February 2, 2023

I didn’t have much time for anything on this trip. I was here to finally sell my beloved Vanagon. I’d thought that maybe I would ship her to Hawaii but instead she sat at my relative’s slowly degrading over the past 3.5 years. To be honest, if I lived on the Big Island it would be great to have a camper van but on Oahu – it’s rarely more than an hour to drive home from anywhere. Selling the Vanagon took up most of the time I had in the Bay Area – first getting her back into running shape, then fielding inquiries, and finally selling her and making sure the new owner (who I absolutely love and am stoked to be handing off Misefrou to) knew all the ins and outs. In the process, I got to have a little bit of family time and enjoy the area south of Silicon Valley Proper.  It was only on the last day on the North American continent that I had any time at all to go see places I wanted to and most of that was closed or extremely limited – so I’m going to mix and match a few different trips that this trip should have been.

The Redwoods and Bigfoot










Santa Cruz – The boardwalk didn’t look like this on my covid trip! These two pictures are from a trip back in 2018. Still, Santa Cruz is more than the boardwalk…like the mainland capital of surf culture.



















Deserted Monterey, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf









The HP Garage










Computer History Museum










Google HQ






Facebook HQ







Apple HQ aka Apple Park








Netflix HQ









In N Out Burger


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