I've lost count of the times I've been back since but it had always been to NYC and the odd ski trip. So it was with great expectations that we set off on a three week road and camping trip in October to explore California away from the coast. Our expectations were easily exceeded.
Escaping LA we headed into Joshua Tree to camp amongst the giant boulders then on through the Mojave Reserve to Death Valley to catch a sunrise at Zabriskie Point and a sunset at Dante's Peak. From Death Valley we headed to the Sequoia National Forest and Park via lakes Owens and Isabella - the 3,000 year old sequoias truly are a sight to behold. Then a hair raising drive into and out of King's Canyon with some remote and beautiful hiking before heading on to Yosemite to gaze at Half Dome and El Cap. Taking the stunning Tioga Road brought the unexpected treats of Lee Vining, Mono Lake and Lundy Canyon before time was called and we headed back to the west coast.
The America we visited bore no resemblance to Trump's America we see on TV. Every last person we met was friendly and interested in what we were up to and, not a single one of them mentioned Brexit! Such a good trip and already planning a return in 2019.