alabama hills adventures.

after cutting our death valley stay considerably short, we needed to find somewhere nearby, with good internet and preferrably cheap. somehow, derek happened upon this little slice of heaven, an $8 a night campground, nestled on the eastern side of the sierras, with epic views on all sides. the temperature change was dramatic. as was […]

san elijo state beach.

after wilderness lakes, it was finally time to kick off our long stretch of california state beaches. derek booked us at four different beaches for five out of seven weeks in march and april. the first one up was san elijo, a little bit north of san diego, near encinitas, california. our campground was up […]