This week…we share what travel days are like as we travel from one lake to another. We’re parked here and we’ve got two Roadtreks that pulled up next to us. [Joe] Ready to head to Reno bubs? No, Leo wants to go to Crater Lake where it’s nice and cool. It’s too hot in Reno. Well, we only have one night in Reno. Just a stop over for some gas and supplies. [Joe] And to get a work out in. And a workout, that’s always good. It’s been a while since we’ve been to the gym. Well that was a fun way to spend an afternoon. [Joe] It was. [Joe] I really enjoyed it here. Plus we had a gorgeous view. Look at that! And…the parking was free. Two other spots we checked along the coast of Lake Tahoe was 8 or 10 dollars to park. Logan Shoals Vista Point, free parking. You can’t beat it. That was a good workout. Got a nice shower in and everything, plus, I got to break in my new workout shirt. Thank you Pascuale! [Kait] So are we headed to the truck stop? Or do you want to keep driving? I say let’s do another hour and a half. I’m ready to crawl in bed with a book. [Kait] Can you believe how many RVs are parked here? No. I think this is…the…third most we’ve seen. So first was in Flagstaff. The second was in Colorado. Leo you can’t go in Walmart, they’re closed. He loves Walmart.
[Kait] He doesn’t understand this isn’t a 24 hr Walmart. [Kait] This is the first time we’re spending the night at a Walmart in the camper van. It’s true, the last one we got kicked out of. [Kait] Right, so we didn’t spend the night. [Kait] The minute we crawled into bed, security came and kicked us out. It went from being a…you’re allowed to park overnight to a…you’re not allowed to park overnight after the city changed their laws. Good morning from Camp Walmart. It’s about 7:30 in the morning, I’m taking Leo for a walk, Kait’s inside grabbing a few things. Then we’re headed off to Crater Lake. It’s about a three and a half hour drive and I’m really excited because it’s the first time that I will have been in Oregon since I was a kid and our parents took us on a summer long road trip up the coast. Look like a few people have left already this morning. I just couldn’t believe how many RVs were here when we pulled in and once we crawled into bed, even more people showed up. and the interesting thing is that this is the first Walmart I’ve seen with dedicated RV parking. So that used to be us in the Class A towing a Jeep. I don’t miss it whatsoever. Well let me take that back, I miss some of the extra room. But I don’t miss having to park across 5 or 6 spots. [Kait] Did you sleep OK last night? Um, I slept fine. But I had trouble getting to sleep last night. I think part of it was the new book I am reading really good and I kept thinking about it. I think the other problem is this Walmart was so quiet last night. I used to those…you know the 24 hr Walmarts where cars and people are always moving. So it kind of becomes a white noise and puts me to sleep. Last night since it was so quiet, anytime anyone would drive in like there was a gentleman who parked two spaces over [Kait] Oh I didn’t even hear that. Oh no, you’re our like a light. I’m looking outside like who parked next to us. And I start having to check everything out. But finally I made it to sleep. [Kait] Who’s driving? I’ll leave that up to you. I’m good to drive. I would say if you want to drive, go for it. Otherwise I’m happy to do it. [Kait] I’ll look on the map.
Ok, it’s three and a half hours. [Kait] Do we have enough gas, it’s 175 miles. Uh, I have to look. [Kait] Cause gas here is about $3 here and it’s only 2.40 on the Oregon side. Hey we can get our gas pumped for us now! [Kait] I’m looking forward to that.
It’ll be fun. [Kait] Well lets get packed up and on the road. Alright, sounds good, let’s do it. [Kait] First successful night at Walmart. [Kait] Everyone is clearing out this morning. Hello, hi how are ya! [Kait] Nice to meet you! I was just saying I’ve seen these guys on YouTube. [Kait] Who’s that? That’s Xena.
