Big Sur Vlog: Escaping LA’s Carmageddon and Attack of the Turkeys

by Leila on July 20, 2011

Screw you Carmageddon I escaped your overrated ass and Big Sur is just fucking amazing! The redwoods are towering over us and we have a canopy of green radness. Waking up to the morning light peeking over the hill and through the redwoods behind our campsite makes even this cranky ass biatch a little chipper. The fact that they provide WiFi at the camp store makes me happy in pants… because I am that much of a nerd.

Okay maybe chipper is a little far for me but I am at least less bitchy!

There are thankfully no bears but some bitch ass blue jays that will get into your truck and try to steal your chips! The squirrels provide constant entertainment and I have yet to see a deer but I hear they are out there! We had a skunk invade our campsite last night and earlier in the day my friend was charged by a wild turkey. You know those stories you hear about silly tourists that get too close to nature for a picture and get attacked because of it? Yeah, that was her. I tried to record the act but my camera is slow. We had a great laugh as she ran away screaming… and no it didn’t actually get to her because if it had actually hurt her then it wouldn’t be as funny. Well, maybe.

I also titled this Attack of the Turkeys and mentioned what happened here even though I don’t talk about it in my vlog because I really wanted my friend Annie to get paranoid and freak out thinking I posted the small video clip of us laughing at her post turkey attack.

I do things like that because I am a good friend! HA!

I’m really behind in updating my blog! I miss my twitter homies and keeping up on everyone’s blogs. I feel disconnected but this last month of camping trips and family bonding was needed. This is our last big camping trip this summer and what a closer! The redwoods are something out of a fairytale and the beaches are straight out of a movie. This will be a regular place for us to visit. Shit, I’d move here if I could!

While the rest of Los Angeles is trying to avoid Carmageddon I am here surrounded by this beauty. Granted when my friends and I planned this trip we had no idea the 405 freeway closure would be planned at the same time. But, as much as those stuck in the parkinglot of traffic will hate me for this I would rather be here than there!

So here is a little vlog! I guess this is my first real vlog unless you count when I let my son put bandaids on my face because I had a high fever. If you have been to Big Sur where have you camped? What was your favorite beach? I want to hear your stories and find new gems to discover next time we are here!

By the way Free wi-fi apparently means free if you pay AT&T 7.99 for 24 hours of usage… sooo this is being uploaded a little late.


About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.

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meleahrebeccah July 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm



meleahrebeccah July 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

you are sooo cute on your macbook in the woods vlogging!


Don't Speak Whinese July 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thank you!! It will take me some time to get vlogging down but I wish I had done more now! Quick little “Look where I am right now!” would be a lot of fun 🙂


meleahrebeccah July 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm



Turtlequeenmama July 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

i think seeing you on video makes me miss you even more!!!! looks awesome in big sur, we sooo want to go camping soon, just not sure how to make it work with our pack o kidlets;)


jenjenk July 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Love camping up in Big Sur. The last time I was there, a damn bear got knocked into our lockbox and destroyed an entire bottle of [costco sized] vodka.  I’ve still got it in for that bear.  It was a really dry camping trip.


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