performers, and hustlers, attempting to make a buck. Spend your cash right here!
It’s all a facade, as a result of a block away from the strip it will get crazier. However not a flashy loopy, like wow. Extra of a shady loopy, like woah. I believe the 100-degree-plus warmth could improve the loopy.
So we left Vegas for California. First cease right here was a pleasant little State Park at a lovely lake within the mountains. We determined we may reside right here, with temps within the 70s.
Life is simply too quick to be scorching as hell or chilly as ice. We’re attempting to chase the 50-to-90-degree climate all 12 months. Cool nights within the RV are beautiful, snuggled up within the blankets with a view.
Heading to LA subsequent. Going to swing again and see Demise Valley and Joshua Tree this subsequent few weeks. Gotta make some strikes within the metropolis first.
All of us love the outside, however I believe all of us love the town too.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Viva Las Vegas! We’re not large gamblers, and we’re touring with two youngsters (with no
babysitter), so we most likely gained’t be doing a lot playing, if any in any respect.
We’ve been pondering what we’ll do after this journey, and we’re nonetheless unsure. Jinyen is working remotely, and it doesn’t seem like she is going to actually need to return to the workplace once more, since she will be able to do all the pieces on-line. I’m in the identical boat, besides that I’m engaged on a giant challenge that I’m growing over this subsequent 12 months, for which I’ll have to decide on a base in 2023. But it surely’s versatile.
Lots of people, upon changing into dad and mom, resolve to make the transfer to the suburbs. For me, that this has by no means been an attractive path. I’m not an enormous fan of suburbs, preferring the variety of the town, and the stillness of rural areas. I don’t wish to reside within the wilderness, however I like to flee the town for the woods each occasionally.
Jinyen, alternatively, grew up within the suburbs, so she has a unique outlook. Regardless of this, we’ve got just about concluded that it’s gotta be New York Metropolis, Los Angeles, or possibly San Francisco. We’re kinda leaning in the direction of LA currently, contemplating the climate and all. That’s the one factor we’re not enormous followers of about NYC. We’ll, possibly not the one factor, however one of many largest issues. And everyone knows the music ‘It By no means Rains in Southern California’. (It doesn’t snow both)
I say that to say this:
We most likely gained’t finish the street journey and keep in LA after we arrive, however it has been talked about…
Lake Mead, Nevada
Dam! The Hoover Dam, to be actual. We simply visited it, and it was spectacular, as anticipated. It’s wonderful what people can construct. It supplies energy and water to Nevada and Arizona, plus a bunch of different Western states.
After that, we got here to Lake Mead, which is on the excessive facet of The Hoover Dam, and is the biggest reservoir in America. It’s a lovely place, although the water stage has been quickly decreasing yearly. It’s at its lowest level ever proper now, and apparently that’s uncovering some issues – just like the physique in a barrel that was discovered the precise day we arrived. Yeah. I imply, Las Vegas is half an hour away, and we all know the mob had rather a lot to do with its development, so extra issues are anticipated to be uncovered because the water recedes right here…
Earlier than we bought to Nevada, we stopped in Phoenix and tried fry bread, which is a Native American bread, which is fried (clearly). It’s much like different ‘Indian’ breads – as in India, not Native People – form of like Naan, however fried. King of like sopaipilla, however totally different. Examine our socials to see (@theadventuresofus4)
We had been capturing to see the Grand Canyon after Phoenix, however there are some wildfires up in that path proper now, so we headed west, and we determined we’ll swing down on the best way again east as an alternative.
Subsequent cease, Las Vegas, adopted by Demise Valley, Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, after which Los Angeles. As soon as we get to LA, we’ll most likely hang around for a bit.
In case you don’t know, gasoline costs in California are CRAZY. Like far more than the remainder of the nation. With an RV that will get round 7 miles to the gallon, it’s not one thing you look ahead to, so we’re praying gasoline costs go down quickly. Not holding our breath although…
Okay! Now we’re shifting and grooving. We simply bought to Arizona, and we’re jazzed to see the subsequent three Nationwide Parks right here in Arizona.
