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Trip: Discovering North America

There are [16] stories from my trip: Discovering North America

The Chilkoot Trail

CANADA | Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Views [832]

On Sat 14th June we splurged on breakfast at the Haines Chillkat bakery as we hadn't had dinner the night before. Then we checked out the farmers market, bought some food supplies and packed up our gear in preparation for a huge 3 day hike along the ... Read more >

Alaskan Ferries along 'The Inside Passage'

USA | Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | Views [569]

From the hostel we stayed at in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island we drove north to Port Hardy where we put the car on a ferry to Prince Rupert, and from there, on another ferry to Alaska. On the drive we saw two black bears along the side of the road which ... Read more >

Vancouver Island

CANADA | Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | Views [588] | Comments [3]

So we were a little slow to get ourselves organised with the whole online travel journal thing (despite miss Mary's best attempts before we left) but better late than never right?! Backdating to the very start of the trip seems like just too big of a ... Read more >

Columbia River, Mt Hood, Eagle Creek and Seattle

USA | Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | Views [785]

After leaving Banks we drove north to the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border and set out to find the Wind River Hotsprings. There were a few things I had on my "list" to do during this trip: learn to play a new instrument, go white ... Read more >

Tags: bagby, columbia gorge, hot springs, mt hood, oregon, waterfalls

Killin Wetlands Farm

USA | Thursday, 29 May 2008 | Views [628]

After Kings Valley we headed for Banks, Oregon where we were going to stay with TJ, who we'd only just met a few days earlier, but as it turned out that's the direction we were driving and she was just so nice and invited us. She may have been joking ... Read more >

Tags: banks, oregon, sheep, spinning, wool, wwoofing

Kings Valley Gardens

USA | Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | Views [1751]

Our 3rd organic farm was in Kings Valley, near Corvalis in Oregon. It was a beautiful 7 hour drive to Kings Valley- so green! It was cool though, a little more sunshine separating the rain would have been nice. We arrived on 21st May. Andrea and John ... Read more >

Tags: blueberries, corvalis, farm, oregon, wwoofing

Redwood National Park, California

USA | Monday, 19 May 2008 | Views [677]

We did not yet have the camping and national parks out of our system so next stop was to see the giant redwoods in Redwood National Park in the far north west of California. We arrived at the Redwoods on Mon 19th May, that is 3 months ago (I'm a little ... Read more >

Tags: california, camping, redwood national park

Wwoofing at Safan Ranch, CA

USA | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [4708] | Comments [8]

On Monday 12th May we set our course for inland California to a small town called Fiddletown about an hour or 2 east of Sacramento. This was to be our second time WWOOFING at a place called Safan Ranch. Angela and Steve are the couple who own and run ... Read more >

San Francisco!

USA | Saturday, 10 May 2008 | Views [531]

We were catching up with and staying with my footy mate JLo in San Francisco and arrived late afternoon on Sat 10th May. On the drive we saw hills and hills of southern California covered in wind mills. They are enormous- so much bigger than we realized.... Read more >

The California coastline and Yosemite

USA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [378]

That Wed we were priveledged to see literally hundreds of sea lions that pull up on a beach right next to the road for a couple months each year to malt. The beach was alive with them flicking sand on themselves, grunting, and flopping around in large ... Read more >

Las Vegas and LA

USA | Sunday, 4 May 2008 | Views [455]

Las Vegas was better than I had anticipated. I really didn't think I'd like it, but once there I realized why so many people have hens and bucks parties there. It is a never ending party! But it's sort of sad a little as well, a little depressing to see ... Read more >

The Grand Canyon, Aarizona

USA | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Views [916]

The drive to the Grand Canyon from Monument Valley was a little scary to say the least. The wind was howling and the sand was beating against the side of the car. Most RV's had to pull over and wait it out, but we saw a number of crazy motorcyclists still ... Read more >

Monument Valley, Utah

USA | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [542]

The next destination on our road trip was Monument Valley, Utah. There was plenty more desert to look at on this drive and we were getting pretty bored of the sandy desolate scenery, but almost instantly as we turned a corner all the sand and rocks turned ... Read more >

Tags: monument valley, navajo, utah

Starting to road trip...Albuquerque, New Mexico

USA | Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Views [651]

Our first night on the road trip landed us in Odessa, Texas. We got in late, so rather than set the tent up, we decided to test out sleeping in the car, which was one of the requirements when we bought it. We had heard back home that Walmart car parks ... Read more >

Austin, Texas

USA | Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | Views [379] | Comments [1]

So the jomel adventure actually started in Austin, Texas on Friday 18th April when I arrived after 40 hours of flying and lay overs. I was exhasuted to say the least- not the best slying experience but at least the hotel changed our room so I could got ... Read more >

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