The Stories We Could Tell

It’s so hard to say goodbye…

Dear friends and devoted blog readers:

It looks like the Clark train has finally pulled into the station! We had an amazing, once in a lifetime, life-altering trip… but we are so happy to be back. We can’t tell you how much it meant to us to have you travel along with us on our adventures, misadventures and fun. Seeing your comments and knowing that you were reading the blog made it feel like we had friends and family with us the whole trip. Thanks so much.

Although we are back in Southern California now, it turns out that our adventures are not coming to an end quite yet. James and I will be traveling to Thailand with Papa Kulinski late November. We are so excited and it looks like Dad has planned a great itinerary taking us to many cities. We will be sure to continue our blog from there. In the meantime, James and I will be trying to figure out what the future holds for us… where to live, what to do, etc. Exciting and mind boggling all at the same time!

In celebration of the end of “trailer life,” here is a brief summary of our time on the road….

Total Miles Traveled: 16, 451 miles! (But we probably did more like 6,000 with the trailer – we took lots of day trips once we dropped Lance off at the campground!)

Total Time on the Road: FIVE months to the very day!

States Visited: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California

Countries Visited: USA, Canada

National Parks Visited: Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier, Crater Lake, Redwood, Banff (Canada)

Wildlife Seen: Bison, Deer, Elk, Wolf, Marmot, Pronghorn, Moose, Snakes (yes, several), Black Bear

Favorite song of the trip: “Free” Zac Brown Band (thanks to Lauren Kelly)

Number of fights lover’s quarrels: 0

Our favorite place (we get this question often – too hard to answer because we enjoyed so many experiences, so we broke it down into categories):
*Favorite state: Colorado
*Favorite big city: Denver, CO
*Favorite small town: Bozeman, MT
*Favorite very small town where we really got to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty: Ridgway, CO
*Favorite National Park: We could never pick! You should visit them all!!!

Thanks again for keeping up with our blog! Check back soon for our adventures from Thailand!
Bria, James and Tucker


October 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Thanks, you two, for sharing the super road trip. I HAD A GREAT TIME TOO!! Welcome home, and now can’t wait to “visit” Thailand.
    Sending my biggest love, Auntie

    Comment by auntie | October 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. You two did a great job. I’m glad you had such a good time and thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Uncle Ken | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. Loved your blog, seeing the pics, the descriptions made us feel like we were there! So happy for all of you that you did this. We’re jealous that you get to go to Thailand. One of my to do trips! Eat lots of good food for us.

    Comment by Akiko & Mika | October 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. Bria and James,

    Thank you so much for including us on your venture. We loved seeing you. The girls enjoy text messaging with you too 🙂 We are glad you are home safe and sound. Thailand….very cool!

    Lori, Mitch, Grace and Audrey.

    Comment by The Padilla's | October 17, 2010 | Reply

  5. What a trip! I’m so glad you liked my home-state the best! And I love Ridgway too – good pick. Glad you got home okay and have a great time in Thailand!

    Comment by Sheri | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  6. yeah!!!!!!!!!! sooooooooooo awesome!!!

    Comment by Lizzy Clark | October 30, 2010 | Reply

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