This previous week we stayed on the stunning Elephant Butte (pronounced Byoot, like stunning, although we had been calling it Elephant Butt your entire time – lol). That could be a nice state park in New Mexico, containing Elephant Butte Reservoir, which is definitely the biggest reservoir in New Mexico. We camped on the market and met one other household of 4 who was there for the weekend from El Paso.
After that, we had been off to White Sands Nationwide Park. That place was magical, with pure white sand dunes that drift slightly bit annually. We noticed a coyote there, which we’ve been crossing our fingers for. Additionally, sledding down the dunes is a factor there, so we did that. There are lizards that reside on the dunes, which have advanced by pure choice over the past 10,000 years to be white. In order that was fascinating to be taught.
Seeing the entire army testing areas out right here is loopy. Los Alamos, dwelling of the notorious Manhattan Mission, is up close to Bandelier, the place we had been final week. Look that up when you don’t know the historical past.
White Sands Missile Vary is the place they take a look at missiles, which typically closes the Nationwide Park, however fortunately not after we had been there.
Additionally, as you drive alongside Interstate 10, you’ll discover enormous blimp-like issues, which are literally referred to as Tethered Aerostat Radar System, and are utilized by Border Patrol. There are many Border Patrol checkpoints out right here, which we’re not used to, having lived on the East Coast all our lives.
Oh! We simply noticed a rattlesnake lastly, proper after we pulled as much as our campground final night time. We’ve been seeing indicators warning of these since Texas, in order that’s one other examine off the bucket listing.
Far more to return! Keep tuned…
Wow! Carlsbad Caverns Nationwide Park was our third one, and it was breathtaking. Strolling down into that place is surreal, strolling by bats and swallows, as you go 750 toes underground, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites.
In case you get an opportunity to go to, positively take it. Li-Yen and Brook Lyn bought their first Junior Ranger badges there, and liked each minute of it. That’s good, as a result of they’re not all the time straightforward to please. I suppose that’s what occurs when youngsters develop up in New York Metropolis, with cool ass dad and mom who love to do cool issues on a regular basis.
After Carlsbad Caverns, we drove by Roswell, New Mexico, which is known for an alien crash touchdown in 1947, which is laid out with quite a few witness accounts on the UFO Museum & Analysis Middle there.
I can’t neglect Guadalupe Mountains Nationwide Park, which was good too, although overshadowed by Carlsbad a bit.
At the moment we went to Bandelier Nationwide Monument to go to the cliff dwellings, which was fascinating to see. The Anasazi individuals lived there, within the facet of the mountains, and we bought to enter a couple of of the dwellings. Additionally, there are nonetheless petroglyphs on the edges of the mountains there, in order that was superior to see.
Ate sopaipillas in Santa Fe, which is a puffy fried bread, typically filled with savory fillings, and typically simply topped with honey. Each variations are tasty!
Tremendous hyped for the subsequent few nationwide parks, together with White Sands in New Mexico, adopted by Saguaro, Petrified Forest, and Grand Canyon – all in Arizona.
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Massive Bend Nationwide Park
We made it to Massive Bend Nationwide Park, our first one of many journey! It’s stunning right here, alongside the Rio Grande in Texas. There are a couple of little cities all alongside the best way. Although all of us determined unanimously that we’d not wish to reside out right here, in the midst of nowhere, seeing the huge landscapes are a reminder of how small we actually are.
Earlier than we got here right here, we stopped in San Antonio for a couple of days. We checked out The Alamo, which was fascinating to see, and The River Stroll was positively the spotlight for us. It’s a beautiful place to walk by the guts of the town, one story under road stage. We occurred to reach on a weekend of their Fiesta celebration, which is a giant gathering, with a parade every day.
