Stop number 16! Where to begin! Yosemite was both a disaster and an absolute wonder!
As mentioned previously, this road trip was not planned. All activities/outings where decided on, as I came across them, including Yosemite. The day I arrived in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, I realized it was labour day weekend and most Californians if not all, were camping in Yosemite that same weekend. Needless to say, I was screwed.
I drove into Yosemite a bit after 8pm, coming from LA, I did not think it was going to be 'cold'... LOL ... what a mistake not to plan this part of the road trip! I ended up stranded, in my car, freezing! To pass the night, I searched for a hotel with secure parking lot and spent the night in the car :(
I barely slept for two hours, all the while the car engine was running because I needed heat to keep me warm. Ugh. It was horrible! Finally, at sunrise, I had had enough! I gathered myself and almost drove straight to San Jose but then decided 'Goddamn! This has got to be worth it!'...I had to check out Yosemite and see if passing a torturous night in my vehicle was the right decision to take.... that's when the trip turned wonderful ...
It's been over a year since my intense scoliosis / back pain rehabilitation and I've made it a point to enjoy all holidays, events, birthday and anything else that might come my way. After enduring so much pain for so long, I find myself living in the moment more then ever before. In fact, I understand what that statement really means now 'Live in the moment'.
This year I made sure to be home to celebrate this special day among my friends and family, so I thought I'de share it with the rest of you here since I'm a sucker for a good experience, and this past Saturday was definitely a fun and happy experience ;)
After chilling with friends in San Diego, taking in all that energy and delicious food, LA just couldn't live up to it and part of that is because I had such great hosts in SD who took time out of their busy schedules to show me around town whereas in LA, I went about it solo. An experience can be vastly different when in good company verses being alone.
Nonetheless, I did get around to few places that were an architectural wonder such as the landscaping and structure of the the Getty Museum (An art museum with the most annual visitors in the united states) an of course, Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by the one and only Frank Gehry.
Continuing from previous post...
15. Los Angelas & surrounding
European and American art, from medieval times to the present. Modern architecture design, open spaces, and breathtaking views with a central garden that is never twice the same. An experience one should seek whenever in sunny Los Angeles. One of the best parts of LA!
One of my many stops during my 50 days roadtrip: Venice Beach. I had a pure moment of blissfulness so I tried to capture it, I hope you feel a little of what I felt watching this short clip.
The road has been so exciting despite the fact that I drive for hours after hours. There is something about the unknown, having no plans and driving through land that gets my blood pumping. My dad says I must have been part of cavemen in my past life. Not sure why cavemen, maybe because of my love for all things nature.
You probably have noticed my attraction for aircraft/Military style museums... there is something about machines that can travel into unknown land, it makes me want them.
Continuing from the previous list:
14. San Diego
Julie & Patrick!
Totally unexpected, Julie & Patrick were kind enough to spend the weekend with me, despite my sudden arrival without any prior notice. Just wanted to make sure I thank them here on my blog, so big thank you two! I love San Diego because of you :)
Downtown SD and Around
As many of my regular readers know by now, I have been on a road trip for the past little while. I thought it would be a good idea to get it on the map and see how it looks like. it's one thing to say I've driven here and there, it's a whole other thing to see on it map ... pretty impressed by myself LOL!
My stopovers in the last 30 days...
A total of 23 cities in just 30 days! I love this sense of adventure. It's what keeps me sane, it's what pumps my creative juices, it's what keeps me going...
Highlights Of The Last 23 City Stops!
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