So now we’re almost back where we started 9 weeks ago. We camped in Los Padres National Forest on Friday night, about 100km north of LA, and had planned to spend our last night camping somewhere on the coast near Ventura or Malibu, but the 3 campgrounds we tried were all booked out. 200+ campsites for a city the size of LA in August was really being far too optimistic.
We have just spent our last night in the US in a (yet another!) Motel 6. We’re at the throwing stuff out/packing/freaking out about how much stuff we have stage of our trip. Happens every time. We’ve put 10,000+ miles on the car and let’s just say it’s not quite in the same condition as when we got it. It needs a new battery, an oil change and a comprehensive service. That happens every time too.
It’s been a great trip – we’ve seen and done things that we hadn’t expected to do when we started out, the camping has been wonderful and the motel/hotel accommodation has ranged from excellent to very poor. I’d happily stay at the Holiday Inn place in Vegas again, some of the little motels we stayed at in out-of-the-way places were lovely, but the motel in Prince George, BC that messed up our booking and then refused to refund us may regret their actions … and if you feel like voting for our reviews of that place, here’s the link: