Before we married, Devin and I made a promise to each other to take the time to go on one big vacation every year. We have big dreams of far off countries, tropical beaches, exciting cities and new adventures. However, with a toddler in tow plans can get a bit altered. So this year we planned something a bit different from anything we’ve done before. We chose to rent an RV and camp out across Northern California for a week. First stop Yosemite.
Yosemite Valley is in a word, unreal. These out of this world prefect rock formations nestled in sprawling fields of wild grass and a pristine white water river running right through the middle. I’d love to go back again and discover more of Yosemite. With only such a short time there I know we missed so much of it. But onward ho… we still had Santa Cruz, Big Sur and Carmel ahead of us.
Cramming two adults, one toddler and bulldog into a compact RV was kind of a scary idea but it really worked great. We were in tight quarters, no doubt. But it felt comfy and cozy. We slept all curled up on each other, laps were shared for eating meals and most baths were just dips into freezing cold rivers. Pure perfection.
There really is nothing like a little outdoors and some fresh air to create a successful and memorable family trip. I know that there is no way that Sadie will ever remember this trip she took with her parents in the summer of 2012, but we will remember it forever and we have more that enough footage to show Sadie how much fun it was.