Oh, and we can’t neglect the puffy tacos! That’s San Antonio’s signature dish, which consists of a corn tortilla, fried till it’s puffy and crispy, topped together with your typical Tex-Mex taco toppings. I believe all of us agreed that they had been our favourite form of tacos.
Now we’re heading northwest, the place we might be knocking out three extra nationwide parks within the subsequent week or so – Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, then Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands in New Mexico.
Water is a luxurious out right here, so we’re always looking for a faucet to hook our 100’ hose to, so we will hook up the bathe, wash dishes, and refill our tank. The recent water tank on our RV retains getting punctured by bolts on our suspension, which is tremendous irritating, and positively an enormous design flaw that I want we knew about earlier than.
RV life is enjoyable, however difficult. Perhaps subsequent week I’ll let you know in regards to the dirty facet of issues…
Austin was enjoyable. We stayed there for longer than anticipated, as a result of we had been having a lot enjoyable. Additionally, I picked up a gig constructing some stuff for a music competition final week.
Our littlest girl simply turned 10 years previous, so we ate plenty of meals, and took the ladies to a trampoline park to leap it out with their new buddy.
Now we’re in Freeport, Texas, which we heard about from some fellow vacationers we met in Austin. Simply bought right here final night time, and to our shock, there’s nothing however oil refineries right here. This entire city is mainly only a large oil refinery on the Gulf of Mexico. Driving by, we had been imagining how polluted the air should be. Then we thought how polluted the water could also be, so we began Googling…
Seems the seashores round right here usually are not so clear, however it’s actually attributable to sewage runoff greater than air pollution from the refineries – or not less than that’s what the searches revealed. So yeah, we drove again east to get right here, and it appears to be like like we gained’t be going within the water. However, it’s good to camp on the seashore, with the sound of the waves, and the great sea breeze blowing by the RV. So, we’re going to remain one other night time or two earlier than leaving for San Antonio. Bear in mind The Alamo!
After San Antonio, we’re heading west, to see our first two nationwide parks (of 47) – Guadalupe Mountains NP and Massive Bend NP. Then we hit New Mexico, the place we’re excited for all of the alien vibes of Roswell, the artsy vibes of Santa Fe, and the darkish skies that are positive to make for some wonderful stargazing.
Prepare for some epic images!
Virtually April already! We’re nonetheless in Austin, boondocking across the metropolis, right here and there. Boondocking is what it’s referred to as whenever you camp with out being hooked as much as utilities (electrical energy, water, sewer).
We have now a recent water tank that holds 33 gallons of water for the kitchen sink, lavatory sink and bathe. And to flush the bathroom. We have now a 41 gallon gray water tank, which holds the soiled water from all of these, besides the bathroom. Then, we’ve got the black water tank, which holds the sewage.
Residing the boondocking RV life – versus simply pulling into campgrounds and hooking as much as utilities – you discover ways to discover sources of water to fill the recent water tank, and locations to dump the opposite two. Since we’ve got the photo voltaic panels, we all the time have battery energy, in order that’s been superior.
Austin climate is nice in March, FYI. Plus, it’s an amazing spot for vanlifers and RVers like us.
We bought a tip that an RV can drive on the seashore and camp proper there on the sand in Freeport, Texas, so we’re going there subsequent, though it’s again East, south of Houston. In NYC phrases, it could be SoHo I suppose. Besides this Houston is pronounced the opposite approach.
In any case, we’re excited to camp on the seashore, as a result of that’s not a factor you’ll be able to usually do with out reserving far upfront, and paying. Freeport is free, which is sensible now that I say it out loud.
After seashore tenting, it’s west to San Antonio, then put to our first nationwide parks of the journey, Massive Bend, then Guadalupe Mountains. Each of these are close to the border of New Mexico, our subsequent state.
We’re having enjoyable! Keep tuned for extra…
Final time we had been in Austin was 2012, promoting Chalkboard Tees at Renegade Craft Truthful. I constructed a 9 foot tall Lone Star set up out of wooden, painted with chalkboard paint. It was an interactive artwork piece with a Texas theme (and a chalkboard theme, after all).
