We came for the fruit! 🍊 πŸ‰ 🍎 🍌 πŸ‡πŸ“

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After a 10+ hour drive overnight from Flagstaff to Bakersfield, the first stop we made was at an orchard to get some of our favorite fruits cause they just don’t taste as good anywhere else (besides Mexico πŸ˜‹). @richardcrill got Valencia oranges (omg they’re sooooo sweet) and I got some fresh extra fancy dates 😍😍😍
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Since we were already awake & had a full day ahead of us, we decided to keep this no sleep party going & kept driving πŸ˜‚ needless to say, we slept goooood last night πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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Now, we’re researching some places to boondock with @thedodgemahal. Since most of our budget has been eaten by the gas cost of getting here, we’re all about finding free places to park our RV - not surprisingly, that’s kind of hard to do in the cooler, more desirable parts of CA, but we’ll settle for a shady spot! Anyone know of some good boondocking sites?? We’re currently in Selma, en route to Sacramento!


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Omg yes those oranges πŸ˜‹ Aww so close to the sequoia's and kings canyon, if only she could make it up those climbs to one of our favorite places on earth.

I'm trusting you know national forests are safe overnight parking and people can say what they will about walmarts but hey.. did us great plenty of nights xo

I cannot even describe the sensations I get from those oranges, lol. She continually impresses me with her capabilities! We will be testing her again soon when we head for Mt Shasta (the town). We did just learn those things, stayed in walmart parking lot the other night. Thanks for all your support and awesome comments man!

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Love it man, Shasta and tricounty is a fun place to be I'm sure you already know. Yeah we had to accept that when in towns and cities unless you're in a nice discreet, clean looking van, you can't blend into side streets so easily. Sometimes we'd cruise for hours looking for a corner spot or st opposing a park or a wall section. Got lucky sometimes best but not great on 11mpg lol!

So certainly Walmart parking lots are a haven for ease and access, costco for a great selection of organic food and bulk resupplies and don't forget Lowe's for free wifi. If we really had to be in town for days in a row don't forget truck stops off most main highways for tank dumps, propane and overnights. Flying Js, TA and Love's had laundry too and cool conversations in the diners.

All above were "ok" with us stopping in for one night and parking was easier in anything 20'+ πŸ‘

Wow, somehow I almost missed this reply. So glad I realized though because this is some great information that I was mostly unaware of. Thank you very much!!!

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I got you brother, parking in towns can't really be avoided and can be a pain in the ass we found. There were days when I had consecutive shoots in Vegas that we'd be post up in the corner of a Lowes, her working from their free customer wifi and me getting things done on the rig.

Plus as I was working on remodeling the interior it was super handy to be able to buy supplies and go back and forth with measurements and cut to order lol. That way we never felt bad about staying over either as we were a legit customers.

Same for Costco, they have awesome organic food options and we'd plan which day we would resupply, shop just before closing and then ask manager if we could rest and leave in morning. They always said yes and by checking in with store manager we feel it saved us on getting any midnight knocks from security.

Lowes was our preferences over Walmarts simply because of amount of traffic, noise, ambient light and of course the wifi being the biggest happiness hack. πŸ‘

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Ps. Oh hey I know you're super busy with the adventure. However will you be able to check in at @smg discord if you'd like to stay with the group? There's a agreement about engagement and /or letting us know you'll be dormant for an amount of time so that we can factor this into our community vote approval ratios. Cheers bro.

Thank you for the reminder! Doing it now!

Welcome to the land of milk and honey!

It seriously is! Looking forward to seeing you soon! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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Oh dang, I'd offer you a spot at my house in Truckee/Tahoe but I'm taking off tomorrow to go camping in Big Sur for about a week. Hope you guys are having a great trip!

No worries, we've found some awesome spots! One really cool one thanks to @happymoneyman! Dude! Big Sur for a week! Nice! Have fun man!

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Awesome, great to hear! On the road trip now, lunch break time. Thank you!

You’re so sweet to offer us a spot & I hope you have a BLAST in Big Sur! Love that place!

We’ll actually be in Sacramento in a week or so, not too far from Lake Tahoe! So maybe we’ll still cross paths 😊

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Oh, cool! Keep me posted... Big Sur should be great, thank you!

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So glad to hear your big Death Valley trip is going well! Ike looks so happy about the oranges, lol. :D

Haha yes he is!! Just wait until we find mandarins, his heart just might explode 😝

We were so nervous about crossing Death Valley but it turned out to be a piece of cake! 🍰

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I'm happy it was such an easy journey!!! I hope you find those mandarins. :D

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Ack! Get outta Kern County pronto...

We're trying!

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roadtrip! enjoy the fruit and have a Safe journey to sac! ill follow u

wow you're really living the life!

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Happy journey and delicious fruits :)

Thank you!! I seriously only ate fruit yesterday πŸ˜‚

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