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Weed, CA

The rainbow trucks of Truck Town. After reviewing Jake’s in depth expense reports (yes, we track our $ flow quite closely), we decided that if we could find a free place to crash for a bit before heading up to Eugene, OR for a month, we should do that. Also, free is awesome (I feel like I say that a lot). We researched into options that a.) wouldn’t be too far off of our trajectory from Lathrop, CA to Eugene, OR b.) would be free or damned near close to that c.) wouldn’t be too far up some windy road where Dyna…

Lathrop, CA (Yosemite & Wine Country)

We thoroughly enjoy visitors from our non-nomadic life joining us for stints during our nomadic life. And when our visitors leave, we get sad. Because we miss them. And also, because we have to catch up on the work we put off while they were with us. So, mostly missing them. But also, sucky work. After a whirlwind of familiar faces back on the California Coast and in San Francisco, we had a lot of catching up to do. Since Jake holds down a typical (ok, not so typical- his company is awesome) 40hr+ a week job, we like to plan to…

San Francisco, CA. And Fred.

We were pretty excited about our stop up near San Francisco. And it wasn’t just because we are interested in sorting our rubbish into ‘garbage’, ‘compost’, and ‘recycling’ piles or that we were excited to parallel park on super-steep hills while eight cars behind us honk their horns and a man urinates onto our meter in broad daylight.  What could excite us more than these everyday occurrences in the City by the Bay? Fred.  You must be saying, ‘wow, who is this mystical Fred character?’ Well, I’m not going to tell you all the great things about him because then you might want…

Central California Coast

Spent a few weeks boppin’ up and down the centralish Coast of Cali. Actually, I don’t even know what the ‘central’ coast of would be considered. I’m sure Californians have their rules about what they deem central, but since I’m not a Californian I get to make stuff up and call it good. Anyways, this is a post about the time we spent in several places from Big Sur to Half Moon Bay with a few trips up into the city of San Francisco.  We’ve had our homing beacons set on movement towards Big Sur, CA for the past 6ish months. You see…

Bakersfield, CA

I am really tempted to type out “THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN BAKERSFIELD, CA’ and then end this post. But that’s probably not true; although maybe it’s a little true. To be fair, we didn’t plan to do much during our week in the ‘Field, as Dyna had some pressing (more like pressuring) issues we needed to take care of. But also to be fair, when I did some googling of things that might be on the up&up in the ‘Field, I found the following suggestions: (1) meth (2) drive away. A few people (who appeared to be locals according…

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles was a blur for me (Liz). And since I’m the blog writer (for now anyways), this post will be mostly a blur for you. While we were in LA for a bit more than 2 weeks, I spent a week and a few days of that back in NY with family. I had a very important package (Dexter) to return and figured it would be a good idea to make sure that this package transitioned easily back into the non-nomadic lifestyle. My week at home jetpacked (that’s a word now) by and I didn’t get to spend nearly as much…

Disneyland (Anaheim), CA

Dexter’s time galavanting around the country with us in Dyna is coming to a close. He’s got a Daddin’ waiting for him back in NY. And so, we figured, we better party hard while we still can. And when you’re 4 years old, we’ve been told the best parties involve pizza, root-beer, similarly aged cohorts, and/or Disneyland. We decided to go with all of these things, especially since all flights from the West Coast to the East Coast somehow magically pass through LAX. And Disneyland happens to be so near to LA. Also, we’d never been to the West Coast…

Joshua Tree, CA

Joshua Tree, CA sunset 3/21/16. Once again we find ourselves in desert. Surrounded by gritty, dry earth, creatures which creep, and prickly plants tempting us to touch them. With all of it’s sorcery, the desert has an ability to suck you in, dry you out, and spit you back out covered in dust and filled with thirst. And that’s just what this new expanse of desert did to us on our first night in her grips; she sucked Dyna in, and after a struggle of some length, she spit her back out- covered in dust.  The morning after another ‘got stuck’…