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Zion National Park: Emerald Pools, Angels Landing, a Prairie Dog, and Butterfly…

Following Las Vegas we hit the road for Zion National Park, some 160 miles away. We arrived at a ‘free camp’ (a very rudimentary campsite with minimal or no facilities, but where you are legally allowed to stay) pre-sunset, setting … Continue reading

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Vegas (Part Deux), Mustangs in Death Valley, and Rob Green’s Howler…

At a rather sweltering 44°C we arrived back in Las Vegas. That good, we went back. That, and we fancied a crack at Death Valley and needed a decent venue to watch the England-USA World Cup group game. So where … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde, Four Corners, Monument Valley, and Lake Powell…

We were woken in the middle of the night by a crazy sandstorm, which had luckily dissipated by the time we emerged from the van for breakfast. Unfortunately for Winty his tent was not pegged down that night so he … Continue reading

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Racking up the Miles: Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert…

We spent the afternoon chilling on Hermosa Beach, mulling over the loss of three of our party; predominant memories include a shed-load of sunshine, a bell being rung for an hour by a chap selling ice-creams from his little cart, … Continue reading

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Hermosa Beach & Departures…

After a hectically busy road trip across town from Hollywood to Hermosa Beach, aided superbly by LA’s Kiss FM (great tunes…), we found ourselves chilling out on the beach once again. Such a taxing lifestyle, eh! Surrounding us were more … Continue reading

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Coastal Road Tripping: Big Sur, and San Fran to LA…

With hangovers of varying degrees of severity debilitating the group, we treated ourselves to an impromptu and blasphemously crude game of cricket in the campsite’s car park. There was a metal pole for the bat, an empty drinks crate for … Continue reading

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San Francisco: ‘The Old Fatherland Bohemia of the West Coast’ (Cable Cars, Lombard Street, The Beat Museum, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Café…)

First stop in San Francisco for us was the Golden Gate Bridge, in all probability San Fran’s most iconic landmark. We pulled off the road just before the bridge so we could admire the 4200ft structure, take a few photos, … Continue reading

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