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