four years ago today [2012.10.26]
i woke up less than ten miles outside of sequoia national park, and was gonna start to make my way back towards the coast. i had found a spot behind a large rock formation just next to the road. it was nice to see the early morning sunlight on the nearby foothills on the drive west. i saw a field of cotton and parts of the state i had never been to.. there was so much open space and land in california. after driving through the middle of the state, i went to a campground not too far from the coast.
that morning i had stopped in fresno to check out the sportsmobile factory.. in thinking it'd be good to have much more room if i were going to stay on the road permanently, i thought about doing a custom conversion of a full length sprinter van. it was nice to get a tour of the factory and see a little of how they made the vans into rv's or campers.
at the campground, i found a spot along the edge of the large area that was shaded by a row of trees. it was nice that a lot of the campgrounds weren't full so i usually had a choice of where to park and would go look for something far from others so it'd be quiet, private, and more natural.