The California Coast, and Yosemite National Park -
My friend Mackie and I set out on from Los Angeles in the FJ60 on February 26, and unfortunately were riddled with days of rainy and soggy camping. “Shit” we thought…
It wasn’t all that bad- we had a day or two of sunshine here and there north of Los Angeles, and worked our way up the US 1 and Highway 101 camping along the way all the way to Big Sur- and we were completely dumped on. It’s okay though because we found a lodge with a good bar, good food, and live music. Next, we hit Yosemite for a few days and were lucky enough to score some sunshine on two of the days, hit the landmarks between LA and SF, and then headed to San Francisco to visit my cousin Molly and her family and check out the scene. Awesome, of course.
After crashing for a weekend and doing our fair share of eating, drinking, and enjoying the city, we headed north to Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was filmed, and spent a night there. We caught up with one of Mackie’s friends out there who moved out there a bit ago and is living on a farm and really into the process of coffee- essentially she knows everything about coffee production and growing. Next, we continued north and north and north into Oregon, beating past highway 1, all the way to Portland. It’s interesting to note that the campgrounds that are state operated in California are kind of blah, and instantly when you cross into Oregon, it’s a whole different story- they are clean and well kept, and nice to roll into.
Portland is a really neat town, and has its neighborhoods that are divided by districts. It is a public transit town, but from what I understand, if you want to realistically get anywhere in a decent amount of time, it’s best to drive. The FJ60 was perfect, and hasn’t failed at all. Before leaving, I got an oil change, and as of now, it’s a bit shy of 500 miles until the next one. Mackie bounced back to Atlanta for work from Portland, and I picked up Mark Schultz.
Just a friendly reminder that my friend Adam very talented.