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Light rail system

Great beach area in the Carlsbad area

Beach area showing housing very close to the ocean

I love the color of the water

More beach and a fishing pier

Pelican wind vane

One-way road near the beach

Very close to the beach

Unique tree

Interesting building along Rt 101

Nancy taking a picture of Nancy

Another neat building along Rt 101 in Carlsbad


Going down to a public parking area near the beach in Carlsbad

House along Rt 101 in Carlsbad

Beautiful stretch of beach along Rt 101


Along Rt 101

An artsy shot by Nancy

Carlsbad is a little bit south of Oceanside and is a little more upscale that Oceanside. As you can see the beaches are very close to the road at times. We checked out a state park that has camping right on the beach and found out that they had just decided to really enforce the 35 ft maximum length on motorhomes for some reason. They even have it marked off at the entrance station so they can check your length before they let you in. That eliminates my 38 ft Dutch Star, so we moved on without even looking at the sites. I hope that's not a state wide situation because it would eliminate Silver Strand State Park campground on Coronado Island that we would really like to visit some time.

We've moved to another site here at Guajome campground for several nights, and then we have to move again to another site on Sunday. That's the only way that we could work it out to stay here for an additional week while it warms up in the Yosemite area. This is quite a nice campground, as was the other San Diego County campground that we stayed at. We'd return to either of them. They're quite well maintained, have pretty decent bathrooms with showers, and are much more reasonably priced than the private campgrounds any where near the ocean. $24 per night is a real bargain around here, although it's higher than I've become used to paying as a fulltimer.

Tomorrow I think that we may ride the 7 mile bike trail which goes right to the beach. That would be 14 miles round trip which should give us quite a workout. The trail follows a river all the way to the ocean.

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