Published: July 30th 2012July 30th 2012
The Kazi Project
Bronze sculpture for the Wild Animal Park in SD
May 2006 From California to Oregon.. Finally on the road.
After finishing the Kazi Art project for the Wild Animal Park in San Diego we finally were free to start the adventure north. We said our good byes to our friends checked "Büssli" on more time and headed out of our friends front yard in Oceanside. Certainly it was much later in the day than we anticipated but then again we were several months later than we planed anyway. After giving up our rental on Kleaveland Place…yea it is spelled with a K… and giving up my career at Palomar as an adjunct instructor I had this genius idea to cast a monumental sculpture for the Wild Animal Park in San Diego. As you might be able to imagine this little project grew into three sculptures two art shows an unveiling and setting up one of the sculptures for public display in Carlsbad on State Street and took a lot longer than we anticipated. But now we were ready! Ready for the big adventure. With all responsibilities shed, all bridges burned, only a few things at Laura’s sisters attic and a totally overloaded bus we headed North.
On our first
i am big fat and beautiful...
day of traveling we made it all the way up to Santa Monica. I know this is only a couple hours drive but it will not be the shortest distance we drove in a day. We had to stop and visit friends on the way. Spending time was not a problem because we were back on my original schedule and we had all the time in the world.
Our first breakdown happened to give us the opportunity to stop for a few days in San Francisco and spending fourth of July with our friend David and his family. And since San Francisco is famous for it steep streets we had to park on one of them just to find out that our starter would not do its job anymore. Certainly it was Friday and we had to spend a few nights in a almost vertical position and had to tie us up so we would not slide down the mattresses and fall through the bedroom hatch.
With a rebuild starter we finally made it were able to continue on trough the redwoods and drove along the west coast. We were loving the scenery and I was realizing how much I
Down hill sleeping in San Francisco
had missed living in nature and lush forests. The coastline was enchanted and we would have loved to travel even slower than we did. Spending every night on a even more beautiful place than the last we found ourselves inching toward Oregon. Having only a few days left before we were planning to fly out for the next adventure, but as long we were making it to Miles and Pangaea before our little side trip to Hawaii everything was right on schedule whenever it was. We talked to Miles on the phone and announced our arrival in the next few days and asked again if the would be a save place to leave our motor home for the time we would spend sailing from Hawaii to California. The Day of our arrival we called a totally surprised Pangaea for directions to their new house. Just like any good husband he forgot to inform his wife of our plans. However Pangaea was happy to welcome us at their little paradise and we were absolutely taken by the deck effect. The multi level deck was overlooking a beautiful little canyon with a river flowing though, It was nestled into the forest and
Along the coast heading north to Oregon
the deck was build around one of the trees. We only spend a couple of days with them but new we would return and hopefully would be able to spend a little more time with them after our sailing turn.
There are more photos below