It’s summer again, and we’re celebrating our first full year as Quail Snail, and our first full summer with our camper, the Alto R1723. We’re ready for adventure, and this year, we’re bring our Quail Snail cats, Cloud and Solar with us when we can. We’ve got a list of things we want to see this year, but we’re still mostly local, as conditions are ever changing.

So we’re still focusing on the beautiful places close to home.   We live in a spectacular corner of the world, California’s Bay Area, and there are so many parks and open spaces we don’t know nearly well enough.   Join our family as we explore our own backyard…and maybe a few longer treks.

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Pinnacles National Park

The first trip we had to cancel in March 2020 was our spring break camping trip to Pinnacles National Park. We had another reservation and cancellation later that year, and I think even one more Read more…

Kayaking Elkhorn Slough

Last summer, while we were camping at Lemolo Lake, the boys and I rented a pedal boat for a two hour adventure. The pedaling went much better than I expected, and when I was looking Read more…

Point Reyes National Seashore

After Redwood National Park, we continued south, back towards the Bay Area, for the fifth and final camp spot of our Epic Summer Road Trip. Point Reyes National Seashore is another spot we’d been before, Read more…

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Pinnacles National Park

We finally make it.