Monday, October 8, 2012

Recently Eric and I went on a grand adventure to California. I'm a little overwhelmed with all that we did and all the photos that we made, so I'm going to try and start from the beginning (seems logical, right?) Here is the basic layout of our trip; I will expand on each part with more photos and the highlights in additional post.

Living on a little island like St Thomas a road trip is really not an option, so when we thought about our adventure to explore CA it seemed like a brilliant idea to rent a VW Westfalia Camper. Above is our VW, home for the week, and one of the funnest things we've ever done. More photos HERE of the VW.

We flew into San Francisco and headed north to see wine country. We spent a night in Sonoma (photos of our vineyard tour HERE), Calistoga (photos of the amazing spa we went to HERE), and Napa. The landscape was amazing, the people were so generous, the wine was out of control delicious, and we where in heaven to be on the road exploring!

Then we drove back through San Francisco to pick up our friends, The Bobs, that flew in from Washington State to join our road trip. We all headed south to camp in the Big Sur and see the Pacific Ocean (Big Sur photos HERE). 

Above is Big Sur, isn't it breathtaking?! Big Sur was amazing, foggy, chilly, and a little too much driving... more on this later.

We ended our trip in San Francisco in a fancy hotel for a few nights so we could check out the city. We drove around 800 miles in the VW Bus, experienced a bunch of firsts, laughed, shivered, ate amazing food, drank incredible wine, met wonderful people, caught up with lifelong friends, and had a vacation that was completely different from our island lifestyle! We feel refreshed and happy to be back on St Thomas.

PS Next up more on our VW Bus that made our California Road Trip possible.


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