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Cap_Scarlet

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Post FIRE roadtrip
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:07:19 PM »
We're on our first post-retirement road trip to the US - follow the journey!

http://earlyretirefree.com/category/travel/west-coast-usa/
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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 05:34:24 PM »
Great stuff. Your previous page has been open on my browser for weeks. Enjoying your trip report as l intend to to similar when we FIRE next year. Keep it coming!

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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 08:18:35 AM »
This is something we want to do very much! Being from the East Coast, I've never been to most of the West Coast natural attractions. We want to exchange our car for something a little larger (so we can semi-live out of it) and take a multi-month tour of the west coast, hitting all the major parks and landmarks that interest us.
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Cap_Scarlet

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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 10:24:52 AM »
This is something we want to do very much! Being from the East Coast, I've never been to most of the West Coast natural attractions. We want to exchange our car for something a little larger (so we can semi-live out of it) and take a multi-month tour of the west coast, hitting all the major parks and landmarks that interest us.

You should do it!

Hope our journey gives you some food for thought.
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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 03:32:01 PM »
So Fun! We are doing something like this next summer. No idea how long we will be gone, a few places we must hit up, but can't wait. Enjoy your trip.

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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 07:17:13 PM »
Fun trip and beautiful photos! Sounds like you aren't from the USA so just be aware that some if your planned route thru Mammoth and over the Tioga Pass to Yosemite might be closed due to snow. I was there recently and got snowed out. So have an alternate to the eastern Sierras just in case. The Western Sierras - with stops in Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nat parks and Yosemite - is generally less snowy and easier to access without having to go thru a high mountain pass. Have fun!

Also curious why you are going to Fairfield? Are you visiting someone there? If not there are some great places close by in.the Napa and Sonoma wine country as well as the coastal areas. Also the coastal section along Highway 1 from San Fran to Carmel (via Santa Cruz and Monterey) is a pretty easy stretch of Hwy 1 and much prettier (but slower) then hwy 101 to Salinas. So if you have the time that might be a nicer route.
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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 07:49:19 AM »
Looks like an awesome time! My wife and I are planning a massive, 70+ day road trip about a month after I hang up my working hat. Which is, like 10.5 years from now but still... I'll live vicariously through you!

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Re: Post FIRE roadtrip
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 12:30:58 PM »
Have fun! I did a trip out west when I retired from the Army in 2015. Flew to my brother's place in Montana, then meandered through Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton NPs, then to Salt Lake City. Continued to Great Basin NP (a little-known gem) and then met up with friends in Reno. From there I went to Yosemite NP and made my way to San Francisco where I met up with more friends and ran the half-marathon before flying back east.

It was a great trip and seeing your plans brings back fond memories!
Looking forward to doing the Grand Canyon and the Utah parks in the near future.