We are the Olsen family.  We are escaping our life in Northern Virginia for a month in an RV cruising through the sights of California. 

 

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July 27, 2017

For the next two days, we begin our journey across Northern Nevada and into Utah. Jeanne and I are similar travel companions, in that we avoid interstates at all cost. All the fun stuff you encounter on a road trip are on the smaller, windier, less speedy paths. So it...

July 25, 2017

Today we completed what I am terming a Trippin’ Triathlon. It began with a morning hike to Eagle Falls, with a view of Emerald Cove, an afternoon swim and paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe, followed by a before dinner 5.5-mile bike ride, with an extra dip in the lake to co...

July 24, 2017

These photos were pulled up from the depths of Lake Tahoe. Which if you know anything about Lake Tahoe and its incredible depth it makes these images pretty extraordinary. It is estimated that if you were to take all the water out of the lake, you could cover the entir...

July 24, 2017

My love for photography began at my Grandmother’s farm, the Lazy BN Ranch in Taylor Arizona. My sisters and I would stay there for the summer running around chasing horses, catching crawdads, and swimming in the cow’s water troughs. I remember the first time I brought...

July 24, 2017

Since the beginning of this adventure, I have seen many of my children's fears and anxieties disappear. When everything around you is so mesmerizing, it is impossible not to want to participate in the beauty around you, causing them to forget any phobia that may have p...

July 24, 2017

We have seen some pretty incredible things on this trip. It seems as if the California landscape is boundless in its beauty with so much to explore and see. But I don’t know if anything can compare to Yosemite National Park. 

“It is by far the grandest of all the specia...

July 23, 2017

Today we hit the road and put the coast behind us as we head inland to the mountains. Today also means saying goodbye to Dad, who sadly has to go back to work (womp, womp). But for Jeanne, the boys and I, our adventure continues with our first stop in Kings Canyon and...

July 22, 2017

 
None of us have ever been kayaking, but it has always been something I've wanted to try. I have always had the suspicion that it could be my new hobby, and I was correct.  The kids had their doubts about hopping on the 2 and 3-person kayaks but once we got moving dow...

July 15, 2017


Today we headed to Big Sur driving as far south as is possible down the Pacific Coast Highway with the ocean to the right and the Redwood groves to the left. We took all day enjoying the stunning views. We explored the many tidepools, along the way finding crabs, sea...

July 14, 2017

Today was an incredible day! As we traveled North with my family in the RV, kids in the back laughing, great music playing, the amazing scenery around us, and Jedediah there to appreciate it all with me; if I could have willed the sun to stay out longer, I would have....

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