Austin is cool. The residential structure is fascinating right here, with neighborhoods full of various fashion homes. That’s in distinction to so many neighborhoods throughout the nation that look blah as a result of there are solely three mannequin houses to select from, in three colours, and one developer builds all of them. Boring.
The meals has been tasty too. Had fairly presumably one of the best churros ever. Had some bangin’ brisket, sausage, and ribs. Had some good native burgers and tacos. Additionally had some actually good pizza, which was a pleasing shock.
Residing in NYC for nearly 20 years, consuming at among the finest spots, and internet hosting markets with among the tastiest meals, we’d positively be thought-about ‘foodies’, when you’re into labels. We have now all the time made some extent when touring to search out the meals, however we by no means nervous about getting footage earlier than. We’re most likely going to remain in Austin by this weekend and work on some issues, like ACTUALLY getting our YouTube channel so as.
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We’re in Austin! Although we type of breezed by Florida and Alabama and Mississippi, we did cease in New Orleans for a sampling of some native favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, a catfish po’ boy, beignets and chicory espresso. The 4 of us often get an expansion and get a couple of bites every, so we will attempt as many issues as potential.
After New Orleans we headed west to Welsh, LA, and ate at Cajun Tales, a spot proper off I-10 that Jinyen and I’ve gone to twice earlier than. They’d one of the best biscuits and crawfish etouffee omelet earlier than, however they don’t do breakfast anymore, so we went for lunch and bought gator bites (yum!), crawfish pie (wonderful!), an oyster/crawfish po’ boy (slammin’), and a very good hush pet.
Now we’re in Austin, and I’m exhibiting artwork all week, attempting to promote some items to lighten our load a bit. Went to Barton Springs final night time, which is a cool pure/synthetic hybrid spring/pool spot that’s open till 10pm. Took a dip late final night time and it was chilly, however refreshing, so we’re gonna go tomorrow through the day when it’s slightly hotter.
Will let you realize about some BBQ and possibly the rodeo subsequent week…
The day has come. We’re heading west.
We go away tomorrow for the primary of three days of a pleasant quantity of driving. Fuel costs are surging. Implausible.
Remembering again to the street journey we did in 2009, earlier than youngsters, in a Grand Caravan, promoting t-shirts. California gasoline costs had been loopy excessive, so we’re slightly unhappy about that, however that’s a primary world drawback. So we’ll transfer on.
Jinyen and I’ve been street tripping since approach again, however that is positively the biggest load. FYI, The RV is ideal for residing in whilst you renovate a home.
In any case, our plan is to do 5-6 hours of driving or much less between in a single day stops. So, our subsequent few stops are trying like Tallahassee, New Orleans, Houston, then Austin, for SXSW.
Going to hover round Austin for a pair weeks, together with San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and another stops. We’re going to take the ladies to see Gwen Stefani on the rodeo in Houston.
There might be severe consuming of issues comparable to Cajun meals in Louisiana, Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes in Alabama, and BBQ in Texas.
The darkish skies are one of many issues we’re trying ahead to previous Texas, to New Mexico, the place the sunshine air pollution is tremendous low, so the celebs are a lot simpler to see.
Our battery by no means dies since we bought the photo voltaic panels put in. In order that’s wonderful.
In fact, the solar is tremendous scorching in Florida. Getting slightly too scorching. Gotta go.
Till subsequent week…
Can of worms. I’ve by no means bought one, actually, however I’ve opened a couple of, figuratively. Renovating areas is a typical one.
I renovated my 4,500 sq. foot studio in Bushwick beginning in 2019. That was getting in the suitable path, however then we went viral, when the crown of viruses threw all the pieces approach off beam.
We considered doing this RV factor a 12 months in the past when it was first trying prefer it wasn’t gonna finish shortly, however being who I’m, I hoped it could get higher sooner. It didn’t, so we did it this time.
