Sunday, April 24, 2011

Back to the coast...

We are leaving Kernville today and plan on heading back to the coast. We still really want to see Big Sur. Hopefully we make it there and don't have to take too big of a detour to get there. We heard the road is washed out north and south of Big Sur.

Also, Kernville  is off the list...

Cool "little" town. Too little for us and the trails are not that great. (incomplete) We rode a trail called "Just Outstanding," a 15mile mountain bike trail and only 5 miles of that was on trail the rest of it was double track. Big bummer. Trey and I had a running joke of renaming the trail. Trey called it "Just OK" and I named it "Just a Joke.

I will say this however, I would give Kernville a second chance but only during a race or mountain biking event. I hear they have a lot of events, but people must come from all around to ride.

Kernville Mountain Biking

Kernville, Ca Movie

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This is the only video from Vegas...The rest are all from Sedona. I'll upload the ATV and guns pictures later...

Bootleg Canyon NV

It has been awhile...

It has been awhile since we last blogged. Our biggest problem is finding Wifi and when we do find it, it is often not fast enough to do all the video uploading.

Right now we are in Kernville, Ca. Trey, has read some articles about this town and he really wanted to come here and ride. Unfortunately, it’s not really the mtbing season here so we have had some problems with trail locating and snow. We are here until Saturday and then we are headed back to “Big Sur,” the one place we missed when we were first in Cali.

Before we got here to Kernville we spent a few days in Lake Havasu. We ATVed and shot guns. It was a blast and totally out of the box. Thanks to Joanne and Ed for their hospitality and the good times. I will post pictures later.

Before Lake Havasu we were in Las Vegas for a few days and before that, Sedona Az. I could live there! Hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The mountain biking there is so fun but a lot of work.

I am going to overload you all with picture videos, hope everyone enjoys.

Highline Trail the movie


Bark Art

Joey Monster the movie

It snows in Sedona

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 has been one month.

It has been one month today that Trey and I left Olympia in search of sunshine and warmth. It took half that time to find the sun and anther week to find the warmth. Things have finally started to calm down a bit. Trey and I are slowly starting to catch on to living on the road. I can remember telling people how hard this was going to be but it wasn’t until recently that it has really sunk in. There is so much to do, so many chores, and routine involved.
Trey, mostly sticks to taking care of the outside of the camper (electricity, sewer, water, and plugging in cable if it is available) He is also becoming a reluctant handy man as he and I have both broke things that need repair. The one incident that comes to mind is while doing dishes I spilt water and it went over the edge right into an electrical socket. Trey got to change out his first one…
I mostly take care of the inside (cooking, cleaning, laundry, and storing everything when its time to get back on the road) and Joey, well, he chases and eats bugs as they enter the camper. He also has takes on the duty of letting us know when people have come too close to the camper. (good boy)

Between the three of us we have all suffered injury already. Trey, wrecked his hip and elbow while he striped all the bolts off of his big chain ring while riding one of the gnarliest trails near Prescott. Joey, broke a toenail off so high that it required surgery, currently he has a blister on his other paw. And the other day he ate two “T” bones and had diarrhea for two days. This morning Trey and I picked cactus thorns off of him.
Lastly, I wrecked while MTB at McDowell Mountain. So, silly too, I let go of the handle bars so I could tighten my pack straps and down I went. Ended up with a softball size swell/bruise next to my knee. Soooo ugly I couldn’t even post a picture and still so ugly I have to cover while out in public. The bruising has gone down my leg and into my ankle. And while Trey was busy breaking his bike I hit a tree branch which was sticking out onto the trail. It stuck my pinky finger…it had fat cells hanging out of it. Needed a stitch but I’m going for the killer scar instead. Alas, we are fine. Trey got his bike fixed yesterday and he is out for a ride right now. He sent me text and said he met some guys from Hood River (small world)

Trey and I are in Sedona right now and plan to stay until Monday. It is beautiful here. I could live here for sure! Trey said we would have to be rich…darn.

Hope everyone is enjoying the photos. Trey and I both love taking pictures. I dropped my polarizing lens in the lake at Granite Dells. Boohoo, I tried to get Trey to jump in and get it for me but he said it was too deep.

Hope everyone is well.

Granite Dells, Prescott Az