Farewell to the Pacific March 21st 2006 March 11 - 20, 2006
Monterey - Palm Springs, Calif.
Prologue: Two months, nearly 2,500 miles, already a million memories. To see a visual representation of the trip thus far, click on the “route map” link at left. I will add these maps to the beginning of blog entries every so often, after an appreciable number of miles have accumulated. I have also created a map of our proposed ... read more
North America » United States » California » Palm Springs Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
We are a writer/photographer and a land-use planner from Port Townsend, Wash., who quit our jobs to take a year-long "sabbatical" for the 12 months of 2006.
Our travel vehicle was a Volkswagen Westfalia camper-van named Matilda, after the Australian phrase (and song) "Waltzing Matilda" -- meaning to hit the road with your possessions slung in a bag over your shoulder. We were glad not to be wandering on foot like those Aussie swagmen!
We had a memorable trip waltzing around the U.S. and Canada, learning as much as we could about this vast and diverse continent we call home. So glad we di... full info