Some weeks back, Avy’s brother and his girlfriend relocated to the Monterey Bay area. We happened to be planning a trip to SoCal to get some work done on Nebuchadnezzar anyway, and it seemed like they could use some help with the move, so we decided to follow them up to Monterey before heading back down the coast over a few days. With about 18 hours between when we decided to go and when they were planning to take off, we hurriedly packed some clothes, bedding, vittles, dog and ukulele, and hit the road for California a few hours behind them.
This trip was to be our first test of actually, like, living in a van for a week. No plumbing yet, no power, no shower, no nada mucho. Needless to say we started out with a little trepidation, but we figured it would be a learning experience. Boy, were we right.