En route to San Francisco, Katelyn and I spent an afternoon touring Hearst Castle, which is just outside of Cambria, California. Hearst Castle was built by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst during the early twentieth century. It is a mansion sitting on top of a mountain near the California coast, in the same spot that … Continue reading The California Castle on a Hill
For the record, I really, really tried to come up with a clever title for this post- something original, ingenious, and unrelated to La La Land. Clearly, I failed. The first day that Katelyn and I were in Los Angeles, we split up, and neither of us was actually in the city for a large portion of the day. Katelyn … Continue reading City of Stars
Katelyn and I arrived in San Diego one week after we set out on our road trip journey. The Californian city was a fitting place to spend the “weekend” of our road trip schedule. We had no plans, no must-do sightseeing errands, and no mandatory check-out time (we had the great fortune to be able … Continue reading June Bloom
"I think I like rocks too much," I told Katelyn the other day. My beloved traveling companion immediately assured me that such a thing was impossible. However, I still am unsure. Our lives have revolved around rocks recently. From Carlsbad Caverns to the Grand Canyon and "Falling Rock" advisory signs on highways in between, we … Continue reading Outward, Not Downward
-- Oh, my! Over the past several days, Katelyn and I have driven past many things. Included in the menagerie of roadside attractions that we have had the pleasure of witnessing are a great many dry creek beds, historical markers in the middle of the Texan desert accompanied by no other indication that anything of … Continue reading Lions, Tigers, and Tumbleweeds
The great journey began on June 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Katelyn and I packed up the car, put some gas in the tank, and as we joined the volatile automobile swarm of I-10, we said our goodbyes to the Crescent City, promising that we would see her again in a month. We drove to … Continue reading Happy Texas Trails
Or, yesterday. When the alarm clock on my cell phone went off yesterday morning, my phone screen reminded me that, "It's today!" "It" referred to a cross-country roadtrip of a lifetime, embarked upon by two fresh Tulane grads (myself and my traveling companion, Katelyn). Katelyn and I will be traversing the western continental United States for … Continue reading It’s today!