Nomad-Base Camp-Los Angeles-Bob Davis Podcast 998

Nomad Base Camp Los Angeles

Firstly greetings from nomad base camp Los Angeles. Where do nomads go for rest and refit across the country. I have some ideas in Nomad-Base Camp-Los Angeles-Bob Davis Podcast 998.

San Diego Mountains To The Beaches of Southern California

Secondly what would one of my travel nomad podcasts be without some details on my latest travel through the San Diego Mountains to Southern California.

Still Love The Desert

Certainly my time in the desert has convinced me to return as soon as possible.

Mountain View

But what a trip across the San Diego mountains in to the San Diego metro. (Editor’s note: I keep referring to this route as ‘522’ when in fact it’s S22. A county highways through the mountains and well worth the time)

Campsite On The Beach On Friday? Pure Comedy!

Let’s just forget about the fruitless search for a campsite on the beach on a Friday night!

Routes and Ideas For Your Road Trip

Even more I’ll give you the routes and some details of a spectacular drive through these mountains in Nomad-Base Camp-Los Angeles-Bob Davis Podcast 998.

Suspension Service In LA

Most important to this podcast is my story of getting suspension service in the Los Angeles area.

New Shocks!

For instance I needed new shocks on Mobile Podcast Command.

21 Year Old Truck Packs Surprises

However driving a 21 year old truck comes with its own set of surprises.

Major Upgrades

To sum up my truck had a major upgrade at a great place and I couldn’t be happier.

A Mission To Find More Base Camps

Consequently I am on a mission to find so called base camps around the country where I can go for reliable and complete service.

Rest and Recuperation

Even more rest, recuperation and refitting.

Epic Battle Of The Salton Sea Flies

Moreover there’s some great stories in this podcast including my epic battle with flies at the Salton Sea.

It’s Always Something

In conclusion there aren’t too many nomads out here with brand new RV’s that don’t break down or have problems.

It’s always something.

Smoothing The Road

Subsequently having resources across the country can smooth the road considerably.

Go With The Flow

Above all there’s still a need to go with the flow.

All About The Experiences

When we push too hard we miss opportunities to have great experiences.

Enriching Life

Most importantly we miss out on developing great relationships that enrich our lives.

Sometimes in the most unlikely places.

Quit Your Bitching About California

Finally i know there’s a lot of bad press these days about California.

However I still think it is truly the Golden State.

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Nomad-Base Camp-Los Angeles-Bob Davis Podcast 998

 

 

 

Podcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway

Podcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway. People have been asking for some ‘travel log’ podcasts from the Great Northwest Road Trip 2016 series, so in┬áPodcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway, some travel log audio from Oregon’s coast during a storm, again the angry surf along the Pacific Coast Highway in California north of San Francisco. Most travel sites write about the Pacific Coast Highway south of San Francisco. On this trip I have driven Route 1, all the way from just south of Seattle, through San Francisco to Los Angeles right along the coast. What a long strange trip it’s been. Winding roads, crazy storms, spell binding coastal maritime towns and villages and breathtaking vistas coming down out of mountains. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the experience of twisting and turning two lane roads in 16 year old Mobile Podcast Command laboring up and down, sometimes in brilliant sun and sometimes in the midst of fog, or heavy wind and rain, all under a full moon during these few days in the middle of October 2016. The biggest challenge has been getting out from under a series of storms that have pounded the west coast, from Seattle to San Francisco. In podcast 561 you’ll hear the wind and rain in Oregon, the surf in Northern California, and a little surprise at the end of the podcast for you midwesterners. I have often said long trips take on a personality of their own and you end up having to just go with the flow. Travelers who try to stick to a schedule, try to see too many things or get frustrated with the ‘trip’ are not good travelers. After thousands of miles through the mountains, plains and coastlines of the United States, I’ve learned to settle in for these long trips and just enjoy whatever goes down. This trip, the heavy rain and fog has been following me all down the coast, which has made it even more of an adventure. From pulling into state parks and RV-Parks in the middle of the night and hooking up to electric, to driving 8 to 15 hours at a time on the PCH, it’s been really fun and educational. If you’re looking for those romantic seaside towns tucked away along rocky coastlines, this is the place. There’s the reason they say ‘The West Is The Best’. Sponsored by Hydrus Performance.

Podcast 509

Final Primary In South Dakota. A gonzo talk podcast from the driveway aboard Mobile Podcast Command as we load in and run through the checklists before final departure to the Mount Rushmore State. Why South Dakota? First it’s been awhile since a road trip. Second, coverage of the Presidential Preference Primaries and Caucuses began with Wisconsin Governor Walker’s candidacy announcement last summer, continued into Iowa in February, onto South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, on through to Texas and back home in the first couple of weeks of March. So it is a fitting end that one of the states with the latest primaries, as opposed to the earliest, is South Dakota. While all eyes are focused on the June 7th primary in California, because Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton fits there, do you think anyone is going to cover voting in South Dakota? That’s why I am going. Aside from the fact that South Dakota is awesome, from the Sturgis celebration to Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City and more. Even with the contest between Sanders and Clinton in the Golden State, the media still seems to be focused on finding some negative way to define ‘presumptive’ republican nominee Donald Trump and by extension, the Republican Party. First it was Trump the authoritarian. Then it was Trump the fascist with his incitements to violence – which as an aside seems to be on the other side, with ‘anti-trump protesters’ spitting at passive Trump supporters and my sense is this gets the New York Developer more votes and may just put him in the White House but I digress. Suddenly Trump is Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States, and the Republican Party is the Whig Party. Is this an apt comparison? Maybe, even with the scare quotes to describe Taylor and Whigs, but then again, kind of not really. Politics feels like heavy metal, the energy is so low and the results so negative. It’s gonna be good to get out on the road. Sponsored by Brush Studio and Hydrus.