Saturday, May 31, 2008

Day 5: ZION- Hiking Angels Landing!

Always a good sign!

"This is crazy! This is crazy! This is nuts! I can't believe they let people do this!" I kept saying! There is a series of these photos which were taken on a tiny piece of rock with a sheer drop on, well, most sides!

At this same spot, we arrived and thought we had reached the top of the trail...but no....up there is where we go!

At the top! YAY!

The view from the top!

Couch Surfing in St George!
Our hosts, Chris and Shaunae (far right) are AWESOME!
We stayed with them the nights of Day 4 and Day 5!

Saturday- Back to Zion
Sunday- Bryce Canyon
Monday- Bryce, Capitol Reef and
Tuesday- Drive to Salt Lake, Brian flys out!

PS. Max from Vegas has joined out numbers! Max will stay with us until we leave Salt Lake!
PPS. John from Berkeley departed on day 3!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Day 4: Grand Canyon, AZ to St George, UT

Goodbye lovely Grand Canyon!

On the Open Road! The bananas got too cold, thanks to desert nights, and now they wont we will make them ripen! Muwahaha!

The Grand Escalade National Monument Area...these bizarre rock formations are called toadstools....we like them!

And over yonder hill from the toadstools is this AMAZING view! 
'Owow!' as the French gals say!

Ending the day with shopping madness at Smith's, St George, UT. 
Our CS hosts for the night live in St George....tomorrow we head to Zion!  

Day 3: Grand Canyon Sunset Pleasures

Look Mum! No hands!

The top of the world! The canyon from Powell Point.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Day 2: Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas!

Yes, we made it down the back of the Sierra Nevadas on 395 and the through Death Valley to the lights and sins of Las Vegas! YAY! A day of lots of driving! All is well.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Off we go on our road trip! To infinity and beyond!

Today Cara, Patrice, Brain and the two Frenchies are off to Modesto!

Tomorrow we will be in Mammoth lakes on the backside of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and by Monday we aim to be in the Grand Canyon!

Look out world! Here we come!

So far we estimate:
We will be driving 3,704 miles over 3 and 1/2 weeks with a total driving time of 68hrs, 38mins
Total gas is estimated to cost $731.66!



Bye Bye Singing- Final Recital

Bye Bye Journalism!

Bye Bye Swimming!

Au Revoir French Discussion

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cara’s Bon Voyage Barbie!

Howdy Partner!!!!

You’re invited to put on your best Western attire & saunter to….

Cara’s Bon Voyage Barbie!

WHO- You! Ya dirty varmint!

WHAT- Cara is off road trippin’ to the west with an unknown return date

WHEN- 7pm, Friday May 23rd

WHERE- 740 Wheeler St

BRING- Potluck dish or nibbles to share and happy spirits!

THEME- Western! Cowboys, Indians, Cactus… go for it! The more creative the better!


Fire, Fire, Fire!

Late one night

When we were all in bed
Old Mother Leary
Left a lantern in the shed

And when the cow kicked it over,
She winked her eye and said,
"There’ll be a hot time
In the old town, tonight."


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Road Trip Car!! Road Trip Cara!!

I bought my first car! For my road trip! Want to come?

Interested in a Summer road trip?

Looking for fun, energetic, happy, traveling kind-o-people interested in doing a summer road trip! 2 spots left in the car unless you want to convoy along in your own car….that sounds fun too! (if you have a car or know of one, let us know).

Come for the whole trip or just part of the way! We are somewhat flexible with dates.

DEPARTING from Santa Rosa, CA on May 24th to June 16th (3 and ½ weeks):

Mojave Desert, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest in AZ, painted Desert, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone, Grand Teton NP, Devils tower, Badlands NP, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Jewel Cave Nat Monument. END in Denver!

After Denver the trip could continue….but we are starting with small steps. Lets just plan this one first!

COSTS: Share costs equally…budget travel style.
ACCOMMODATION: possibly some camping and staying with friends/within a network.

Call/Write ASAP if interested…ask us about alternative dates, routes, stops…we’re keen! We can chat about what you’re looking for and see if we fit!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Have you heard about Pangea Day?

Have you heard about Pangea Day?

I am in love with this amazing concept. Get involved.