We’re getting ready to leave, everything has to be packed and cleaned. The house is about to have some strangers move in and we’ve got to get out.
Like all great journeys the real hard work is before you leave. To get the car ready I built a sleeping platform box for our Honda Element, purchased a Thule rooftop box and an ARB awning, to give us some shade while camping. I had yet to install the entire setup until the night before our departure. Our Chillbillies motto is: be vaguely prepared, man.
In the first leg of our trip, we’ll be driving from Los Angeles to NY state, where we will be staying a month in the Catskill Mountains.
4 days before departing Los Angeles.
With 4 days to go everything seems to be falling into place.
3 days before departing Los Angeles.
Cleaning and putting everything in its place.
2 days before departing Los Angeles.
My friend Matt drops by to help with packing our Thule rooftop box.
1 day before departing Los Angeles.
Driving to pick up my new surfboard from Evolved Surfboards.
Departing Los Angeles.
We leave, but only as far as Huntington Beach. I return my surfboard because it’s too big.