And now I’m in Florida doing one other renovation, so it’s okay, as a result of I actually don’t have anyplace particular to be but. Which is type of the purpose. However probably not, as a result of I used to be attempting to be in California by now, in my superb world.
So now we try to get to Austin within the subsequent few weeks for South by Southwest, as a result of I’d love to do one other field truck popup artwork gallery there like I did in Miami. Additionally on the lookout for locations to pop up in Atlanta and New Orleans, on the best way to Texas, however nothing set but, so yeah.
Had my little birthday celebration artwork present Friday. This little city just isn’t the artwork present sort of place, however it was cool to see my items up within the totally different rooms. In all probability gained’t see all of them unfold out like this once more till Los Angeles, the place I’m engaged on doing a full brick-and-mortar present, reasonably than a popup field truck or artwork market sort of factor.
However whereas we’re in LA I’ll even be hiring for the salad-making machine factor I discussed final week. Extra on that later.
Nonetheless having fun with the birds, however hating the mosquitoes and no-see-ums. In case you don’t find out about these, nice. You don’t wish to.
It’s already getting scorching in Florida, and shortly it’s going to be sweaty scorching day by day, so I’m going to attempt to end this home up, as a result of I can’t wait to get on the street once more.
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Area Coast, Florida
This isn’t a renovation piece, which is why I wasn’t highlighting it, however I’ve been renovating this home for the final six weeks or so. The factor is, I didn’t have that in my plans in December, so we’ve been staying fairly native for longer than anticipated, which has nonetheless been fairly adventurous, albeit a unique sort.
It’s a very good factor although, as a result of this home wanted it. It was my grandmother’s, and he or she stored it good and clear, however it’s previous, so we up to date issues slightly.
Now it’s a recent gem of a spot and earlier than we go away Florida I’m doing an exhibition there, of the works I made at my studio in Bushwick earlier than we left New York. Additionally, my birthday was the 18th, so that is doubling as my fortieth birthday celebration too. In order that needs to be enjoyable.
Which brings me to our different ventures alongside our journey. I’m form of hooked on constructing issues and making concepts come to life, so we’re constructing bunch of issues on this journey.
One among this stuff is a lemonade model, primarily based off the lemonade stand Li-Yen and Brook Lyn made, referred to as Lemonland Lemonade (@lemonlandlemonade on Instagram). Our daughters are superior and sensible, and we’re presently homeschooling them, so enterprise, advertising and marketing, design and hospitality are a couple of of the electives they’re taking this 12 months. Jinyen and I’ve carried out plenty of design work – for our personal merchandise and for others – and advertising and marketing, additionally for our personal tasks and for others. We’ve each carried out plenty of enterprise and hospitality too, so it’s all enjoyable, and we’re instructing them issues they might not be studying in class.
We might be promoting lemonade across the nation all 12 months lengthy, getting our recipe excellent, documenting it, and designing our labels, with the aim of moving into New York Metropolis Entire Meals areas by 2023, then in every single place else.
That’s simply one of many longer-term ventures we’re engaged on. Others embrace a salad-making machine. Extra on that later.
Meals movies coming quickly.
Photo voltaic panel set up video coming quickly.
Area Coast, Florida
So near ending this renovation, and so anxious to hit the street.
The meals locations alone have us excited! Wanting ahead to issues like lobster roll in Maine, jambalaya in Louisiana, hotdish in Minnesota, Frito Pie in New Mexico, and BBQ from Alabama, Texas, Kansas and The Carolinas. All of them have their very own distinctive kinds, and so they’re all tasty!
To not point out the Mississippi Mud Pie, Cincinnati Chili, Boston Crème Pie, Georgia Peach Cobbler, and so many different native dishes — a few of which you’ll solely actually get in these locations.
The listing is approach longer, however you get the purpose.
Apart from that we’ve simply been enjoying catch, cooking, consuming, test-shooting for movies and planning our subsequent strikes.
