Pictures by William Holland.
This was the first night we camped together. the nearest campsite was US$35 so we shared. till the next morning, no one came and collect money from us and we rode away. anyway, we are not the only people doing this. US$35 for a campsite is really ridiculas. Please keep this a secret.
An elderly came to talk to us when 4 of us were eating breakfast outside a supermarket. Herb Harsch was curious about us and was eager to show us his toys. He invited us to his house for a hot chocolate and introduced us to his wife, Patti Harsch (above). Patti was a belly dancing teacher. she also made costume for belly dancer. Herb (below) was retired but he had alot of toys!
We went furthur south to Santa Barbara to meet Duncan. Remember the 'strange' guy we met in Harbin Springs?
Santa Barbara is really beautiful. Nice sunset with good company of friends!
Before saying goodbye to Duncan and Christ, we told him that we wanted to camp in USA for the last time before reaching LA. The campsite around the area was expensive. we have:
4 person and 3 motorcycles.
total fee for us to camp in the site was US$49.00
a camp site cost US$25.00
it only allows one vehicle in the site. so we have 2 extra 'vehicles' and it would be US$12 per extra vehicle.
it doesn't makes sense. these campsite are non-motorcycle friendly. the space of 3 of our motorcycle takes up much smaller than those camper vehicle (size of a bus, towing a car) and we are paying more than them!
we gave up the idea and took up Christ's invitation and stayed with him for a night.
After saying goodbye to Axel and Katarina on the next morning, we went into LA, where we had early arrangement to a home stay with a Chinese family.
They were really easy going. thou we are paying US$30 a night (we spend 11 nights in LA) for a private room with internet but they treat us like their children. they will invited us for their dinner sometimes, brought us around the town, and send us off to the airport. it's more than what a landlord should do.