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VT to CA to VT

I recently drove cross country to visit family and friends, pick up my sister in college and drive her home, as well as get in a bunch of mountain biking in the winter. I saw this article and thought, "perfect, I'll head that way." The trip was an adventure and it's definitely a lot of work trying to camp for free. I was alone for half the drive as well.

Thanksgiving in Brewster, NY.

Late night dancing with Family and Mom!

Visit NYC and see the beautiful freedom tower as well as awesome bike ride with cousin Kevin.

Visit with Cait's sister in Indian Trail, NC.

Was going to leave early but ended up staying for breakfast. What a great little visit.

Camp in Lousiana.

Hit animal on the way to campsite. Like 15 miles from the campsite. Set a bad tone for a few days.

Beautiful campsite but signs all over talk about it being in a flood zone.

Camp in TX.

Awesome campsite way up a mountain road. Got to around 20 degrees at night. I was the only one there.

Camp in Tuscon, AZ.

Drove my car about 5 miles per hour way up in the woods. Beautiful campsite. Packed up early and drove partway down the mountain and watched the sunrise.

Had a great bike ride. Then realized my wallet was lost. Unpacked and searched whole car. Nothing. Submit Tuscon police report via their online form. Called bank and credit card company. Credit card company sent a new card to ranger station in Phoenix. I spaced out and had it sent there because it was my next destination.

Drove to Phoenix on 2 bars of fuel left in the car and hit 500 miles on one tank.

Camp in Phoenix, AZ.

Stayed in a gated national forest where ATV's, dirtbike's, and 4WD trucks drive all night. I felt bad sleeping on the side of the road where I was supposed to. Ruining the fun. Definitely buzzed my tent all night. I stayed in the car until my computer battery died. Got up early and got the hell out of there. Rained all night and most of the next day. Awesome to see a desert area being rained on.

Stay in hotel resort in Phoenix, AZ.

Beautiful golf resort for $100 bucks for the night.

Relaxed for the day. Dealt with missing wallet stuff.

Stay in city campground south of Phoenix, AZ.

Picked up my credit card from the ranger station.

Got call in the AM that someone found my wallet so had to drive back to Tuscon.

Did an awesome bike ride in Tuscon.

Drove back to the camp in Phoenix.

Stayed at my sisters in Burbank near LA, CA.

Bike riding in the morning in Phoenix. Got a flat. Someone gave me a tube because I couldn't fit the 26" one I brought into my tire. Great ride. A little long and too much double track. The end was killer and I rode it twice.

Next few days at my sisters.

My sister took me to a really cool area called The Grove.  There is a bunch of shopping and all that but the coolest part was the little food court they have.

I also went to a get together her school does every year.  It's a Luau themed BBQ and I got to met a ton of her friends.

She also took me to her classes final presentations.  They ranged from one dude rambling on about social media, to much  more organized stuff such as her presentation on advertising on the internet.  Learned a bunch of neat stuff about youtube.  I don't know why I was surprised but all the presentations were really interesting and well done.  Perhaps I was just in a great mood!

Hung out with my buddy in Venice Beach LA as well.  I work with him and he works at our Manhattan Beach office.  He brought me to a great Mexican place where we shared a huge taco plate.

VT to CA to VT

I recently drove cross country to visit family and friends, pick up my sister in college and drive her home, as well as get in a bunch of mountain biking in the winter. I saw this article and thought, "perfect, I'll head that way." The trip was an adventure and it's definitely a lot of work trying to camp for free. I was alone for half the drive as well.

Thanksgiving in Brewster, NY.

Late night dancing with Family and Mom!

Visit NYC and see the beautiful freedom tower as well as awesome bike ride with cousin Kevin.

Visit with Cait's sister in Indian Trail, NC.

Was going to leave early but ended up staying for breakfast. What a great little visit.

Camp in Lousiana.

Hit animal on the way to campsite. Like 15 miles from the campsite. Set a bad tone for a few days.

Beautiful campsite but signs all over talk about it being in a flood zone.

Camp in TX.

Awesome campsite way up a mountain road. Got to around 20 degrees at night. I was the only one there.

Camp in Tuscon, AZ.

Drove my car about 5 miles per hour way up in the woods. Beautiful campsite. Packed up early and drove partway down the mountain and watched the sunrise.

Had a great bike ride. Then realized my wallet was lost. Unpacked and searched whole car. Nothing. Submit Tuscon police report via their online form. Called bank and credit card company. Credit card company sent a new card to ranger station in Phoenix. I spaced out and had it sent there because it was my next destination.

Drove to Phoenix on 2 bars of fuel left in the car and hit 500 miles on one tank.

Camp in Phoenix, AZ.

Stayed in a gated national forest where ATV's, dirtbike's, and 4WD trucks drive all night. I felt bad sleeping on the side of the road where I was supposed to. Ruining the fun. Definitely buzzed my tent all night. I stayed in the car until my computer battery died. Got up early and got the hell out of there. Rained all night and most of the next day. Awesome to see a desert area being rained on.

Stay in hotel resort in Phoenix, AZ.

Beautiful golf resort for $100 bucks for the night.

Relaxed for the day. Dealt with missing wallet stuff.

Stay in city campground south of Phoenix, AZ.

Picked up my credit card from the ranger station.

Got call in the AM that someone found my wallet so had to drive back to Tuscon.

Did an awesome bike ride in Tuscon.

Drove back to the camp in Phoenix.

Stayed at my sisters in Burbank near LA, CA.

Bike riding in the morning in Phoenix. Got a flat. Someone gave me a tube because I couldn't fit the 26" one I brought into my tire. Great ride. A little long and too much double track. The end was killer and I rode it twice.

Next few days at my sisters.

My sister took me to a really cool area called The Grove.  There is a bunch of shopping and all that but the coolest part was the little food court they have.

I also went to a get together her school does every year.  It's a Luau themed BBQ and I got to met a ton of her friends.

She also took me to her classes final presentations.  They ranged from one dude rambling on about social media, to much  more organized stuff such as her presentation on advertising on the internet.  Learned a bunch of neat stuff about youtube.  I don't know why I was surprised but all the presentations were interesting and well done.  Perhaps I was just in a great mood!

Hung out with my buddy in Venice Beach LA as well.  I work with him and he works at our Manhattan Beach office.  He brought me to a great Mexican place where we shared a huge taco plate.

Drive Back

My sister and I drove back in five days.  We drove to Bailey, CO first.  We stayed at my Aunt's house where we had dinner and then breakfast in the morning.  Got a late start that day and made it through Zion national park and stayed in Bryce.  The next few days consisted of snowy/rainy driving.  We eventually made it back to Saratoga, Springs NY and had dinner with our pops.  I drove back to VT the next morning.