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San Francisco Part 1

San Francisco Part 1

Our next stop was my older brother’s place in Concord, California.  He has had RV’s in the past and has a driveway leading to a cement pad that goes into his backyard where he used to park his RV.  Our RV wouldn’t fit all the way in the backyard, but 1/2 in and out worked out great, a tight fit, but we have electrical, water and a sewer hook ups.  You cannot beat the free location and being with family makes…

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Monterey Coast

Monterey Coast

We took a trip up the Monterey coast to Pebble Beach  and a little further south, what a picturesque drive, just wonderful scenery.  When you hit Pebble Beach they charge you $10 to drive through it, it is refundable if you purchase food or merchandise while in PB.  Most of the coastal scenery is as nice without needing to go through PB. We also went  to Moss Landing to one of the best seafood places we have eaten at called…

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Vandenberg & San Luis Obispo

Vandenberg & San Luis Obispo

We spent a few days at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Space Launch facility on the west coast.  The base was huge and sat right outside the small town of a Lompoc, CA.  We did some touring of the rocket launch facilities and bike riding around this very spread out base.  We spent a afternoon at the private beach on the base, which due to it’s secure location was very quiet.   We then moved north to San Luis Obispo,…

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Ventura Highway…Beach Life

Ventura Highway…Beach Life

So after a few days in a weed infested RV park at Port Hueneme, we scored a four day stay at Point Mugu, right on the beach.  When we arrived, we walked around and found a spot facing the beach, only 30 amps, but who cares with this view out the windscreen…. Another great Military RV park, perks of being retired military, score a beach front spot for $30 a night with full hookups.  Compared to the Malibu RV Park…

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The land of mickey mouse

The land of mickey mouse

I grew up in Riverside, California, about an hour east of Disneyland.  I remember going each year at nigh when different companies would rent the park out in the evenings.  My parents would cut us kids loose, we would meet up on the castle bridge to check in and then meet up at the end of the night.  This was the time of ticket books and trading several B,C tickets to get that extra E ticket.  After I going the…

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Recap of Plans for rest of 2017 and into 2018

Recap of Plans for rest of 2017 and into 2018

I thought I would do a quick post on our pans from now through the end of the year.  We will be working our way up the coast of California,  go inland in the SF area, drop down to Yosemite, then back to the coast and work our way through Oregon, into Washington, over to Victoria BC, then head back south through central Oregon and into california and back to Joshua Tree, then over to Albuquerque. After the balloon fest in…

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life at the beach

life at the beach

After San Diego, we headed a little north of Oceanside, CA to Del MAr Beach on Camp Pendleton, which has RV sites with full hook up right on the beach for around $40 a night.  We set up in the second row for some beach time. We did some sightseeing in Oceanside, walked out on the public pier, walked a little around. We also watch the maries playing in the bay and ocean with their Amphibious Craft.  One night they…

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San Diego

San Diego

We are finishing up our week in San Diego.  We stayed at Admiral baker RV park, right near Qualcomm Stadium, just a few miles from downtown and close to everything.  We were able to cross off quite a few items on our want to do list.  First we went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido.  The animals are in a more open setting mixed together on a savannah with some separate exhibits for those that do not…

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Ready for part two

Ready for part two

So after a long layover in Joshua Tree working on my Mom and Sisters house, we did a few drives in the area.  Here are some of those photo’s.  First up is Pioneer Town, an old movie set that you can walk around, has a good restaurant nearby called Pappy & Harriet’s. Some off roading with my Nephew’s son John, who is 16…. Joshua Tree National Park… Few random pictures, Bradley is my Niece’s grandson, quite funny as I don’t…

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Joshua Tree, family time and recharge

Joshua Tree, family time and recharge

We had planned a long stop in Joshua Tree, California to accomplish a few things.  One was to spend time with my family who live nearby.  I also planned to do some projects around my Mom and Sisters house.  We also wanted to spend some time in the local area and seeing local attractions.  It is also a time to recharge and get ready for part two of our trip which starts in San Diego in March and ends in…

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