Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Up, Over & Down

Up, Over & Down

Time to cross the divide and get down onto the other side of the Sierra Nevada, a trip which is very difficult in the winter.

Yosemite

Yosemite

After a number of days of relative inactivity by our standards, the first excursion of the morning just had to include some walking. Up the side of a mountain.

Born to be Wild

Born to be Wild

Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway. Looking for adventure In whatever comes our way.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Alcatraz, one of the most infamous prisons ever built, and the setting for many a good film staring Clint Eastwood and Tyne Daly.

Golden Gate

Golden Gate

Isn’t the weather in San Francisco bizarre ? It’s 60F and this is a mini heatwave, apparently. We were warmer at home.

London to San Francisco

London to San Francisco

Ten hours of flying from Heathrow to San Francisco and it was still only mid afternoon. Oh yes, jet lag !

Preparations

Preparations

So what do you need for fly-drive in the USA when you haven’t decided where to go or what to do ?

Road Trip ! Road Trip !

Road Trip ! Road Trip !

An epic road trip around the southwestern corner of the USA, including more National Parks and National Monuments than you can shake a stick at.