It was, for sure, the vacation of a lifetime. However, I still managed to read ten books, relax on the beach, and spend quality time with my family. We stayed in Mission Beach, where people seem to live a consistent outdoor lifestyle. From our deck, we could see volleyball players from the early hours of the morning until long after the sun went down.
It was just a matter of when. You end up with friends all over the country and develop a little military network. As luck would have it, two of our closest friends from Virginia moved to the west coast around the same time we did, and we were able to visit both of them; in Monterey and Portland!
It felt like home to see them again!
After Monterey, I shot a lovely wedding you can see that here in south San Fran and we spent the rest of the weekend there. A loooong drive later we arrived in the Red Wood Forest and camped for two nights.
Your imagination just runs wild! Our final stop was Portland, tied for first as our favorite stop.
The drive along the Oregon coast was stunning! We are the sum total of our experiences. Enjoy a few highlights from our trip, some are taken on my camera and some are just iphone shots.
I have to confess, I am a terrible photographer on vacation. I like to just enjoy myself and see things through my own eyes rather than my viewfinder.
Our trusty Yaris, the best and most efficient roadtripper!
I may have been carsick most of the trip…worth it! Look at those socks!I'm taking a 2 week vacation road trip with my wife and 2 kids (age 9) this summer.
We will be driving from Dallas, TX to San Diego, CA and then up to San Francisco. After driving 6 hours from El Mirage, Arizona I’m at my next destination: The Dana on Mission Bay.. Every time that I’m in San Diego I stay here, I love it. Maybe it has to do with the location; overlooking the marina and Mission Bay.
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