It turns out sleeping in the roof top tent is AMAZING! 🙂 We have a lot more space them we anticipated and we can even hang things on the ‘ceiling’. We also didn’t fall through or crashed the car whilst getting inside so that’s a very positive point too. We spent most of the morning reorganising our stuff so that we are more accustomed to camping.
We even installed a wash line in the car made out of electricity wire and a little creativity (you never know when a little experience in renovations comes in handy…)
Today we had a lot of driving ahead of us as we needed to get to Eagle Lake, which is located in California near Susanville, before sunset. Yesterday we noticed that it’s better to arrive during daylight to ensure that you know where to find the showers… to avoid having to wash yourself over a sink in the ladies washroom (yes, Patrick was there too 🙂 )
We did have a quick sneak view at Crater Lake though since we were so close-by. It was formed when a volcano collapsed over 6,000 years ago and discovered 100 years ago by a gold digger on a mule!
Then we headed south to our new camp site. Along the way we saw a lot of new landscapes. Most of them were farmland, forests or desert.
At some point we even felt like we were participating a Formula 1 race as we had to follow a pilot car. (don’t worry, that’s how they organise road works in the US … it’s pretty amazing actually… they even have people standing at both ends indicating whether you need to stop or continue driving. In Belgium we would just put a timed traffic light…)
… when finally we saw a lake appearing behind the horizon.
As we arrived well before sunset, we decided to go for a little stroll near the lake.
When we got back we even installed a little camp fire and made a cup of tea before going to bed!