Driving to San Fran and back was rad. The PCH is a spectacular drive and we got to camp on the beach. Man, I wish I could live on the coast.
We usually didn't get around to setting up camp until after dark the wind was always crazy intense. Have you ever fought a walrus in the dark? It was kind of like that. Trying to sleep in the tent with the crazy wind was also an adventure.
Some other notable stops/events/people/etc. from the trip:
-sea lions on the beach
-the creepy unintelligible tweaker lady at Whiskey Pete's in Primm
-stopping at Safeway for the bathroom (more than once) because of Del Taco
-an old Catholic mission we checked out which we found out was haunted
-the old dude in Chinatown who started to play Yankee Doodle when I dropped some money in his case and took his picture
-walking, walking and more walking
-bacon grease soaked scrambled eggs
-my car almost not making it up one of the hills in San Fran
-ocean air (again, I wish I could live on the coast)
And of course, some pictures:
Mostly shot with a Canon AE-1, some with a Mamiya 645 Pro TL on a variety of films.
You get pretty blurry pictures when hand-holding your camera at really slow shutter speeds in a really dark mall really late at night while being extremely tired after driving all day. Weird, right?
Some cheap 400 ISO film converted to black and white
Last week I took a bag of cameras and film along with a couple changes of clothes and headed west - well, northwest. I met up with a couple of close friends in Vegas at which point we continued westward (ho!) and then up the coast to San Francisco. Even with (or maybe because of) the crazy winds, extremely late night night camp set ups, creepy hotel attendants and Safeways-as-bathrooms, it was amazing.
In addition to the film cameras I took, I also had my iPhone. While I wait for my film to be developed enjoy these pictures taken with said phone.