Sleeping at Flying J Truck Stop & Driveway Surfing | Camper Van Life S1:E11

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00:00   |   Jul 12, 2017


Sleeping at Flying J Truck Stop & Driveway Surfing | Camper Van Life S1:E11
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  • This week...we spend the night at a truck stop in our camper van
  • then make our way to Silicon Valley to meet new friends for a backyard BBQ.
  • [Kait] I'm really going to miss Yosemite.
  • [Kait] I wish we could have gotten another night at the campground.
  • [Joe] Well, maybe we can come back and check out White Wolf campground.
  • [Kait] We do have a white wolf!
  • [Joe] It looks like there was a landslide over there.
  • [Kait] Oh, it does.
  • [Kait] Look at all those people rafting down the Merced river!
  • [Kait] Joe is picking up some sweet snacks after that long drive out of Yosemite.
  • I love my cherries and this is the perfect amount for $1.
  • [Kait] I have to say I've enjoyed stopping in at all the fruit stands in Central California.
  • Yes, that has been really nice.
  • [Kait] Thanks for stopping Oh, you're welcome!
  • We have a long drive to our next destination and it's been a long day with that drive out of Yosemite.
  • So we decided to take a break and we're going to spend the night at the Flying J.
  • Kait called ahead and the woman there said, as long as you can fit into a spot that is not paid go for it and you can spend the night
  • So that's exactly what we're doing.
  • Nice thing is, we're not taking up a spot for a truck like we would have with our full size RV.
  • Now I think the last time we stayed at a truck stop was in Kentucky
  • It was a very strange morning because as I was coming out to walk Leo,
  • some guy came up and asked if I could take a urine test for him.
  • Which I quickly declined.
  • It's always an interesting time staying at the truck stop.
  • You haven't lived, until you've woken up at a truck stop.
  • It's quite the experience.
  • But I slept really well!
  • What are you working on back there?
  • Just getting some work done.
  • It's easier to do it back here because Leo keeps scooting up front and bumping my laptop.
  • He's a little bulldozer, isn't he?
  • He is, but we love him.
  • Well, I thought we could make it to our next destination but
  • I'm afraid we'd be down to our very...we'd be on fumes by the time we got there so I figured fill up.
  • Get some gas here before we get into the next town.
  • I feel like I am in a Uber Deluxe!
  • You're my driver.
  • Take me to Costco!!!
  • It's really nice back here.
  • Because I've got my phone plugged in, I'm charging the laptop...I might be riding back here more often.
  • So rather than having a side seat driver, I now have a backseat driver.
  • You actually HAVE a backseat driver because I have to give you directions.
  • Kait is in Costco, she just called and she has a basket full of stuff.
  • Can't wait to see what it is.
  • I went a little...a little crazy.
  • [Joe] What all did you get?
  • Seven pounds of steel cut oats.
  • [Joe] Wow! What's in...sprouted rice and quinoa blend. Interesting.
  • Three pounds a bag.
  • There's only 4 bags, that will last us a while.
  • [Joe] Hold on, what's Wildbrine?
  • It's organic raw sauerkraut.
  • So I had to pick between the raw sauerkraut and the kimchee and I went with the sauerkraut.
  • Good probiotic!
  • [Joe] I do love my kimchee though.
  • We're all set for a little while.
  • [Joe] Well I'm excited!
  • I spent a lot of money at Costco.
  • Everyone has been asking us where we put everything after a Costco run or any type of grocery run.
  • So, I've put all the vegetables in the fridge.
  • Now I have to find places to store all the grains we bought.
  • Kait is in the Chinese market.
  • Who knows what she's going to come out with today.
  • Opp, there she is!
  • Just a couple of essentials.
  • If we had the room, I would get a lot of vegetables but the fridge is full.
  • Oh my goodness!
  • That was a good shake buddy!
  • Well I'm excited to meet some new friends.
  • Me too. I was nice that Maggie and Greg could host us last minute.
  • I'm really excited to meet them.
  • Do some driveway surfing and have a nice BBQ.
  • How'd they find us?
  • Maggie left a comment on our website.
  • Saying they would love to host us for a BBQ and we can driveway surf with them.
  • So we are going from the Yosemite Valley to...
  • Silicon Valley!
  • What I think is interesting about all of the sort of van people we've met
  • is there is such a wide range of how economical and how uneconomical you can be with a van.
  • You could build one out for a few thousand dollars or a hundred thousand dollars.
  • Look at Pat and Annie. They bought a van for $1,500
  • They bought an Ikea bed and they're traveling around in it for two months as they explore the US.
  • And then they're going to sell it.
  • And that's it. That's their van.
  • [Kait] Thank you again for having us, this is such a special treat, you don't even know.
  • You're really spicing up our Monday night.
  • [Kait] I kind of felt bad sending the email because I said to Joe, it's kind of last minute but that's how we travel.
  • We never make plans and I was like...I wonder if
  • [Kait] So I just sent it anyway to see if they're free. [Maggie] Exactly.
  • There are only three glasses!
  • Oh! Sorry!
  • Yeah I guess you don't get one!
  • That's for you. [Kait] Thank you!
  • I got your email, and I sent it to Greg and was like GREG! Guess who's going to come over Monday night!
  • I was so excited!
  • Cheers!!!
  • Nice to meet you!
  • She doesn't like being on camera.
  • Greg doesn't mind.
  • Rosco!
  • Hey! Hey...how are you!
  • [Training commands]
  • [Kait] I'd love to see Leo do that trick!
  • [Kait] Perfect, thank you!
  • Thank you Greg!
  • [Joe] Garlic hot sauce, just for Kait.
  • These are my people.
  • Alright, I'll let you guys go through it.
  • This place is amazing!
  • [Kait] Joe hard at work on our next video.
  • I hope you guys like this one, I've been working hard on it.
  • [Kait] And we've got a beautiful park view.
  • Hold on. I just realized that by the time you see THIS video, this video will have already aired. So I hope you LIKED it.
  • Next time, we spend a week by the beach, meet up with several YouTube subscribers and Kait's dream to visit GooglePlex comes true.
  • [Kait's Mom] Hi everyone!
  • This is Kait's mom.
  • Hope you enjoy this week's video.
  • Don't forget to like and subscribe.
  • If you're new to the series, start from the beginning by clicking over here.
  • [Speaking Mandarin]

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