Back to Cali / POS Car
After Angelica almost got left behind at the Pochutla bus stop because she had to use the restroom, almost got left behind AGAIN in Guadalajara because she lost her customs form and after being detained for an hour in US Customs in Sacramento for whatever reason, we finally met up with Uma, who was waiting patiently for us in a hotel near the airport.
Now the fun begins!
With my travel companions Angelica and Uma by my side, we began our new journey together the obvious way… by buying a chep beater SUV from a sketchy guy on Craigslist.
Found one! I introduce to you all… Jesus, the 26 year old Nissan Pathfinder with 322,000 miles on him. You read that right folks. He’s been driven just under one third of one million miles. Dude probably found the original path that Nissan was talking about when they named the car.
Before hitting the road, we needed to make a few stops to pick up some camping essentials.
Synchronicity with Cristina
Shortly after we finished shopping, I received a long message from our girl Cristina in Thailand. She is having an amazing time and has just arrived in Chiang Mai. A random course of events lead to her tuk tuk driver dropping her off at the “wrong” spot where she just so happened to see the below photo.
It was here that she found a French Cafè owned by a woman that asked her if she would like to tour her village, go to an elephant sanctuary and then go canoeing down the river… and stay with her free for the next 3 days. Surely this was completely coincidental and not an act of synchronicity. 😏
Camping at Mount Shasta
Back to California… Now that we’re ready for the woods, I wanted to start the day off right with a little parking lot yoga.
So… Why did we decide to go to Mount Shasta? Aside from its beauty and our calling as a group to be closer to nature, Mount Shasta can be considered one of the most sacred places on the planet and is even said to be an incarnation of the Great Central Sun of the universe. Aside from the mountain being widely considered the location of the Earth’s root chakra, many legends about this magical mountain have been passed through the ages. Some of these include but are not limited to the Lemurian migration 12,000 years ago, “The Little People of Mount Shasta” and even Bigfoot sightings.
Once we arrived at McBride Springs Campground, we set up our tent like pros! My favorite part about this tent is the open mesh roof so we can fall asleep staring at the night sky.
Later that day back at the campground, Uma took charge of dinner
Tomorrow we’ll do some exploring…
After a good night’s sleep, we all headed into the town to explore the local shops. The Crystal Room in the City of Mount Shasta was doing it right! They had tons of crystals, precious stones, statues, artwork Himalayan Salt Lamps and so much more!
We packed up our site at McBride to find a new campground, hopefully with better views of the mountain.
New campsite, more campfires
On Sunday, we spent some time relaxing by Lake Siskiyou watching the clouds dance atop Mount Shasta before we said goodbye and headed to our next destination.
Below is a time lapse I took of the clouds over Mount Shasta… Enjoy!
Early this week, the three of us will be packing up Jesus as we head out on our next adventure.
Find out where we’ll be next Monday!
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