Alright guys…here are some places that I all suggest you go to some~day.
Place #1: Trent Knox’s porch (overnight) – Omaha, NE
If you don’t know who Trent Knox is chances are one day you will. Matt knew Trent (the man, the myth, the legend) from previous tours so we went to go visit him. We asked if we can crash at his house after the show and it wasn’t a problem until we got back from the show too late and everybody was sleeping and the door was locked. Luckily there were couches on the porch so we just passed out right there. It felt a lot like camping haha. Trent found us sleeping there the next morning while he was leaving for work and it was pretty funny time. Here’s a picture of the porch…
Place #2: Mount Evans, Colorado
OK – If you find yourself in Colorado for any reason at all…you should go up to Mount Evans. I don’t remember all the details about height and all that but it is the highest paved road in North America. You literally drive above the clouds all the way till you reach snow-capped mountains. At the bottom of the mountain it’s summer and by the time you reach the top it’s winter. You would be surprised at the lack of guard rails on this road…especially for how skinny and dangerous they are. There is no destination on Mount Evans except the top. You literally drive to the top and then have to drive back the way you came. Here’s a picture of me at the beginning of the drive:
Place #3: The Salt Flats, Utah
I didn’t hear about the Salt Flats until Matt mentioned we’ll be going through that way. Chances are you probably have seen the Salt Flats on a car commercial. It is one of the most wild things I have seen and also one of the most wild things I have felt. You literally feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, searching for your soul. It looks a lot like this:
Place #4: Essex – CA
This is inside the cabin I stayed in for a month. No running water, flimsy heat situation, not even sure if there’s an address but overall it was a really great time. We had to walk about a quarter mile to our car and back every morning and night (with a flashlight) cause we couldn’t get the car up the unpaved hill. It was in the middle of redwood trees and was purely peaceful once I got over the fear of mountain lions.
Place #5: With a Friend Holding a Paper Towel on Your Bloody Skull – Blue Lake, CA
I walked into the falling hatchback trunk of the car while not paying attention to what was in front of me…totally had blood in my hair for 2-3 days because I did not have any running water around haha!
Place #6: A Treesort – Takilma, OR
A Treesort…a resort of tree houses. We got hooked up!! It was such a cool place to stay…there were many activitrees to do there…and spa treetments. And zip lining! And horses! And swings! Needless to say it was a fun place. But the coolest part had to be the fact that there was a bathroom in these tree houses so I took a shower in a freakin tree! Yah!
Place #7: Multnomah Falls – Portland, OR
It really gives me great joy when I see people gather together to look at something in nature that is just too beautiful to ignore. Something like this:
Place #8: Big Sur, CA
I was looking forward to seeing this the whole entire time and it did not disappoint. Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Here’s a picture that does it no justice:
Place #9: Rich People Bathrooms – Los Angeles, CA
Our friend who lives in L.A. works at a really fancy hotel where celebrities go and pay a ridiculous amount of money to sleep. He had to pick up some tips from there and I really needed to use the bathroom. To my surprise (not really I don’t know why I would expect anything different) it was a ridiculously nice bathroom…with little individual towels to dry your hands with. And buckets to put the towels in…and makeup mirrors. It was just a really wild looking bathroom. Here it is:
Place #10: At a Screaming Females Concert (anywhere!!)
Ahhh! Went to go see the Screaming Females at the Echoplex in L.A. on one of our days off and Obits happened to be playing upstairs. I got to see two bands that I follow on the regular in one night. So rad!!
Ok that’s all for now!!! Next show is at Bridgetown DIY in La Puente. YahhhhH!