For the next 4 days, me and Liz are going to be cut off from the modern world. Even though it's only 20 miles off the LA coast, Santa Cruz Island feels like another century. No cell reception, roads, or permanent inhabitants, it's a 100 square miles of wilderness and beauty.
We'll be staying with the park rangers, and spending our time digging out and cutting back overgrown trails. I know that's not everyone's idea of a fun vacation, but for me there's nothing more therapeutic than smashing through rocks with a pick-ax, and boy does that beer at the end of the day taste good!