Road Trip in Cali – Lake Tahoe

Beautiful Lake Tahoe. The best part of our trip, hands down. If we had the funds and a “blow it all on real estate” mindset, we would move there in a heartbeat. Crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, and genuinely friendly people. What could be better? If you didn’t guess already, we did not camp here. We […]

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Road Trip in Cali – Yosemite

Yosemite was one of the most beautiful parks that I have ever been to. Beautiful…and very, very crowded. Upon our arrival, we experienced traffic like you wouldn’t believe. Similar to New Jersey, but with one-way roads and pullouts overflowed into traffic. “Want to check out that cool waterfall?” “Well you can’t because thirty other people […]

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Desert Vacation – Joshua Tree – Part 3

We hit the ground running the moment we entered Joshua Tree. Based on our unfortunate experience at Death Valley, we made sure to stop at the visitor center and check to see if the campgrounds were open. Luckily, the weather was in the 70’s at night, so we drove straight to our campsite and set up our […]

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Desert Vacation – Death Valley – Part 2

Before officially heading into Death Valley, we stopped at the Rhyolite ghost town right outside of Beatty, NV. Thanks to Google, I learned that Rhyolite began as a mining town in the early 1900s. The city offered things like running water, electricity, and transportation as well as a bank, school, and stock exchange. The town thrived for a several years […]

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Desert Vacation – Las Vegas – Part 1

Recently, Mike and I went on a week-long trip to Nevada and California. We spent two nights in Las Vegas, one night in Death Valley, and four nights in Joshua Tree. I was excited about spending time in Las Vegas, but less than enthused about camping in the desert for five days. Not exactly what I had in mind […]

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