Exploring the west coast of the USA in March of 2016 for the first time was such an amazing highlight of travel and exploring in life thus far, I’m not sure I will be able to top this one for a while. Whilst the trip itself was breathtaking for the places we visited and explored, what made this trip even more phenomenal was spending 3 weeks exploring alongside some of my oldest and dearest friends. The friends I used to see daily back when I was kid and then as time has passed seen less and less of. In fact, until about 2 years ago we still used to meet almost monthly and we do all genuinely try.
However time passes and life gets busy, we are all doing our own thing and pursuing our own goals, yet we have always stuck together and it was incredible that we were all able to find a couple weeks in our diaries to live this adventure together.
Some of the highlights of this 3,000-mile road trip were simply sat by the side of an empty road in the empty Utah Dessert or joking about some crappy motel in Nevada that we decided would be a good idea to stay in, I mean who doesn’t love a £8 nights sleep – bargain! (with breakfast). Yet we also managed to squeeze in a lot of little stops along the way and some of them you may have heard of…
Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, San Fransisco, Las Vegas, LA, Lake Tahoe, The Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam were all incredible places to visit, if only for an hour or two in some cases and others for several nights.
When can I go back? :)
– by Barney Walters