The Sticker Ceremony.
April 12, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018.   After all was checked and re-checked, Lance and Michele gathered round everyone who works at EarthCruiser. Up till then, Molly didn’t yet have her EarthCruiser sticker on the front of the cab. The importance of the shake-down trip was not only to confirm that everything was in working order, or […]

The Shake-Down Trip
April 5, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. After marveling at our new baby and getting positive reactions to the wrap, it was time to get to know her for real. We spent about 2 hours with Anthony going over first the outside workings, and, second the inside workings. That included everything from how the 3 different types of […]

Short Trips
Bodega Bay – March 30 – April 1, 2018.
April 4, 2018

For this weekend getaway I’d managed to find a last minute spot in the ‘Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park. Since we left on Friday after work we wanted to have a guaranteed spot to stay as opposed to having to drive around in the dark to find one. There aren’t that many good sport […]

Caroline’s European Summer Trip 2015
August 3, 2015

On Sunday, August 2nd it was packing time again as the next day I left for my summer trip to Europe. London – 4-6 August. First stop was London where I arrived on the morning of the 4th after a sleepless flight (nothing new there, at least not in economy). I headed straight to my dear friends […]

Mt Shasta with Friends
May 17, 2015

A quick trip up the I5 to climb Mt Shasta with Darrin and Lisa. The weather was not kind to us and we did not even attempt the summit. Instead we did a little skills training. Great weekend nonetheless.

Thanksgiving 2012 In Death Valley.
November 29, 2012

Some months ago we decided to spend this year’s Thanksgiving long weekend in Death Valley, for 2 reasons: we love that desert and it would be a good test for our new camping set-up. For some months Stephen had been working on installing and fine tuning everything in and on the car. The roof top […]

Death Valley
June 10, 2011

On Friday, May 27, we set off from Emeryville around 3:45pm to start our Memorial Day weekend trip to Death Valley.We’d only decide this just over a week before and were lucky to still find accommodation in Death Valley Nat’l Park. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it and not too many people […]

Brokeoff Mt and Ponderosa Way
September 8, 2010

Labor Day long weekend: hiking, 4WD and Sacramento. We went back to Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park to knock of Brokeoff Mt. which is the high point of Tehama County, CA. There are 58 counties in California, with 56 high points (2 are on borders). We liked the trail to the summit of Brokeoff very much. […]

Lassen Peak and Shasta Bally Trail
August 23, 2010

Here are some photos of a nice weekend away. On Saturday we visited Lassen National Park. We drove around the Park and hiked to the top of Lassen Peak. Sunday we went 4WD’ing in the vicinity of Whiskeytown Lake. We used the book ‘California Trails – North Coast Region’ by Peter Massey et al. We […]

Fall in Yosemite
November 4, 2009

We enjoyed a lovely Indian Summer weekend in Yosemite on Oct 31 and Nov 1. Yosemite was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1984 Photos