Los Angeles / Big Sur / Yosemite / Death Valley
It was an amazing trip.
The petty irritations of travel are already fading from my mind and the whole trip is crystallizing into a single vision of perfection. Portland, Seattle and Vancouver were all lovely, liveable cities where I felt almost immediately comfortable and ate excellently but the sheer scope and variety of California is incomparable. All of the above pictures are California (!!). I don't understand how a single state can encompass the extremes of LA, Yosemite and Death Valley but I'm not complaining. It was a remarkable pleasure to explore and I can't wait to return one day.
My diaries/ramblings/dispatches from our great adventure are all available here: http://tinyletter.com/roadtripping/archive. There will be a few more photos and I'm going to put together a list of food eaten (very important - obviously). I will also be retreating to the mountains and valleys of California in my mind forever.