Subsequent week I’ll discuss among the different issues we’re engaged on, that we haven’t talked about but. Keep tuned @theadventuresofus4
Area Coast, Florida (nonetheless)
Okay, so the temperatures in every single place north of Florida have been colder than we wish to be in, so we’re nonetheless in Florida.
Additionally, I’ve been serving to to renovate a household dwelling for the previous few weeks — which needs to be carried out subsequent week — so hopefully the climate strains up round that point, as a result of we’re getting anxious to go away. Not anxious sufficient to go away 50 and 60-degree days for 20 and 30-degree days, however slightly anxious.
We haven’t carried out a bunch of Florida touring since Christmas as a result of we’ve been performing some much-needed catching up with household for the previous month or so. Plus, we’re planning to loop again round to Florida this coming December, for Artwork Basel and Christmas once more. That’s after we’re going to knock out the remainder of the state.
It’s tremendous rewarding to see the photo voltaic panels making electrical energy, and with the ability to monitor all of it on the my telephone. Sure, there’s an app for that.
The women are having a blast operating across the woods with their cousins, driving golf carts and chasing canine.
Jinyen is having fun with the climate and wildlife, and, after all, cooking.
I swear we’re leaving Florida quickly…
Area Coast, Florida (leaving quickly!)
Lastly! Photo voltaic panels are put in! Effectively, apart from the 2 cables I needed to order last-minute after needing to… Nevermind.
However critically, for all intents and functions, they’re in, and Thursday the final items are available in. I actually simply plug these in and BUZZ! Electrical energy from the solar. You don’t know the way lengthy I’ve been wanting photo voltaic panels, so I’ll cease now.
Yesterday, SpaceX shot off a rocket, and we watched because the boosters returned to the launch pad. In order that was cool. What number of locations on this planet do they shoot rockets from Earth to Area? Not many, however look it up.
Additionally, Jinyen made some tasty Chinese language meals for Lunar NYE dinner. She all the time makes wonderful meals, and that’s why I’m attempting to get her to use her abilities for a YouTube channel, as a result of why not?
We scoured the web to create a listing of distinctive regional meals for our state-by-state meals tour of America, and now the residents of the World Broad Net are serving to us determine precisely the place to go for one of the best model of these meals.
It’s a enjoyable analysis challenge, and we’re tremendous excited to go to the locations, eat the meals, and make movies about all of it.
Getting that YouTube channel all arrange now with some movies, so we will make a splash debut subsequent week, after we go away Florida!
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Area Coast, Florida (nonetheless)
Brrrr. It’s chilly in Florida. I imply, not NYC chilly, however like thirties-for-one-night chilly.
Plus, the trail from right here to Los Angeles is filled with a-little-too-cold temperatures in the meanwhile, so we’re not dashing to go away but.
Acquired the cost controller for the photo voltaic setup, so now we’re simply ready on the mounting brackets, so I can set up all of it (lastly).
We’re documenting mainly all the pieces for our YouTube channel (going reside quickly), so I’ve unboxing and set up movies to supply and edit.
Going to do some portray this week, and doubtless going to move again to Miami to point out some artwork items earlier than we head north, then west.
Jinyen has been cooking wonderful meals like she all the time does, and we’ve determined to do a cooking collection, as a result of why not?
Beginning to actually map out our meals locations, as a result of we’re producing a meals street journey collection for YouTube too.
The plan is all coming collectively. Heaps to do!
Area Coast, Florida (nonetheless)
Acquired all of our photo voltaic panels lastly! However nonetheless ready on another elements so we will set up all the pieces. So shut!
SpaceX is capturing off rockets like loopy out right here. About twice per week, it appears.
As we’ve been stalling in Florida, we’ve selected two new targets:
1.) We’re visiting the entire decrease 48 states in 2022. (Perhaps we’ll get to go to Hawaii or Alaska too, if we’re fortunate.)
2.) We’re visiting all 47 of the Nationwide Parks within the decrease 48 states.
Oh, additionally, it’s most likely going to be extra like a 10-month street journey, as an alternative of 6.
