ORCA 2017: There will be food. There will be dancing. There will be cities and forests and beaches and camping. We will be driving the Pacific Coast Highway over the course of two weeks. Our to-do list is extensive and mostly consists of national parks, swimming with sharks (jokes! maybe…), and meeting Alfonso Ribeiro.
Origins of our journey: This trip has been three years in the making. We first began adventure planning in 2014. I (Eliza) don’t know what else to say because truthfully Hannah and Sam are the planners in this group; I am in charge of spontaneous decision making. My greatest contribution thus far has been practicing new braids so we can all have stellar hair. Sam’s been responsible for booking hotels (our MVP and road mom); Hannah scouted routes and made our 27-hour-long playlist.
How we chose our destinations: We knew we wanted to start in Portland, OR and drive as far south as Los Angeles, CA. But aside from that, we weren’t quite sure where we wanted to stop. We’ve narrowed the list down considerably (for the sake of securing hotels), and plan to spend our days wandering from one place to the next with no fixed expectations.
Instead, Hannah has compiled a bucket list of experiences that we hope to have along the way. Some examples include: crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, camping on the beach, seeing the Hollywood sign, and eating Voodoo donuts. How we make these dreams a reality will be determined day-of (minus beach camping – we did research that one).
Come with us: The plan is to post daily blogs detailing our trip adventures – the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Join us, friends! June 30th – July 13th.