Roses and Thorns – The best and worst of the trip

Brock Roses Yosemite Cannon Beach Wood’s Place in Montana Thorns When a 3 inch wasp flew into the car, and we tried to get it out without waking Olivia or Toby. Toby decided to pee the instant we got into our hotel room on the last day of the trip. Loosing Chippy Johns Roses; Camping … Continue reading

Day 33 and 34 – Out with a bang, end of the line, finito, kaput.

We have come to end of our journey. We realized that the world has become restless and everyone is trying to get out and be in nature, just like us. The problem is, parts of nature are becoming extremely crowded and it is beginning to feel unsafe. Many of the national parks are becoming so … Continue reading

Day 32 – Yosemite

It is hard to describe Yosemite, even the pictures don’t seem to do it justice. I think it is the only time my breath was literally taken away by something being so beautiful (or maybe it was just hard to breath with the altitude) Here is a small spattering of the best pics and videos. … Continue reading

Day 31 – The Devil Wears Hiking Boots

Mammoth lakes was an unexpected, but pleasant, delight. For being so far away from, well, almost anything, that town was one of the most beautiful we have been to. It is on the back side of Yosemite, and caters to skiers in the winter and mountain bikers in the summer. There are national parks everywhere … Continue reading

Day 30 – Made it through the wilderness

The morning started off with a bang. Well, it started off with me yelling “we got a ticket!” Let’s backtrack… The ticket I was referring to was a day pass into Yosemite, which right now is like getting a ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. After visiting so many national parks, we didn’t think it … Continue reading

Day 29 – Journey to El Dorado

Over the past few weeks, we strayed from the spirit of Codiwomple. Most of this was because we were so familiar with each of the areas we were in. We have been consistently visiting Napa, Monterrey and Amador county for years. We keep a detailed record of everywhere Olivia has been since the day we … Continue reading

Day 28 – Amadon’t stop

With Olivia spending the day at the lake with her aunt, uncle and cousins, Dads and Toby had the day to themselves. It was wonderfully relaxing hanging out in one of our favorite areas, Amador. We checked in at some of our favorite places, saw old friends and simply enjoyed being here. It was a … Continue reading

Day 27- A New Hope

After a few heart-to-heart talks, Olivia decided that being an adult is not all it is cut out to be. We decided it is best to work as a team and our little travel buddy is back. We decided to head back north where there are very few instances of the virus. We drove a … Continue reading

Day 26 – It was almost the end

This day started off well, but ended in a rough patch. We made reservations at one of our favorite places for brunch; Folktale Winery. We joined this wine club when they were just a few weeks old and it has since turned into the most popular winery in the area. And, they continue to win … Continue reading

Day 25 – What about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Being back in Carmel is like having a little touch of home. We have spent a lot of time in this area, and our love for it is one of the main reasons we chose to get married here. Our day started with a lovely brunch in the Carmel Valley. It was outdoors with lots … Continue reading

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