Sunday, February 28, 2016

South Texas Feb 26-Mar 1, 2016

Aransas Pass, Texas Feb 26-28

We stayed 2 nights at Southern Oaks Luxury RV Resort.  It's near Corpus Christi, TX.  We liked the location because it's between Rockport and Port Aransas.  They are both small coastal towns that are popular with the snowbirds.  

To get to Port Aransas, you must take the ferry.  It's less than a 5 minute ride, but we waited more than 30 minutes to get on the ferry.  It was still worth it!

We drove for miles on the sandy beaches of Mustang Island.  Port Aransas is the only established town on the island.  It's located just north of Padre Island.

Sunset over the pond at the RV park

Beaumont, TX Feb 28-Mar 1

We spent the next 2 nights at Gulf Coast RV Resort.  While in Beaumont, we just relaxed for a couple of days.  We've been pretty busy lately, and it was nice to do mostly nothing...

Friday, February 26, 2016

San Antonio Texas Feb 21-26 2016

After leaving Yuma, we headed for San Antonio.

  The first night we spent at the Elks Lodge in the sleepy little town of Wilcox, AZ.  We had the entire place to ourselves...

 It was a long day of driving, but sometimes that's what it takes...The next night was in Fort Stockton, TX.  On the way, we drove through a torrential downpour, but just as we arrived, it finally stopped.  Didn't need to break out the raincoat...

We spent the next 3 nights at the Elks lodge in San Antonio, TX.

This is the San Fernando Cathedral.  This is where Davy Crockett, William Travis and Jim Bowie are entombed.  It's the oldest cathedral in the State of Texas

A final morning hike at OP Schnabel Park in San Antonio where we saw some deer, squirrels and birds

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Las Vegas Area Feb 9-21 2016

After a month in San Diego we made our way back to Las Vegas to say goodbye to our friends and family before we head back east.

After staying the first night at Tom & Debbie's in Pahrump,  we spent the next 5 nights at the Oasis RV Resort on the Las Vegas Strip.  A nice change from the Elks Lodge where we usually stay.  Much closer to friends and family.  We don't think Myles liked it much because there was no McDonald's close by.  LOL

Our next two stops we visited our parents in Kingman and in Mohave Valley, AZ. We always enjoy playing cards and chatting.

After a quick stop in Quartzite AZ we headed to Yuma, AZ.  It was our first time to Yuma and we were quite surprised to see the agriculture there. We stayed with John and Alice and were given the Nickel tour of Yuma. 

We also enjoyed watching John bring in a few Big Fish..  

Of Course as wonderful as we think full time RVing is...there are times that aren't so fun..  We had a tire blowout on Hwy 95. But luckily no damage was done to the RV.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

San Onofre Beach Military Campground - Feb 4 to 9, 2016

Ken & Ruth invited us to camp with them at Camp Pendleton campground on the beach.  It's called San Onofre Beach.  Our campsites were on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Brian & Terri also stayed with us.  They rented a cottage at the beach as well.  We had a great time with campfires, good food, good views and good company!  

Getting ready for a train ride from San Clemente to Orange, California

Terri, Brian & Bruce taking a break from a long day visiting Orange, California

This is a favorite spot for surfers.  On the weekend, there were dozens of surfers waiting to catch a great wave!

This is about as good as it gets!

This is the Spanish Mission at San Juan Capistrano

Another view of the Mission.  The original mission was founded in 1776.

A whimsical sign at the Los Rios District in San Juan Capistrano

The Los Rios District is one of the oldest neighborhood in California.  Among the 31 structures, there are still 3 adobe homes that were built in 1794 for the Mission families.

I'm not sure why this lady is standing in the middle of a railroad track...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mission Bay RV Resort - Jan 4-Feb 4 2016

When we first arrived at Mission Bay (San Diego), the weather was pretty wet.  We had several days of rain with an occasional downpour, but thankfully no flooding in the park.  Then, later in the month we had a storm with strong winds.  It actually blew our new satellite dish off the roof.  Thankfully, it wasn't damaged too badly.  Other than that, the weather was great!  We stayed in site 113, but as a future note, we would like to get a corner site (8 or 9).  We had a great time here, and made lots of great new friends too!

This is an overhead photo of Mission Bay RV Resort.  The RV Park is in the middle of the peninsula

There are lots of good walking/biking paths around Mission Bay.  We took many morning walks around this part of the bay.

Sunset view of the peninsula at Mission Bay

We always enjoy visiting Old Town - San Diego.  Lots of quaint shops and restaurants.

There are so many eclectic neighborhoods in the San Diego area.  This was our first time to see North Park.  

The Lily Pond with some of the beautiful architecture in the background at Balboa Park

Balboa Park has 1200 acres of gardens, museums, theaters, restaurants and the San Diego Zoo.  It's a must-see if you are ever in the area.

Mission Bay Park is the largest aquatic park in the country.  It's 4,600 acres, about 50% land, and 50% water. A great way to see more of it is by kayak.

We enjoyed riding our bikes from the RV Park to the Mission Beach-Pacific Beach Boardwalk.  It's a great place to people-watch!

Linda found some beautiful dried flowers at the Hillcrest Farmers Market.  It's one of the better farmers markets that we've visited.

We took the Metrolink train from Oceanside to Orange, California.  They have a great deal on weekends - All day rides for only $10

Linda met up with an Instagram friend - Chris.  She was so nice and gave us a wonderful tour of her town.

Linda met up with another Instagram friend, Sonja.  They had a great time visiting one another in Encinitas, California.  

Here are some more friends that we made at the RV Park.  Scott, Norma, Viola, Hans and Lisa.  They got us started playing Pickleball.  What a fun game and a great group of people!

Having dinner with Scott, Norma and Viola at Lou & Mickeys - in the Gaslamp Quarter

While at the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Linda got some great night-time photos of the beautiful street.

Our newest addition to the family.  Say Hello to Molly!