Out trip started in Los Angeles and we had a couple of days there before we rented the RV. We were actually based in Santa Monica which turned out to be a very pleasant place, but we had some bad luck with the weather being quite cold for May. While we didn't like LA itself that much, Venice Beach and the Getty Villa were truly fascinating places.
We took the RV and headed straight to Joshua Tree National park where we spent 2 days. The first night we camped at the Black Rock campground - it is an amazing experience waking seen the sunrise surrounded only by nature. After that we travelled through the park for the whole day visiting several interesting view points and trails. Hiking with the baby carrier turned out to be great. After we spent the second night in the Jumbo Rocks campground we left the park from the south exit stopping at several places along the way.
Since this was our first ever RV trip, we have planned to spend two nights relaxing at the pool in Palm Springs. It's a nice place, but not too much to do if you are not into golf.
We visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park for another two nights. Since all campgrounds were still closed because of the cold weather we stayed at the John Muir and at the Wuksachi Lodge. We looked at the Giant Sequoias along several trails and also drove down the Kings Canyon to do a tour of the amazing Zumwalt Meadows.
Then a snow storm hit the Sierra Nevada mountains and we had to change our plan. Instead of going to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, we headed to Sacramento, since it seemed to be the only place more or less on our route, where the weather wasn't terrible. Sacrament is worth seeing, but even 3 days were too much for it.
Our trip ended in San Francisco, where we spent a lot of time in the great Golden Gate park and other must see places like the Embarcadero, Downtown and Alcatraz. The city has a very special vibe and is a unique place with its hilly streets and cable cars. We took a day trip down to Silicon Valley to walk around Apple's and Google's headquarters, Stanford and to visit a friend's start-up in Palo Alto.