This was the cherry on top to my trip. It was fantastic! Since I took so many pictures, they’ll tell the story.
New Mexico was a sloppy fun time with lots of homemade food and booze. We went to Albuquerque to be with the love of my life, Miss Karanina. Upon arrival the champagne flowed and the girl cackle went all night. All of us decided to check out Santa Fe’s Plaza one night, where we found our favorite dive bar, reminding us of San Francisco. We continued the road trip to Taos and viewed the famous “Earthships,” homes that are completely self-sustainable made out of all recycled goods. These homes stay the same temperature year-round, air conditioning and heaters are not required. These homes also have their own indoor garden lucious with vegetation and stores its own water from rainfall. Brilliant! New Mexcico was full of beige and turqurious and the sunsets were remarkable.
We left our dear Karanina and headed south to Rosewell, stoping to get my litle brother something from this strange place. He’s pretty much obssessed with aliens. Our main and final destination of New Mexico was Carlsbad to check out the Caverns. Then onward we went back to California passing thru El Paso Texas, stopping in Arizona to visit a friend in Tucson and onward to Joshua Tree…Round TWO in the Desert, But!! this time meeting up with friends from San Francisco and LA on BLM land. HA!
Arizona is a special place to me and I had a wonderful time with my family. The weather was spectacular. Mostly sunshine, had the opportunity to see rain and as we headed up north we saw snow. We passed through Sedona stopping to check out the canyons and food.
I was very active with my family and old friends. My Dad helped fix up the RV even more! Went to the renaissance festival and dressed as pirates with my nephew. Ate some bomb homemade food. Took the train to the Grand Canyon. Snuggled with my brothers and sisters.
Life is good. We left Arizona to come be with one of my best friends who lives in New Mexico. Still here and having a wild time! I feel like royalty.
Venice Beach rocked my world. This is one of those places where I could see myself living. Venice Beach has a lot of flavor, reminded me of San Francisco but on a warm beach full of activities. Lots of characters and the people watching ceases to be entertaining (piercing and tattoo shops open for viewing body manipulations) plenty of tasty food and hotties with bodies.
After our 3 day stay we left the beach and headed to Joshua Tree National Park for a night of camping. We woke up for the desert sunrise followed by a day packed with hikes and sunkissed skin. Later in the afternoon we drove East to ARIZONA! Where I am now-living like royalty in my Dad’s castle and drinking none other then my favorite, tequila!
Cheers!! to being home:)
After housesitting for 2 weeks in Bakersfield, I was ready to leave. Not that I wasn’t enjoying her company but I love the road and most importantly, I want to get to my family in Arizona. I shopped at thrift stores, ate donuts, played with my hula hoop and drove everywhere. The average day was waking up at 7am and immediately starting the coffee and planing out the day, which consited of a few main points: walking the dogs in the morning and again at night.
I can now say I know what it feels like to be retired. I also played mini golf. HA!(Love it)
We headed to Santa Barbra yesterday to be with my cousin for a day, then to Ventura. Currently in Venice beach, where RVs are illegal(seriously, but only on certain streets) its beautiful here! We’re staying for a few days regardless.
The city of Santa Maria isn’t my cup of tea but the outer city is, where the ranches are vast and cattle live. Where you can shot a gun. Basically I wanted to be around the cowboys and girls and that’s excatly what the theme of our time was there. We shot guns, we drank lots of beer, ate meat everyday, and watched a tone of movies. I made my first tortilla soup (made the chicken broth from sctrach and everything) which I would love to make it for you, for the world! We discovered (or rediscovered) that Tom Hank’s voice is very similar to a crow when he yells.
We left our friend and Santa Maria a few days ago and headed out to Bakersfield, where we will be for 2 weeks spending time with Dustin’s grandparents. They head out to Mexico in a few days so we’ll be here housesitting there two lovely dogs, beautiful home, and playing house. Oh yeah, and they have a cat, Friendly, who is 20 years OLD. Time to get to know Bakersfield. And grandma Claudia is leaving her car for us, the Duchess ( the RV’s name) is posted!
And Between us, I cheated on Bobs (donuts in SF) with Smiths (bakery in Bakersfield)….I prefer Bobs.
After going to Esalen Institute (near Big Sur) to soak in their natural hot springs at 1am on Saturday, we waited til morning to continue on ol’ Highway 1 to Santa Maria. Our dear friend lives in Santa Maria and took us by surprise when he escorted us to his family’s cattle ranch, sitting on 300 acres. We explored the hills, bird listening, collecting feathers, making delicious meals over the fire, sun bathing, night hikes, making music, and being simple. I make a good urban cowgirl.
A bunch of Elephant seals doing their thing along the highway. its mating, birthing, and chill session I guess.