The classic, "The last 10% takes 90% of the time.", is a perfect saying for this project.
Living VANcariously is supposed be a tour across the nation in a van, traveling to all the beautiful vistas and bizarre spots that I can find. Well, right now I still don't have that van and am driving a wagon. I just couldn't wait any longer to get this website launched and to start sharing the travels I've already got going on!
I decided to lightly start the tour by traveling from my storage unit in southern California to the Bay Area to visit some friends & family.
I stopped off in a little town where an artist built a series of sculptures in the 50's, and took some self-portraits.
This bus stop had the most impressive design I've ever seen.
The wooden Ventura Pier is a weathered classic.
After being in the wagon for 6 hours I needed to stretch my legs again. I stopped at a lake near Santa Barbara, and due to the intense drought a massive slab of concrete is now exposed.
Back on the road I knew of an amazing motel that was close by, with 30 or so of the coolest individually decorated rooms- The Madonna Inn.
Google the place to see what all the crazy rooms look like.
With only a few hours of sunlight left, I headed north to Big Sur.
The Bay Area is next...