Days 70-72: Santa Barbara, Anaheim, Disneyland

October 30-November 1 In the morning, we packed up camp and drove to Santa Barbara. We took in some sights around the town for a little bit and spent some of the day reading in our hotel room. The next day we drove to Anaheim and checked in early at a hotel that was located within easy walking distance …

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Days 66-69: Birthday, Hearst Castle, San Margarita KOA

October 27-30, 2017 Lauren wanted to relax and hang out on her birthday, so we stayed at the hotel the whole day watching the new season Stranger Things. We only left the room to get the food necessary for binge watching. The next day, we visited Hearst Castle. We took the Grand Rooms Tour which …

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Day 65: Sequoia National Park

October 26, 2017 When planning our visit to Sequoia National Park, we learned that, due to road construction, the main road entering the park only opened every two hours. We planned our morning to arrive at the right time to make it through the road. We went to the visitor center before taking Big Tree Trail, Sherman …

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Day 64: Yosemite National Park

October 25, 2017 Unfortunately, our hotel room had paper thin walls, and we were awoken by a man yelling on the phone at 4:00 am. At least we got an early start... We ate breakfast at the hotel and drove to Yosemite National Park. We drove up to Glacier Point and took in the astounding views of …

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Days 62-63: Glass Beach, Wine Country

October 23-24, 2017 The next day, we drove to Fort Bragg to visit the glass beach there. At this particular beach, broken up pieces of glass from the sea are washed ashore after being polished and smoothed by the waves and the sand. As a result, you can find many different colors and sizes along the beach. …

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Day 61: Redwood National Park

October 22, 2017 In the morning, we drove an hour to the Sea Lion Caves just to learn that there were no sea lions in the cave at that time. We moved on and drove through Redwood National Park and to the visitor center. We decided to do the Prairie Creek Trail to see the "Big Tree", a …

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