Saturday, October 8, 2016

LIVING A DREAM: ROADTRIPPING THE US WEST COAST


25 days, 3 states, 7 National Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, The Olympia, Photography, Mexican food, Wildlife, Adventure, weird but awesome 'burning man' friends, discovering families built of friends in another country, exploring foreign cuisine, LIVING A DREAM.
Yeah, that pretty much sums up my RoadTrip across the US west coast with my girlfriend.
And you know what the best part is? I LEARNT DRIVING ONLY 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS TRIP. JUST FOR THIS TRIP.

The whole plan began with an invitation to meet up with some prospective photography clients at the Olympia Convention for some shoots. And what it spiralled into is the insanely amazing adventure that we just lived.


With the days of the Olympia being fixed, our trip had to revolve around it - making sure that we are in VEGAS for the convention 2 days prior and till 2 days later to wrap up work there - and the rest of the time, we kept flexible, with an estimated roadmap plan that was subject to change.

In the 25 day car round trip we explored San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Lee Vinning, Death Valley, the Nevada Desert, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West Rim, Hualapai National Reserve, Grand Canyon South Rim, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles, Morro Bay, Big Sur Reseve, Pfeifer falls, Montery, and Oakland.
That's 3 states - California, Nevada and Arizona.

We also had a chance to bounce in and out of Mexico, but due to the lack of time, we had to skip it.

I will be writing down a log of the entire trip in my next blog post and providing the link here for all those who wish to undertake a similar journey.


This truly felt so unreal that for half the trip almost, we didn't believe it was really happening. It seemed straight out of a movie. Like the pages of an incredible book. But eventually it sunk in.... we were living it! and what a ride it was!

:)

PS: I always wanted to take a badass cross country roadtrip with my girlfriend - so the big thanks in this one actually also goes out to my girlfriend for actually having the balls to undertake this trip with me. To be my partner in crime in this journey. There are so many travel plans that are made that go to dust because friends you plan trips with back out at the last moment by wussing out some excuses. But not this girl. She stuck with it. And made it through. and i bet my ass it was effing worth it :)

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- Pushkaraj S Shirke

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