There’s rather a lot to see, and we’re engaged on a couple of revenue streams that can permit us to journey year-round. Plus, we don’t know if we’ll ever do that once more, so we determine we’ll do it proper this time…
Area Coast, Florida (nonetheless)
Photo voltaic panels needs to be right here this week, however nonetheless ready for the cost controller, which ought to (hopefully) be right here subsequent week.
The whole lot prices extra time and/or cash since March 2020. Okay, high quality.
Very appreciative of nature and wildlife in the meanwhile.
The variety of birds in Florida proper now’s huge! Climate is good, however bugs that chunk are plentiful. Ocean breezes can blow them away although. And bats and birds can eat them. Isn’t it humorous how all these issues work collectively?
Loving trying on the stars and the planets and the moon, and the rockets launching in the direction of them.
Having fun with southern meals at southern costs.
Taking it straightforward, and taking this time to get all of our plans in place.
Getting our curriculum to ensure that the ladies. Geography, historical past, zoology, geology, music, artwork, enterprise, dwelling economics, design, actual property, astronomy, trend, and extra.
That is mainly one of the best area journey ever.
It’s going to be an amazing 2022.
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Area Coast, Florida
Climate! Not gonna lie, we’re fairly joyful after we hear it’s freezing in NYC, as we take pleasure in a heat, Florida New 12 months’s Eve.
In fact, there’s no place like NYC. The meals, the individuals, the frame of mind, the faucet water. (Fairly positive Montezuma could have a grudge in Florida that individuals don’t point out). Oh, and neglect about doing something after 10:00pm, until it’s a visit to Wal-Mart.
Booked some cool spots to remain for the subsequent few months, from Texas to California. Nonetheless uncertain of our actual departure date from right here (delivery delays), however it’s kinda good, really. Day-after-day in New York was a hustle, so we’re having fun with the gradual tempo, for now.
In any case, the ladies are having plenty of enjoyable, operating round with their cousins and their canine, whereas Jinyen has been cooking her coronary heart out. All of the whereas, Chris has been capturing some pictures of the pure world – alligators, chickens, rabbits, lizards, birds, squirrels, planets, and the moon – for an upcoming exhibition.
Nonetheless in Florida. Had a enjoyable Christmas with the household, noticed some very Florida Christmas issues — golf cart parade, anybody? — however nonetheless ready on these photo voltaic panels.
We’re taking this time to work out the finer particulars of the place we’re going, and we will’t wait to hit the street once more.
For the subsequent leg of our journey we’re going from Florida to California, through Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. We’re actually attempting to take a look at this rodeo in Fort Price in the midst of January, however apart from that we’re not caught to any dates but.
We do have to start out selecting some dates for these high-demand California coastal campgrounds although, as a result of final cross-country street journey we discovered the exhausting approach that these get booked waaaaay upfront.
So, rodeos, canyons, huge landscapes, southern meals, riverboats, and reservations are subsequent. Tremendous excited!
Additionally, I dropped my first NFT : )
Till subsequent week…
The Adventures of Us 4. We’ve had the RV for about 3 weeks, and it’s been enjoyable up to now!
Our first cease, on the best way to Artwork Basel in Miami, was Washington DC. There we meet up with a buddy, and shot our first meals journey episode at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a DC staple.
After dinner, it’s off to Florida. Needed to make a couple of stops, however made it to Miami on Friday. Simply in time to get the massive Uhaul for the popup artwork gallery Chris has deliberate.
Met some cool individuals, bought some artwork, hit the seashore. Monday comes, and we’re off to Key West.
The Keys are stunning, however not so RV-friendly when you aren’t staying in a campground – which we gained’t be doing very a lot on this journey. That’s why we’re upgrading with SOLAR PANELS! So we will go off-grid so long as potential.
After The Keys, we head again to the Area Coast to hold with household for the vacations, get accustomed to our new dwelling on wheels, and get the rig prepared for the lengthy street journey forward earlier than setting off…