Monday, July 17, 2017

Pismo Beach, CA July 12-17, 2017

We moved up the coast to Pismo Beach.  Actually we stayed at the Oceano Elks Lodge.  Just a couple of blocks from the ocean, it's a great place to stay.

There is miles of beach here in Oceano/Pismo.  

One of the few beaches that allow vehicles is right here.  It makes the beaches very popular and busy.  If you want to relax on the beach, this may not be the best place...but if you want to have fun, it's the place to visit...especially if you have off-road vehicles.

RV beach camping is also very popular here.  However, I wouldn't recommend parking too close to the water...You never know how high the tide might get!

Our first day on the beach was rather exciting.  There was a police chase with at least 20 cops from various jurisdictions.  They chased the suspect along the waterfront...until he got stuck in the sand and decided to run.....into the water.  He didn't get too far!!

Thursday evenings host the San Luis Obispo farmers market.  Plenty of food and fun!

We rode our bikes into downtown Pismo and greeted the crowds...

The crowds are enjoying a nice sunny day in the sand.

Looks like a great place to spend the night!  But I don't think I would be comfortable dragging our Fifth Wheel down here.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Santa Barbara, CA July 7-12, 2017

We made it to Santa Barbara without a flat tire.  That's exciting!!  The traffic was terribly slow, so it took us most of the day, but once we got settled in, it was worth it.  With the temperatures in the high 70s, it's a great feeling.

Just another day at the beach, except the sign posted at the right reads "Recent Confirmed Shark Sighting".  I don't think we will be swimming today!

The boardwalk along the Santa Barbara beach was busy with lots of bikes, surreys, and walkers.

When we visit Santa Barbara, we always make a point to try some good seafood.  This was the Cioppino Seafood Stew in a sourdough bread favorite!

This artist was busy creating a very realistic sand sculpture

Tonight is "Cook Your Own Steak Night" at the Elks Lodge.  They let you choose your meat, then season and grill to your liking.  And yes, I was also wearing a hawaiian shirt...what are the chances??

Santa Barbara was experiencing a wildfire near Cachuma Lake.  The sky was filled with smoke, but it didn't really affect us in town.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Mt Charleston, NV Jun 29-Jul 7, 2017

We returned from San Diego to McWilliams Campground at Mt Charleston to celebrate Linda's Mom's 80th birthday.  Unfortunately, she wasn't able to come to the mountain as she was recovering from surgery.  The good news is that she is doing well, and we were able to visit her on her birthday in Fort Mohave.  

We were in campsite 18, and we loved it.  Room for 3 vehicles and fresh water across the road.

We had views of the forest and mountains

Celebrating with friends and family at the mountain - a great escape from the desert heat!

Our friends and their band "Headz or Tailz" was performing at the Foxtail Picnic area of Mt Charleston.  What a great time!

Tom & Debbie getting photo-bombed...

It looks like Myles is all ready for the 4th of July!

And what trip wouldn't be complete without another tire blowout!!!  This time I changed all 4 tires to the new Goodyear G614s.  At nearly 3x the cost of normal trailer tires, Discount Tire guarantees I won't have any problems with these.  We will see.....

Thursday, June 29, 2017

San Diego June 15-29, 2017

We stayed 2 more weeks in the San Diego area.  One week at Chula Vista RV Resort, and another week at Mission Bay RV Resort.  Both resorts are very nice, but very expensive in the Summer.  The weather was perfect.  Every day in the mid 70s and slight ocean breezes!  

The RV Park is next door to the Chula Vista Marina.

Linda's sister Cindy stayed with us for a few days!

Happy Hour!

Our site at Chula Vista RV Resort

Linda & Sonia at the Farmers Market in Little Italy

We're here at the monument at Soledad Mountain

Our campsite at Mission Bay RV Resort

Having breakfast at one of our favorite places here at Pacific Beach

Bike Ride around Mission Bay 

Taking a short break during our ride

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Oceanside, CA June 8-15, 2017

It was nice to escape from the desert in Oceanside.  We stayed at the Elks Lodge RV Park - and everyone must have had the same other vacancies!  

Sunset on the beach in Oceanside

Linda is busy taking pictures under the Oceanside Pier

We rode our bikes from Oceanside down to Carlsbad.

We decided to get rid of the old curtains, and built some new cornices for all the windows.  It gives it a fresh, clean look

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pahrump, NV June 4-8, 2017

We stayed at Lakeside RV Resort in Pahrump (Site #35).  While here, we visited with Tom & Debbie.  Also, Jessica and Erik stopped by on Sunday as well.  It was a little on the warm about 100 degrees, so we didn't get many photos at this stopover. 

Sunrise at the Lakeside Resort.  This view was directly across from our RV Site.

Sunset in Pahrump.  We snapped this picture about a mile from the RV Park.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Boulder City, NV May 24-June 4, 2017

We left Prescott early due to Linda's Mom having surgery.  She had Double Bypass Surgery with a few complications.  We are thankful that we could be with her during this time.  She is at home now, and doing much better!

To escape the heat, we went to Mt Charleston and hiked the Bristlecone Trail.  These Bristlecone Pines can live up to 5,000 years...making them among the oldest living things on earth

It was great escaping the desert heat.  We even threw a few snowballs during the hike...
Their twisty, gnarly bark and branches give the trees a uniquely beautiful appearance

Thankful to have our second air conditioner replaced...At 105 degrees, it was a necessity!

Boulder City's 13th Annual Best Dam BBQ and Car Show