From the writers at Outside Online.
It’s day one of our Jucy van adventure along the California coast and we’ve just spent the last two hours snarled in four lanes of Good Friday traffic crawling northbound from LAX on the 101. N
Now we’ve pulled into our campsite at Carpinteria State Beach ($60), halfway between Ventura and Santa Barbara. By some miraculous stroke of luck, we managed to snag a last-minute cancelation at the only available campsite in Southern California, beachside on “Ocean Row,” with an uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean through the dashboard.
On either side of us, however, are wall-to-wall, hulking RVs, each backed into its narrow wedge of blacktop. With paper lanterns strung up from awnings, pop-out rooms, and satellite dishes, the monster campers dwarf our diminutive Jucy, a tricked-out Dodge minivan.
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