Thursday, March 30, 2017

Indian Hills Camp - Jamul, Ca Mar 3-30, 2017

About a year ago, we applied to volunteer with an RVing organization, and after the background checks were verified, we were finally accepted.  It's called S.O.W.E.R.(Servants on Wheels Ever Ready).  It's a Christian Ministry where RVers volunteer their time and talents in helping with new construction, maintenance or repairs at churches, retreats, orphanages, schools, etc.  


Our first project is here at Indian Hills Camp in Jamul, California.  It's just outside of San Diego in the foothills.  More than 20,000 kids pass through here each year. 




With different lodging options such as Old West Town cabins, teepees, tents, covered wagons...and activites like paintball, zipline, campfires, farmyard, BMX track...it's a great time for all the kids.





Richard and I helped to re-shingle the roof on the Dining Hall, and then we started construction of this 12x16 shed for the Well Pump. 
 Linda and Toni spent their time painting this amphitheater and a shed. With over 80 structures and buildings...painting is a never-ending task.  


Toni and Linda feeding the donkeys their daily carrots...


On one of our days off, we (Dick, Toni, Linda and I) took the train from El Cajon into Old Town, San Diego.
This is actually a train layout at the Model Train Museum in San Deigo...It almost looks real!!!



This guy needs no introduction!



Linda met up with some of her photography friends (Sharon & Sonya) in Encinits, CA



This is one of the shopping areas in Pacific Beach.  It's so fun to walk here and then only minutes to the beach.



We walked through the campgound here at Carlsbad State Beach.  We used to camp here for many years.  It brings back a lot of good memories...


Molly is enjoying the great outdoors too.  from inside the RV


Friday, March 3, 2017

Mission Bay - San Diego Jan 31-Mar 3, 2017

We always enjoy staying in San Diego.   From the beaches to the trains.  From the farmers markets to the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego.  There is always something to do.  Even with several days of rain, the weather here can't be beat!  The month sure did fly by!!! 

We never get tired of seeing the waves crashing at the beach

This is part of the path around the bay.  We walk around this nearly every day.


It was a cool foggy morning on the boardwalk at Mission Beach.  It almost looks like we're in London!


The pier at Pacific Beach looks so cool with their little bungalows.  






Linda, Sonja and I had a nice breakfast after a great bike ride.


This place is always busy with people enjoying views of the ocean while drinking beer and listening to great music.   

On the grassy bluff overlooking Pacific Beach

We had the opportunity to kayak around part of Mission Bay.

The Historic Heart of San Diego is here in the Gaslamp Quarter.  Always great food and fun walking up and down the streets here.
A visit to Seaport Village

Friday, February 3, 2017

Silver Strand SB, Coronado, CA Jan 26-31, 2017

This was another first...staying at Silver Strand State Beach.  It's quite expensive, and the campsites are anything but spacious...but the views of the Pacific Ocean are priceless.  We were backed up right to the beach, so our "backyard" was gorgeous!


The weather was great...and we were able to walk on the beach every day.  So relaxing!!




When we weren't walking on the beach, we were sitting...




Although the sites were narrow, they still had a nice view



We drove in to Coronado on our Wedding Anniversary (18 years) and walked all around the town and had a nice dinner at Coronado Brewing Company.




Monday, January 30, 2017

Sweetwater Summit Park - Bonita, CA Jan 22-26, 2017

This was our first time to Sweetwater Summit Regional Park.  It's near Chula Vista...in a town called Bonita.  So, it's very close to the city, but it feels like you are out in the country.  They have miles of equestrian trails and pretty large campsites with full hookups.  Unfortunately, the weather was quite windy and rainy much of the time, but we were able to get out and enjoy the campground in between rain showers.




Our campsite (31) would be great in the summer time, because we had plenty of shade.  If we stayed here again during the winter we would probably opt for site 129... or one of the others along the outer edge.  Those sites had sweeping views of the valleys.

The grass was very green everywhere in the area.  We suspect it's because of all the previous rain.  We also heard that San Diego is no longer in a drought, so that's great news for them!

Looks like it's time for another picture!

Imperial Beach Pier at sunset has some pretty dramatic views.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Boulder City, NV Dec 1 - Jan 22, 2017

It's great being back in Vegas for the Christmas and New Year Holidays.  Lots of time with friends and family.  We stayed in Boulder City all but two nights, when we stayed at Lake Mead for New Years Eve with Tim, Cindy and some other friends.  We also were able to make several trips to Arizona to visit with Mom & Dad Robinson and Linda's Mom & Ron.  

Winter-time in Boulder City at the Park.




Christmas at Erin & Ryan's House



Uncle Bruce, Erin and Daddy-Brian
Sylas and Myles posing with heir new Star Wars Hats and gloves.





Christmas at Tim and Cindy's House


Kevin and the Girls

The 3 Nuffer Sisters - Looking Good!


Cindy and her kids - Kevin and Chelsea

Myles and his cousins - Tristan and Brielle

Ski Trip Getaway to Eagle Point, Utah.  The weather wasn't the best, but it was still fun!



Views at Lake Mead