To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Cross-Country Tour

It's been about 54 days since Hurrican Ian. We have a mechanic, a canvas company, and a carpenter working on things. While Red Ranger is getting fixed, what have we been doing?

We've been seeing our kids (and grandkid) on the west coast.

And -- of course -- seeing the west coast.

Here's the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

We like to stay down on the coast in Capternteria. Here's Ojai California, in the mountains not far from the beach.

Ojai California
Ojai California

Here's Campus Point State Marina Conservation Area. This is near Santa Barbara.

Campus Point State Marina Conservation Area
Campus Point State Marina Conservation Area

Here we are Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands. This is near Santa Barbara.

Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island

We went to the top of Mission Peak. This involved a secret access method that the local paragliding folks have. We drove almost to the top with a paraglider, then drove back down to pick them up from the landing zone.

Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Mission Peak Regional Preserve

The Pinnacles. Important. Go in the East entrance. Not the West entrance. (We went in the West entrance. Pretty. But. Harder to see any condors.)

Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park

Elkhorn Slough, up near Monterey. This is part of the Hummingbird Island Art Installation. It took some searching to figure out what this was.

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Preserve
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Preserve

Turkeys in Muir Woods National Monument.

Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument

Stay tuned for Yosemite. And, perhaps, some more details of paragliding.