The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


West Coast Road Trip: Day 5
August 21, 2009, 5:04 am
Filed under: Life, Travel, West Coast Road Trip

We planned to drive form Hollister to Long Beach and then to Riverside all in one day so we had to get an early start. Parris and Mariah woke up earlier than usual and went to breakfast with us at Starbucks. We hugged em good bye and were on our way…

Mariah, Parris and the dogs... our gracious hosts

Mariah, Parris and the dogs... our gracious hosts

a family shot

a family shot

Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea

I should have got sand from here

I should have got sand from here

by the look of the landscape I could tell Big Sur was near

by the look of the landscape I could tell Big Sur was near

rugged California coast

rugged California coast

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a lighthouse

a lighthouse

the creek that runs to Pfiffer Falls

the creek that runs to Pfiffer Falls

Pfiffer Falls, falls onto the beach and into the ocean

Pfiffer Falls, falls onto the beach and into the ocean

We went at a gloomy time of year but it was still beautiful

We went at a gloomy time of year but it was still beautiful

I bet Bob Ross would have painted this on his show

I bet Bob Ross would have painted this on his show

O'Neills with Pfiffer Falls

O'Neills with Pfiffer Falls

I wanna call this a blue jay but I'm probably wrong

I wanna call this a blue jay but I'm probably wrong

if only the palm tree wasn't all dead looking, this would have been a great shot

if only the palm tree wasn't all dead looking, this would have been a great shot

tunnel to the falls

tunnel to the falls

after Big Sur we stopped for lunch at Ragged Point, this was our view

after Big Sur we stopped for lunch at Ragged Point, this was our view

Ragged Point is a GREAT place to stop for a bite to eat if you're near Big Sur

Ragged Point is a GREAT place to stop for a bite to eat if you're near Big Sur

Elephant Seals hang out at the beach near Hearst Castle

Elephant Seals hang out at the beach near Hearst Castle

Kelly was SO EXCITED to see some animals!

Kelly was SO EXCITED to see some animals!

We saw all sorts of scenery and environments along Highway 1

We saw all sorts of scenery and environments along Highway 1

this little part of Highway 1 doesn't go along the coast

this little part of Highway 1 doesn't go along the coast

because of Vandenburg Airforce Base and the prison in Lompoc

because of Vandenburg Airforce Base and the prison in Lompoc

We didn’t STOP to take any pictures after this and all mine turned out as blurry car pics. At this point we were sick of driving and just wanted to be there already!

On this trip I was able to add TWO National Park pins and stamps to my collection

On this trip I was able to add TWO National Park pins and stamps to my collection

we FINALLY arrived at my parents house & took some grimy road dog pics

we FINALLY arrived at my parents house & took some grimy road dog pics

it was cool that we all got to hang out together, its never happened before

it was cool that we all got to hang out together, its never happened before

So… that’s my trip in a nutshell! Now let me break down my expenses for y’all. Everyting was split 3 ways and I documented every dime I spent

8/6/09

$20 airport food & misc

8/7/09

$40 tickets for my cousins at the NW World Reggae Festival

$13 food & drink

8/8/09

$5 breakfast sandwich & a Rockstar

$120 car rental

$15 Crater Lake National Park pins, patches & stamps

$15 dinner, dessert & wine

8/9/09

$14 gas

$3 redbull & Oregon lotto ticket

$10 lunch, dinner and wine

$14 Redwood National Park pins, patches and stamps

$6 campsite

$14 Trees of Mystery admission

$1 Klamuth drive thru tree

$4 soda and chips

$6 firewood

8/10/09

$0.50 shower

$20 Rockstar, gas & breakfast

$1 Vitamin Water

FREE lunch (thanks Barb!)

$10 gas

$2 Golden Gate bridge toll

8/11/09

$2.50 Rockstar

FREE breakfast (thanks Parris & Mariah!)

$8 patch and candy

FREE lunch and gas (thanks Parris & Mariah!)

TOTAL EXPENSES FOR A 5 DAY WESTCOAST ROAD TRIP: $344

(the end)


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Looks like a dope trip!

Comment by Buttonpusha

I happen to live in California. Those photos are great!

You have a very nice blog. Keep up the good blogging.

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Comment by mousesurfer

Yes we humans are small…Stay standing tall…yo pics are amazing…Love the Redwoods!

Comment by Jude

its me rack star using your computer….. I enjoyed your pictures and blog a lot…..ur so rad I love you and love it….. you are truly one of a kind.

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