This camping trip was almost as epic as last summer's, just on a mini, 2 day scale.
I have been on a quest to find the perfect Southern California camping spot. (Big surprise.) Aside from being 5 hours away from San Diego the Kern River might be it. The river was pretty strong, what with all the snow that was had this year, but we were able to carve out a nice little swim spot off our beach. The temperature was hot enough that the cold water felt great, perfect for sticking our chairs in and just lounging all day. It was fantastic.
I have another lesson to add to the lessons learned list- permit myself some flexibility.
While I would not classify this excursion (in the intended spirit) as a road trip, I am going to go ahead and cross off the first item on the list-
Because, and I quote, she doesn't really like to travel that much. (I know.) And? She doesn't really like cities that much. (I know.) (Hey, just cause we are sisters doesn't mean we like all the same things.) What she does like? Small quaint towns, especially ones in the desert. And we happened to travel through one of those, one that she likes just so much, she is adding it to her list of places to live. So, I think that counts in the intended spirit of the list item. Additionally it counts because we offered to take her with us on a road trip that involves stops in no less than 2 really cool cities and she declined. (I know.) But next year maybe I should take her to New Mexico? Lots of quaint desert towns there, no?