Category Archives: Road Trip

Cadillac Ranch – Wanderlust Wednesday

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How cool is this place?! Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.

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The evolution of mid-20th century Cadillacs that lie half-burned in the ground. Visitors are allowed to contribute to the art pieces by painting on vehicles, which were immportalized in Bruce Springsteen’s “Cadillac Ranch,” a macabre story of death and dying told through this Route 66 landmark.

ImageCreated in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were all part of an art group called “Ant Farm.”

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Californiacation

San Francisco, California – Golden Gate Bridge

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San Francisco – The Painted Ladies (also known as the houses from Full House)

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San Clemente, California – Orange County

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Laguna Beach, California

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Pacific Coast Highway – SoCal

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Venice Beach, California

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Long Beach, California

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Hollywood, California

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Castaic Lake, Los Angeles County

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I was lucky enough to travel to so many parts of California during my 9-day vacation there. I was visiting places all between San Francisco and Orange County, that’s about 8 hours from each other! The ride up to San Francisco was nice, beautiful mountain views and lots of land – which I love. We stayed most the time in Valencia, which is in LA county, a bit north of Hollywood. It was so nice there, a place I would move. Don’t mind some of the pictures, they’re of poor quality because I was taking them with my iPhone. 🙂

Home Sweet Home

Hello WordPress followers! I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately, I just returned home from a vacation in California! I came home to snow which was rough after spending 9 days in Cali weather. It was a bit chilly at night but during the day was pretty nice there, now I’m back to scraping snow off my car in the morning! I will be posting pictures of my trip, we traveled to a lot of different parts of Cali so there’s a bunch that I will be uploading. I just wanted to check in and say hi before I fell asleep (in my own bed!) Crazy how being away from blogging can drive one crazy! But I’m glad to be back. 🙂

Here’s a photo tease from Castaic Lake… so beautiful! The mountains were amazing to look at since I have none where I live.

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Ultimate Road Trip Songs

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Less than 24 hours until I’m on a place headed to California! I will be landing at LAX and staying in Los Angeles for a few days, visiting San Diego, Orange County and San Francisco! We will be driving up to San Francisco from LA so I put together the perfect road trip playlist ideal for anyone going for a joy ride:

  1. Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’ (no matter who you are, you dance to this song when it comes on)
  2.  Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird
  3. Tom Cochrane or Rascal Flatts: Life is A Highway
  4. The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
  5. Lenny Kravitz: Fly Away
  6. Oasis: Wonderwall
  7. Tom Petty: Free Fallen
  8. The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
  9. Elton John: Tiny Dancer
  10. Living On A Prayer: Bon Jovi
  11. Drive: Incubus
  12. AC/DC: Highway to Hell
  13. John Mellencamp: Little Pink Houses
  14. The Who: Teenage Wasteland (Baba O’Riley)
  15. Wagon Wheel: Darius Rucker
  16. Meat Loaf: Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  17. Nelly: Ride Wit Me
  18. Goo Goo Dolls: Slide
  19. Miley Cyrus: We Can’t Stop
  20. TLC: No Scrubs
  21. Jason Aldean: Take a Little Ride
  22. Florida Georgia Line: Cruise
  23. Foghat: Slow Ride
  24. Edgar Winter Group: Free Ride
  25. Rihanna: Pour It Up

So as you see, I love all kinds of music! Some of these are classics and others are more recent but they’re all perfect for a long ride. 🙂 Enjoy!

I will be posting pictures while I’m in California and possibly some regular blog posts as well! See you in 9 days New York!