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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Very, very cool
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Another week off from school, another family vacation in the Rover. For a variety of reasons, we settled on a shorter trip this spring: The Mojave Rd.

One can find some very odd places to eat in the desert:




At this establishment, salad dressing is a delight that should not be taken lightly.


After spending some time looking for the dotted line that divides Ca and NV...


Evan settled for having one foot in each state.


I haven't seen too many of these guys (gals?) around:


We were lucky enough to be in the Mojave as an unusual cold front moved through. We camped in bellow freezing temps (27 when we woke up) with 40-50 mph wind gusts (we only had a dozen or so 25+mph gusts where we camped) and snow showers above/rain showers bellow 3000'.

Still, it doesn't get much better than being with family alone and self sufficient in the desert.
























Finally the front passed and it started to warm up a bit.






Evan's first stone:




Afton Canyon






The high winds had wiped clean all tracks... at times it felt like we had found a new land.






What is it about boys that they always find sticks and rocks to play with?


When we had arrived at the west end of The Mojave Rd and informed Evan that we were heading home, he started crying. "I don't want to go home... I want to go camping!" Yeah, he's a keeper.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Looks like it was a wonderful short distance vacation.
Thanks for sharing Aaron. Great pics too.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:13 PM
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Nice pics.

I recognize a few of those locations.

Too bad about the wind and cold, but it looked like fun nonetheless.

Cool set of expedition jammies, by the way.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Great trip! I have been to most of the spots you ventured to on your trip. very scenic very majestic.
Just finished up the mojave road too so your pics brought back fresh memories.
Your son was stoked to be on this trip with you. keep on traveling!

you should do baja next! not northern baja down into southern baja!
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 08:04 PM
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What a great photo!
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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The 2009 late summer vacation is under way.









Evan wasn't a big fan the 45 degree windy weather!
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Old August 26th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:02 PM
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OK so we all know you're back... Time to post up the rest of the trip!
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Ok few photos...

This trip turned into more of traditional car camping trip. The only difference was the loaded up Disco instead of this:


Anyway, it was great to get away and to spend lots of time with the family.













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Old September 2nd, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:09 PM
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:12 AM
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That's some mighty fine car camping.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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The next morning...





Aaron,

How much longer do you think this tent will suit the three of you? What do you think you will upgrade to? Great trip report, btw!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Aaron,

How much longer do you think this tent will suit the three of you? What do you think you will upgrade to? Great trip report, btw!

I think it is too small already. We will start by trying out the second tent option first.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Spring Break 2013:


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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Amazing seeing your boy grow up in one thread.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Amazing seeing your boy grow up in one thread.

Just wait (more photos coming)... he is huge now.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Mojave Road?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:02 PM
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Mojave Road?

Mostly, but not exclusively Mojave Rd. We bopped around a bit.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Mostly, but not exclusively Mojave Rd. We bopped around a bit.

I thought that I recognized that hill in the second picture.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:08 PM
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I thought that I recognized that hill in the second picture.

The one “difficult” hill just east of the big cotton tree/wind mill. Evan drove (steered) that section by himself this year with only a little verbal guidance. He is getting pretty good.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Those '08 and '09 trip reports are awesome. I like the segmented plan that you made for his first trip out, and how you set it up so he wouldn't get worn out by too much road.

Can't wait to take my son out for his first trip someday. He's also named Evan.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:06 PM
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