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10: Road Trippin’
Meatless

Meatless

The wife and I recently stopped in Weed, CA on our way up to Oregon (no, we did not take our picture next to the freeway sign). We had a lot of road to cover, but around lunchtime decided to stop and chow down on some Taco Bell food. It was pretty crowded, but we ordered our...

“You sleep in the car!”

Mrs. Eduardo and I are currently traveling with my folks on our first trip to New England. I’ve been through these parts on business before, but this is my first vacation here. It’s pretty neat so far, even though we just arrived a few hours ago. I’m posting this from the place we’re staying tonight,...

Camper Van Barftoven

THE PLAN: Take my wife, 2 kids, and dog camping for 3 nights. We all had the time off, and we hadn’t done anything together as an “entire” family unit. (By “entire”, I mean the dog is included.) WHAT TRANSPIRED: On July 12th I called a few places on the coast looking for a camping...

Blame it on the Tetons… yeah – Summer 1995

Jaime and I had so much fun on the SW trip, that we decided to tag along with my parents the next year. They planned a trip to Wyoming to see the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. So Jaime and I jumped in the folks white Jeep and followed behind the motorhome. The trip was innocent...

JaimeNacho in the Southwest

Paco summed up the essence of the Southwest trip. I’ll try and help fill in some holes, and elaborate. 1) I was in D.C. for several weeks. I was staying with a friend, as Paco had mentioned. Her father told me I needed to get a job. It was understandable, freeloading doesn’t set well with...

The Lights of Canby

By far the weirdest town I ever experienced was Canby, California at 2:00 AM. The decision on New Year’s for 2001 was Reno. Paco was having his breif stint living in Portland at the time, so we decided to drive, with my girlfriend at the time from Portland after work to Reno – ETA Reno...

Jaime and Paco “A Southwest Journey” July 1994

It was the summer of 1994. It was a summer of a lot of traveling for Jaime and myself. We started the summer with a trip to the East Coast. This involved travel to New York City, Philly, and Baltimore. That trip will have to be discussed at a later date under another topic. As...

Midnight Run

When Paco was heading up to Seattle with his girl, he asked me if I could help him move. I said of course, and we were set. We loaded up his white truck, and grandpa’s truck and headed north. Paco’s younger brother Marco rode with me, so I would have someone to talk to. We...

Just them good ol’ boys…never meanin’ no harm (Yosemite trip)

In 1993 I was living in the Sacramento State dormitories. Eduardo was living in Rocklin, going to school, and working. Paco was still living in Redding. We decided we needed to go camping. Eduardo has been preaching the beauty of Yosemite National Park, for a long time, so we decided that’s where we’d go. It...

James comes of age (Phase 2)

The following morning I headed north, to Portland to see Fernando. Fernando had been working in the dorms for part of the summer, and was going to come home for a while when his time there finished. He had to wait a few days however to get his last paycheck, so he and I would...

James comes of age- (Phase 1- we’ve only just begun)

The following journey takes place over the course of many days. It contains 3 States, and 2 Countries. It contains joy, and pain. Parts of this story may not be suitable for small children. One yarn muppet was assaulted in this in the events that make up this journey. There was dancing involved. Let me...

College Children of the Corn – June 1997

I have to say, maybe the best road trip I ever took was sans any of the Amigo’s Locos. But I do want to tell a few stories from it, because it was SO classic, and so much funny stuff happened. 2 of my cousins, Juan and Roberto and I decided we were going to...