We loaded in our old Club Cab Ford pickup with a truck camper on the back and drove across the country to visit my grandparents in San Diego. I think I was about 10 at the time and my sister was 13 or 14. It was at least a 2-week trip and we took our time getting out there, stopping every night to camp and taking time during the day to see some of the most incredible sights like the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, just to name a few.
I'll never forget that trip. I will always remember seeing the Grand Canyon, the waterfall at Yosemite and the size of those trees at Sequoia. I'll also never forget how long we were in Texas - man, that is one big state!
So, this June when we go to California we're thinking of making it a mini-replica of that trip. We won't be driving across the country - we'll definitely fly. But, while we're out west we'd like to drive around to some of the sites that I saw on that trip.