Summer Road Trip Hwy 395

Where to start?

Last summer was epic. I spent a month in Paris with my sisters. I spent 3 weeks in the Airstream with T and Samson exploring Yellowstone National Park. I spent 3 weeks at home and worked two of them. Last summer was great, and a little overwhelming. I never really caught my breath. I blinked and it was over. I guess that usually happens with summers, or life if we are not careful.

This summer, I will probably blink and it will be over too, but not before a few road trips. Two things have happened in the last year with T that are shaping this years road trip. The first thing is that he learned to fly fish and the second thing is that he fell in love with Highway 395.

Highway 395 is the highway that runs up the eastern side of the Sierra. I did not know this until December when we drove up it to Tahoe for the holidays. T has driven it about six times since November. Apparently it is called "The King's Highway" and a lot of people know about it. T started talking about taking the Airstream up to the Bishop area a few months ago for a fishing trip and this has become our summer vacation.

Am I excited? Would it have been my first choice? Does T read my blog? The answer to most of these questions is no.

I have this feeling in the pit of my stomach. Maybe it is because I am teaching a class online this summer and I am worried about internet access. I am also taking classes and worried about internet access. Or I might be worried about the snake bite kit T bought. Or how he keeps telling me he doesn't think I will be able to handle "dry camping" for a week and half. Or the lack of a plan.

Actually, I think that is it. I am a planner and this "just hook up the airstream and go" thing does not sit well with me. Where are we going? What time are we leaving? What is the weather like? What kind of food should I pack? Is there a bathroom? Is there a plan?

The plan is to fish.

Ummmm. I don't fish.

You will.


In one week we leave for the eastern sierra and the only thing I know is that there will be fishing. I guess it's not a bad way to spend a summer. At least I hope that is the case....

1 comment:

  1. “If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” --Win Borden

    One thing I miss about my pre-kids life is the ability to be spontaneous. And now that I have kids, we pretty much never do much of anything. :)