Category Archives: Campervan

From Morro Bay to Big Sur

After one of our most restful hotel stays of the trip in Morro Bay, and a chance to do our laundry, we moved on up the coast, planning to make it to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park by the end … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, USA | Leave a comment

A Restful Day at the Beach

After our adventures at Legoland, we were pretty sure we’d need a day to lay low and recoup, so we planned a 2-night stay at South Carlsbad State Beach, which is literally a 10 minute drive from Legoland. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Twins, USA | Leave a comment

Palomar Mountain…our bermuda triangle?

We had reservations at the Palomar Mountain Observatory Campground for the 2 nights before our big event: Legoland. Well, we didn’t quite make it up the mountain. About 3/4 of the way up this incredible road, winding through beautiful farms, … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Hikes | Leave a comment

Death Valley: A Dash to Panamint Springs (and a Tow)

When Holly’s last post ended, we were zipping across Death Valley in a van without a working alternator. We turned off all possible accessories and did our best to conserve battery voltage as we hustled back to our campsite near … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan | Leave a comment

A long drive…through wind, rain, dark, and mountainous terrain!

After Brad brilliantly repaired the front axles of the beloved campervan, we were ready to set off and drive south….AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!  We left Sequim at 6am on December 20, and by 10:30pm, we had made it 892 miles … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Travel, USA | Leave a comment

Van, Damn

As Holly explained, the van needed a bit of work before we could launch the adventure.  The last time we’d taken a long trip in the van, we heard an occasional, faint grinding noise during braking.  I’d looked things over … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan | Leave a comment

Thanks and Goodbye, Mr T (Day 28)

Morning broke on the final day of our extraordinary lap of Scotland.  Mom and dad were a bit sad, but the same could not be said of the kids!  They goofed around in their bed for a bit before we … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Scotland, Travel | Leave a comment

Loch Lomond and Culzean Castle (Day 27)

Our morning was a bit somber, as we knew this would be the last full day of our camper van expedition.  It was also more than a little damp, as we’d gotten lots of clothing, jackets, and footwear soggy the … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Scotland, Travel | 1 Comment

Kilmartin and Kintyre (Day 26)

Mr. T encouraged a lovely (and in Brad’s case, long) night of blissful sleep. Aaaaah. Breakfast was hearty oatmeal (porridge) and stout coffee. Mmmmmmm. Our first stop: Kilmartin. We were only 15 miles from this amazing place, so we headed … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Scotland, Travel | Leave a comment

Back on Track with Mr T (Day 25)

The kids and I got a reasonable night’s sleep, had a fancy breakfast at the hotel, and then tried to get ourselves organized and out of our hotel room by 10am.  NOT EASY!  We had so much stuff that we … Continue reading

Posted in Campervan, Scotland, Travel | Leave a comment