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She Does The City Road Trip, Day 10: Trinidad, California to Albany, Oregon [323 miles]

When you Google image ‘crazy broccoli’, you will be lead in the right direction. If you wake up outside a gas station, you will immediately need eggs benedict. We drive to Trinidad to obtain said eggs, stopping after breakfast to stare at the crazy Northern California coastline. We wind our way through tiny towns up towards Redwood National Park. The redwoods are a giant, breathing, silent forest, and nothing will make you feel smaller or more vital than tramping around in them for a day. Read more on She Does The City…

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She Does The City Road Trip, Days 8 & 9: Joshua Tree to Santa Cruz [516 miles]

For the first time in the history of the trip, I wake up before Paul. I make a freezing dash from the car to rouse him from the tent (slightly terrified that he’s frozen to death) and we pack up camp and head out of the park. We stop for coffee in Twentynine Palms (Hi Robert Plant!) and for the first time, the air smells like the West Coast. Sufficiently caffeinated, we drive through stretches of wind farms back into strip-mall civilization. We make it through L.A. gridlock onto the 101, and all of a sudden we’re driving along the edge of the ocean. We stop in the tiny seaside town of La Conchita (population-less than 400, and a place so beautiful they’re sticking around despite constant threat of epic landslides) to watch the waves, and do a u-turn to buy lunch from a tiny market stand. A local slices open a giant, ripe avocado and tells us to stick our faces in, and the old man who owns the stand smiles from behind thick glasses and pours extra strawberries into my basket with giant gnarled hands. Read more on She Does The City…

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