Earlier this week we went camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. It was my second time going camping ever. The first time was seven years ago at a park in North Carolina. That trip we slept in a tent and didn’t have an RV. This time around we took the RV and slept in there. I still consider it camping. We had a campfire and everything!
I highly recommend Big Basin for camping and hiking purposes. It was absolutely beautiful. We went on a Tuesday and stayed that night and Wednesday night. It was not very busy at all which was great. I felt like we got plenty of privacy and many times we were hiking and didn’t see anyone at all.
My favorite parts about the trip is the absolute silence at night and the lack of light. It is SO dark. I couldn’t see a thing outside. It was scary and also kind of amazing. I don’t experience that kind of darkness on a daily basis. I loved it.
I didn’t take many pictures because I was mostly filming for a youtube video which I will link to now:
It was so cold on our first night. The following day I went on my scheduled run with the dog. I wasn’t going to let the cold keep me from my half marathon training.
Anyway, I enjoyed it so much I’m thinking about booking another trip for the spring. I want to try out some other camp sites too. If you have any suggestions for good camping on the west coast please leave a comment. Thanks and thanks for reading!
I made a video of the trip to Thailand we took in May 2016. We filmed everything using our phones and held them in our hands so unfortunately, there was a lot of shakiness. Now that I’m into making videos though I’m going to try my best to minimize shakiness for future videos! I hope to make this the last shaky footage we upload on Youtube.
We were in Thailand for one month and backpacked around visiting Bangkok, Koh Samet, Koh Chang, Koh Phi Phi, Railay Beach, and Chiang Mai. We didn’t have a plan when we got to Thailand except we had booked a weekend at Railay Beach and we had booked a hostel for our first night in Bangkok. The rest of the time we used airbnb to book places the day before we got there. It worked out well probably because May is low tourist season in Thailand. It was very hot, it rained a lot, but we had a fantastic time.
John and I went on our first RV road trip this past weekend and we attempted to vlog it.
We drove up to Santa Rosa, California to visit John’s uncle and aunt. It was our first time taking the RV out on a trip like this and staying in it. We parked in John’s uncle’s driveway and slept in the RV.
It was fun! The driving is probably the least exciting part. We passed the hours by listening to the HarmonTown podcast. My favorite part of those podcasts is the D&D section. That’s pretty much the only reason I listen to the podcast. Although, I am a fan of Dan Harmon’s other work: Community and Rick and Morty. In fact during SXSW 2015 we went to the Community Season 6 party and got to see the cast of Community and Dan Harmon in person. That was pretty cool.
I was so drunk at this event.
I tried to sneak into the upstairs party where the cast was hanging out but I failed miserably. I was super drunk and also I’m terrible at acting like I belong where I don’t belong. Oh well!
Unfortunately, at this years SXSW I missed the opportunity to go to HarmonQuest because I had no clue what it was and I didn’t even bother looking it up. Little did I know, that later, when I would watch the HarmonQuest show, I’d end up loving it and regretting not going. Sigh.
Back to the road trip… We went hiking on the first day up Taylor Mountain. It ended up being a much more grueling hike than we were expecting. We weren’t prepared at all. No water, no hats, and we didn’t have on proper shoes. We made it though. We also went and emptied the RV tanks for the first time but I didn’t include that in the video because I didn’t really film us doing it.
I liked Santa Rosa. John’s aunt and uncle are SUPER nice people. Piet, our dog, loved them right away. I hope we get to go back soon.
Yesterday I drank one cup of black tea with coconut-almond blend milk and I was WIRED. I don’t normally drink much caffeine. I will have it in the form of chocolate sometimes though but it has been a long time since I’ve had a regular chocolate habit.
So, I got the urge to bake. And bake I did. I made the blueberry muffins that I made a few months ago again. Link to Recipe – https://munchies.vice.com/en/recipes/vegan-blueberry-muffins
I took some video footage of me baking and Google Photos was kind enough to make a video of it!
Today I’m trying out a chocolate banana muffin recipe my sister told me about. I veganized it by using vegan butter and aquafaba. This is my first time using aquafaba so I hope it turns out well.
I decided I wanted to start a Youtube channel with my husband and I finally posted our first video yesterday.
I’ll be posting weekly videos, mostly about the RV and what we want to do with it. At least for now. I will probably expand it to include other topics as I go along. I’m excited to learn more about video editing.
In other news, I finally went ahead and downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and I’ve been using it for the past four days and it has been an eye opener! I’m happy with it and definitely recommend it. Seven weeks to lose 10 lbs! Let’s go!