[Kait] Hi Xena! She’s friendly, just don’t stick your hands in here. She wants to be on camera too. [Kait] Oh she’s a protector. [Kait] That’s Joe, this is guy. [Joe] Hey Guy! Hi Joe! Seen you guys on the YouTube! Are you just driving around, or…? Well we are just headed up the coast now. Very nice.
[Kait] What about you? I’m just kind of floating around right now no particular plan right now, just doing it. [Joe] We saw the van when we pulled in last night and said “Hey we’re not the only van campers anymore”. Yeah, I’m trying to make a go of this thing. It’s working out alright. It’s a little small for me and my dog but it’s ok. [Kait] How long have you been… About a month. So in the fall I’m going to be working here. So I’m going to find a place to live here. [Kait] Perfect! But in the meantime… I’m just cruising around. I woke up to a dead battery this morning, not a good thing to wake up to so now I have to go get some coffee. I have to get that stress off my mind. [Kait] There you go. Well it was so good to meet you Guy! Great to meet you to. Enjoy your trip, you guys take care. [Kait] Thanks for watching our videos! Bye! You got it! So we’re driving down the road and there is a restaurant with a with a big lumber jack outside…you know he’s got the big axe over his shoulder, the blue jeans and everything. And Kait says, “Look it’s Al Bundy”! And I’m like…do you mean Paul Bundy? 2.99…should we go in here?
Yeah, let’s get gas. [Joe] It’s been so long since you pumped gas! I think this is my first time in the van. Hopefully the last time we fill up in California. Gas is expensive out here. [Joe] How much is it here? 2.99 a gallon. Right on the other side in Oregon it’s only 2.40 We need just enough to get us over there. We made it to Oregon! [Kait] I think you’re still on the California side. [Kait] Do you have to be on the other side of the sign? So, hold on. I made it to Oregon! We just parked the van on the street and we’re going to go check out the farmer’s market. So Leo just got attacked by another dog. We’re walking at the farmers market and they had their dog out without a leash. Ran over, jumped on top of him and start getting him. There’s blood all over Leo, but… the blood isn’t his. When Leo needs to be, he’s a fighter and he’ll take care of himself. [Kait] Are you OK bud? I think he’s good. Cause all of this is just on the surface. [Kait] There’s blood down here. Yep, same thing. Yeah, I think Leo got him in the face and then the other dog was bleeding on him. Come on, let’s go. [Kait] Let’s get out of here bud. [Kait] Ready to have your gas pumped? I guess so. [Kait] Does it have instructions?
Nope. [Kait] Should we get out? I don’t know what I’m doing. [Kait] Hi, question… We’re over at the RV pump. We read that we’re not supposed to pump our own gas. [Attendant] Technically there is a law but is it diesel? [Kait] No it’s gas but can we pump it ourselves? [Attendant] Yeah, you’re absolutely ok to do that. And if you need to dump you need to buy it in there. [Kait] Ok, we don’t need to dump, thank you. I just checked with the attendant and she said we can pump our own gas. And she’s never seen a cop ticket anyone for pumping their own gas. I guess we’ll go for it. It says “Please enter an amount up to $500” I’m not really sure what to do here. [Kait] Why don’t we just go over there and have her pump the gas for us.
Ok, this is ridiculous. [Kait] Is it working? I hit “Zero” This Oregon thing…I don’t know. [Kait] Yeahhhh clean that windshield. Almost every video, we get people asking what our gas mileage is and this time we got 16 miles to the gallon. That’s really good. Huge improvement over the 9 miles per gallon we got driving around South Lake Tahoe. That mountain killed out MPG. Hey look at the sheep! Alright, you have to give me some directions, I don’t know where I am going. [Kait] Follow the signs for Crater Lake. Next time…we find another reason to love van life as we snag a last minute walk-in spot at Crate Lake National Park. I hope you enjoyed this week’s video. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already. For those of you new to the camper van series you can click on the playlist right here and watch videos from the beginning. Thank you so much for watching, see you next Wednesday!