After spending the entire month of October in California we are finally on our way back to Camille in Mexico.  We made the trip up to renew our captain’s licenses and while waiting for Mike to be able to take his sailing endorsement test we took a bit of a tour of California. Even though I lived in California on and off for over 15 years there is always something new to see. What an amazingly diverse state.

There were a ton of hoops to jump and endless paperwork to complete but I’m proud to announce that both of our captain’s licenses have been upgraded to 100 ton near coastal masters (from 50 tons)! So, who’s coming out for a sail with us!?

Update November 1: We are back on the boat and I just added October’s budget our expenses page. It is not cheap to travel California during record gas prices!

Mike after SUP surfing some “epic” waves in San Diego.

Cholla Teddy Bear Cactus in the Anza Borrego Desert. Don’t they look cuddly?

Joshua Tree in National Park of the same name. See our photo album for our version of the U2 album cover. 🙂

Camp fire under a starry sky in Kings Canyon National Park

Mike on a Sequoia Tree in Sequoia National Park (yes, that is a life-size Mike)

Our rented “camper” van (just add air mattress and down comforter) in Agua Caliente Hot Springs

Bee hive and Sequoia tree

Yosemite’s Half Dome at sunset

Mono Lake

Buckeye Hot Springs

Wild Animal Park (now called San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park). Thanks for a fun day Sandy!

Riding bikes in Venice Beach.

Tons more photos of our trip to California…

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