Tour Route & Schedule Summary

Here is a summary of the proposed tour route and schedule. This is not as up to date as our Roadtripper page, and Twitter is where we will be announcing our day-to-day schedule as events occur @rpgtour.

See our Roadtripper listing for a more up to date version and more detailed version of this tour route and schedule. This may include a real-time app on the phone showing our current location.

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Note about Alternate Schedule

Depending on how the bus holds up, my personal finances survive, the weather, and very importantly requests from people for a visit, instead of just the planned 8 states, I might try to add to the tour 5 more states (6 regions): Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Eastern Montana.

Proposed Route & Schedule

Here is the proposed route and schedule (very subject to change, depend heavily on if people want to visit or not):

Day 1 - September 19th, 2018

Washington, Idaho, & Washington

  • 4:00 pm - Leave Spokane, WA - delayed 8 hours due to melted distributor coil and ignition system.
  • 6:30 pm - Pullman, WA
  • 7:30 am - Moscow, ID
  • 12:00 pm - Lewiston, ID
  • 3:00 pm - Walla Walla, WA
  • 4:00 pm - Kennewick, WA
  • 5:00 pm - Yakima / Union Gap, WA
  • 11:30 pm - Ellenburg, WA - spent the night, boondocking.
  • 9:00 pm - Everett, WA - AFK Tavern
  • Spend the night in Everett

Day 2 - September 20th

Washington & Oregon

  • 8:00 am - Leave Everett, WA
  • 9:00 am - Mill Creek, WA
  • 10:00 am - Seattle, WA
  • 12:00 pm - Renton, WA - Wizards of the Coast Parking Lot
  • 2 to 6:00 pm - Tacoma, WA
  • 3 to 9:00 pm - Portland, OR
  • 11:30 pm - south of Portland on I-205: Water pump blew. Hawke removed water pump. Spent the night boondocking on shoulder of i205.
  • 5 to 10 pm - Salem, OR - If later time, will spend the night in either Portland or Salem, and leave Salem/Portland around 7:00 am to try to arrive in Medford no later than 11:00 am.
  • 8 pm - Medford, OR. If spent the night before in Salem/Portland, then will just spend a few hours in Medford, otherwise will spend the night.

Day 3 - September 21st


  • 8:00 am - called parts stores asking for waterpump. Received pump 11:00 am. Hawke finished install around 1:00 pm. Back on road (after paying parts store and doing some electrical repairs), around 2:00 pm.
  • 2:00 pm - back on the road.
  • 2:30 pm - Salem, OR
  • 11:00 pm - Sutherlin, OR, spent the night (boondocking).
  • 5:00 pm - Arrive Medford, OR
  • 1:00 pm - Leave Medford, OR
  • 4:00 pm - Redding, CA
  • 6:00 pm - Chico, CA
  • 8:00 pm - Sacramento, CA
  • Spend the night in Sacramento area.

Day 4 - September 22nd

Oregon, Northern California

Medford, OR. Kaleidoscope Pizza. Air conditioning hose in bus blew. No A/C in bus.

Yreka, CA. Spent night. Boondocking.

  • 8:00 - Leave Sutherlin, OR
  • 7:00 am - Leave Sacramento, CA
  • 10:00 am - Santa Rosa, CA
  • 12:00 pm - Oakland, CA
  • Spend the rest of the day in the greater East Bay Area (exact locations being worked on right now), and spend the night somewhere in the east/southern bay area.

Day 5 - September 23rd

Yreka, CA

Redding, CA.

Engine developed ominous noises, thought was transmission, was a Sunday and all shops, closed to spent night waiting for Redding Transmission shop to open that Monday morning. Spent night on side of road (boondocking).

Broadcast / Game Mastering remotely from Starbucks (generator to trailer wouldn't run anymore). Had many technical challenges by managed (late) to run remote game broadcast on Twitch as seen here:

When climbing the passes, e

  • 7:00 am - Leave East Bay Area, California
  • Fresno, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Possibly spend the night in L.A., otherwise in San Diego.

Day 6 - September 24th

Redding, California.

Mechanic believes engine is not transmission, but is engine rod knock. Engine could go at any time. I noticed if I nursed it at just 40-45 mph it wasn't so bad. Mechanic recommended oil treatment too, so I added it. Canceled plans to Chico since not sure if engine would hold or blow. So drove on freeway straight to Sacramento at only 40-45 mph. Can't use 2-way highways this slow (have to keep pulling over to let people pass), so going to have to stick mostly to Interstate to try to limp down to San Diego. May have to get engine rebuilt (partial or total), if/when get to San Diego. If engine doesn't get worse, will keep limping along like this until back in Spokane, but if gets worse (or blows), will have to be in San Diego longer than the week planned.

Sacramento, CA

Roseville, CA

Lincoln, CA

Met up with old friend and gamer that hadn't seen in nearly 30 years. Was great catching up. He is now CHP sergeant over 20 years CHP.  He has geat comic and action figure collection and some gaming. I took photos and will upload them to our Patreon supporters first - - then make available to the rest of the public in about 1-2 months after.

San Diego, California

Day 7 - September 25th



Generator mechanic stated generator ruined because of the alcohol they put into gasoline now. Needs entire carburetor rebuild. :-(



Vajello - Boondocked over night at Hunter Hill Safety Rest stop.

Day 8 - September 26th

Vallejo, CA

Oakland, CA

Day 9 - September 27th

Day 10 - September 28th

Day 11 - September 29th

Day 12 - September 30th

September 28th

Geeky Teas & Games - 2220 West Magnolia, Burbank California 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

September 29th

September 30th

October 1st

San Diego, Mission Bay, Fiesta Island

October 2nd

San Diego, Mission Bay, Fiesta Island

Leave San Diego en route to Tucson.

October 3rd

Jacumba, CA


El Centro

Yuma, AZ

October 4th

Tucson, AZ

October 5th

Tucson, AZ

October 6th

Tucson, AZ

October 7th

Tucson, AZ

October 8th

Begin Travel back to San Diego, CA

October 9th

October 10th

San Diego University (Parking lot). Times and specific campus location, coming soon.

October 11th

Tentative, greater Los Angeles,

October 12th

Tentative, greater Los Angeles area.

October 13th

Las Vegas

October 14th

October 15th

October 16th

October 17th

October 18th

October 19th

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