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Sep 20, 2019 - Acton CA- Soledad Canyon RV & Camping Resort

Continuing our journey south, we stopped here for a couple of days. Ended up going into town to McDonalds to use the internet. This hasn’t been the best year for our Verizon Internet. We haven’t had use of it about half the time. Roger says there is an antenna you can buy that helps get Verizon. We’ve seen it on a few campers. We probably need to look into that before we head out next year. When we went into town, we were unsure as to whether we could get back to the campground. The police had one of the roads blocked off and as we drove...

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Retired at Last!

Jan 20, 2019 - Soledad Canyon - Day 3

Day 12. Sunday 20th January Sun again so we set off another walk, this time mainly around the camp. We went to the opposite end to the one yesterday & we did find a a way out to wander up a dirt road to explore a bit. Didn’t see much wildlife apart from some long eared hares or rabbits & lots of black crows. We had a bowl of clam chowder, bread & coffee at the little camp store on the way back. An early lunch as it turned out as I left Viv back at the RV & decided to venture out across the road to try & clamber up one of the small hills...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 19, 2019 - Soledad Canyon - Day 2

Day 11. Saturday 19th Jan Another sunny start to the day. The camp here is in a valley or canyon surrounded by high hills with higher snow capped mountains in the distance. We are North of Los Angeles with a line of hills in between. There is a metro train that goes into Los Angeles on the track that passes by the site but the nearest station is about eight miles away. We decided to take a walk into the nearby town of Acton so set off through the camp about half a mile to the far end. Unfortunately when we got to the end the emergency exit...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 18, 2019 - Soledad Canyon - Day 1

Day 10. Friday 18th Jan Hooray! At last we’ve had a sunny day. It’s been really lovely after the last four days of dull &rainy weather. Started of with a walk round part of the camp site, it’s huge. Several areas are closed over the winter but there must be over 100 RVs, fifth wheelers & caravans parked in our area. The main club house & the family club house are about half a mile apart, quite a walk. Despite all the rigs about you don’t see many people. Nobody seems to be using the tennis or Pickleball courts or the swimming pool or the...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 17, 2019 - On The Road Again!

Day 9. Thursday 17th Jan And didn’t it rain! All night long it pounded away & every so often an acorn or something else fell of the tree beside us & clonked down on the roof. Not a very restful night especially as the noise of the rain is somewhat amplified inside the RV. So we were up quite early & tidied everything away ready to leave. We wanted to head back to Oxnard via Santa Barbara to the Walmart store we used on Sunday to stock up again for the next four day stint at a place called Soledad Canyon North of Los Angeles. At least the...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Oct 20, 2017 - Visit to Ronald Reagan’s Museum and Camping with Russians

October 20 – Visit to Ronald Reagan’s Museum and Camping with Russians We drove west 50 miles this morning after a haircut and floor cleaning to visit and tour the Ronald Reagan Museum and Air Force One exhibit. The building is huge (243,000 sq. ft.) and the exhibits numerous and exhaustive. It included a large area about the Titanic that President Reagan made a national memorial and a 90,000 sq. ft. building holding the Air Force One Boeing 707 and Marine One chopper. Using private contributions, in 2016 dollars, it cost $141 million not...

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Oct 19, 2017 - Travel Through Mojave Desert to Acton, CA

October 19 – Travel Through Mojave Desert to Acton, CA Our travel south through southern California was an eye opener. After we exited the citrus growing area, we came to the desert, Mojave, with tumble weeds, Joshua Trees, oil rigs, wind farms and solar power fields and mountains to climb, in third gear and only dry weeds growing as far as I could see. The distant mountains were barely visible due to smoke and/or dust. We are staying at a KOA in Acton, instead of dry camping at a vineyard due to the afternoon heat. Total Trip Miles: 6,750

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May 16, 2017 - Snakes Alive!

Wow! It is cold here...and MUCH colder where we are headed! 𯘒𯘨 We ended up spending an extra night in Acton to avoid "Frozen Mix" in June Lake. High's in the high '40's and lows in the low 20's. Ugh! It will warm up by Thursday so we will head for Bishop today and plan on two nights there. That is why we do not make reservations anywhere - to allow for complete flexibility. Since we plan to stay in the KMart in Bishop, two nights will work out just right. On a walk through our campground here in Acton, we were strolling along the edge of...

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Summer 2017

May 13, 2017 - Off we go again

So, tomorrow we are off on another adventure. It is much easier now that the motorhome is stored 100 miles away. We load one large storage box, a cooler, the golf clubs and bag, the dogs and off we go. Driving through LA is SO much easier in the car. Piece of cake. Of course, we tend to forget more things...oh well. One year we forgot one of the dogs! That was when we had the Shih-Tzu's. They were easy to lose in the motorhome. Luckily we realized it right away, circled back and there he was, sitting on the porch. No chance of...

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Summer 2017

Jan 9, 2017 - Not so fast

Well after a most enjoyable 5 days it was time to move on. First stop at the Blue Beacon truck wash in Arvin Ca for a most needed rig wash. they do a great job at these stations (38$) can't be beat. Then we were off for the climb thru Tejon Pass(4200ft) as we entered the Angeles National forest on our way to Acton. It is located about an hour east of LA so traffic was a bit nuts of course, but a 54ft rig still beats out a Toyota lol. We continued on at this altitude for another hour or so till we entered the Antelope Valley in the San...

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Into the sun 16/17

Jan 1, 2017 - Onward

I hope you’ve enjoyed following my journey. I’ve visited 35 of the United States plus 5 Canadian Provinces. I’ve hauled my RV 17,836 miles, yet averaged under 200 miles per week. It’s been a fantastic two-year odyssey. One that few will ever experience. This post concludes this travel blog but by no means does it conclude my ongoing adventure. If you want to continue reading my saga, then “Follow” me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParipateticOne/ If you just want to know where I go, then “Follow” me on Twitter:...

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Jan 1, 2017 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I frequently get asked about my lifestyle. I decided to finish up this blog by answering a few of the most frequently asked questions. Question: How do you get your mail? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine. To start with, before I began full-timing, I converted as much as possible to on-line access. Nearly all of my accounts (credit cards, bank accounts, health insurance, life insurance, etc.) have “paperless” options. They email my statements directly to me or I log in to access them. As a result, nothing urgent ever gets sent to...

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