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vacation

The parking lot

So for the last night of our vacation we slept on a parking lot. It was a big one, right next to a freeway. The parking lot was full of truck and empty of people, so it was still fairly quiet there, except for the passing cars. This doesn’t sound all that spectacular, of course, … Continue reading »

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The river

So we’ve been hanging out at this campsite in southern France for a couple of days now (I’ve been told anything south of Lyon is “southern France”) and it’s been good. So good in fact, there’s no reason to turn on the phone or any such thing, just hanging out doing nothing (offline, as opposed … Continue reading »

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California

Here’s a picture of our own Spacebug. A Volkswagen Transporter California Westfalia Rullgardina Efraimsdotter, which we have yet to name properly. It’s a van, but we mostly refer to it as “the bus”.

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Hacking the bus

We have a new travel companion, a green bug, which we bought last year. It is Volkswagen California van from ’94 and it’s a great roadtripping device. We took it on a few spibs last year as well, but due to unforeseen circustances (me ending up in hospitals in both Germany and France), I didn’t … Continue reading »

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Good habit

CAYUCOS, CA – Big Sur may very well have been the ultimate coastal drive. All in all you could do it a few hours, but there are so many vista points you want to stop at, so it takes a while longer than the sat nav suggests (not that you need sat nav there; there’s … Continue reading »

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I am the highway

MONTEREY, CA – So, one week in and no burgers yet, you think? We did hit Burger Kimng the other night, but that doesn’t really count. There haven’t actually been any good oppurtunities so far. (Except for this one place on Cannery Row we wanted to try tonight. But they couldn’t microwave Little Big Lina’s … Continue reading »

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2 adults + 1 toddler

MONTEREY, CA – Roadtripping with a toddler is definitely different from when it was just the two of us. But less time spent driving and more time spent in parks or on beaches aren’t necessarily bad things. We’re moving at a slower pace, but that just means more time to enjoy things: views, airplanes, sand, … Continue reading »

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Arizona

When looking at our previous visits to the US, I realised I’d missed a state on our list: Arizona, where we went to Grand Canyon, of course. We’re heading back to the states again next week. We will be driving around some, but I don’t expect us to stray outside of California, so no new … Continue reading »

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a sort of homecoming

So it always seems to take me a week or more to finish off whatever blog entries I should write to conclude a recent trip. I think it’s down to needing time to decompress after any holiday. The last one was a bit special though, as I wasn’t due back at work for another month, … Continue reading »

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