Fast forward a few years and we have now parked in over 150 different camping spots, we think we have got it sussed and miraculously we are still married.
One common question people ask us "What is the favorite place you have visited?" Our answer is always the same -San Diego.
Spending extended periods of time in another country is a fantastic way to truly get a feeling for a place. Without the breathless itinerary of a week-long trip you can really appreciate what it would be like to live somewhere, not just see the sights. So no surprise 2017 will have a lot more of that!!
After two and a half years driving all around the US, we consider ourselves pretty seasoned road warriors. Here are some of our top tips for a better road trip experience:
Our November plans started to take shape earlier in the year, when we had a text conversation with our good friends Dave & Shannon. A few beers may have been involved but the conversation went something like - I can't believe we are not going to see each other this year. WTF!
After a fun few days in Prescott, we headed south to the warmer climes of the Phoenix area. Although we don't much enjoy this area of the country due to the urban sprawl, we do really like Lost Dutchman State Park.
Northern Arizona is much more to my taste. Small friendly towns with real downtowns and a lot more character than their southern neighbors.
The southwestern US is stuff of legend. Giant red rock monoliths, steep, gigantic canyons it's hard not to feel like you are constantly on the set of a western movie.