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Sep 30, 2017 - Crusing Pacific Highway 1

Next we headed down Pacific Highway 1. It is the road the hugs the coast with great views of the Pacific. We drove over to Mendocino first, which is a pretty little seaside town. After this we drove through a few hippy seaside towns that all smelt a bit funny. We stopped for dinner in Gualala. The plan was the camp near Bodega Bay, a small fishing village. Unfortunately it was Saturday night and it seems the whole of San Francisco had the same idea! All the campsites were fully booked. We decided to cruise on down the coast and try and...

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Apr 18, 2017 - Bodega Bay & More

We visited one of our favorite places again today. We drove through the tiny town of Sebastopol over to Bodega, California and then on to Bodega Bay, California. We had hoped to camp at the Marina RV Park this trip, it is right on the water and next to the marina. Their prices had skyrocketed since our last visit. We passed on camping here and just enjoyed spending a day instead. We visited some of the areas where the movie by Alfred Hitchcock “The Birds” was filmed. We drove all around the bay area, it was a bit foggy today but still...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Bodega Bay, CA - A Nice Drive Across the Delta & Through the Wine Country

(Ron Writing) We stayed in Stockton yesterday to catch up on some “work” while we had a good internet connection. I also needed to get a haircut and Elena wanted to do some shopping at the mall. So we just moved our house to a nice shady spot in the mall parking lot where I could work on the computer and Elena could shop. Late this morning we left Stockton heading north on I-5 a few miles to CA-12 west. We’d never driven this highway before and it was an interesting drive. It cuts right across the California delta area between San Francisco...

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Jun 14, 2016 - The Birds Church and Sunset

Today we decided to check out the town of Bodega Bay which didn't take long. We checked out a couple of kite shops and really there wasn't much else. We looked for a place to get diesel since we are moving on tomorrow. We have an app that helps with that. What it didn't know was the marina station it sent us to had just closed permanently. We asked a guy who was cleaning up where we could get diesel and he told us to drive to Jenner about 20 minutes north which we did. Glad we weren't on empty. I can't believe there isn't anything any...

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Headed West 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - Portuguese Beach

We planned for this week to be a low-key recovery time much like our spring days in Port Aransas and it has been. Frankly we needed it after daily hikes in San Francisco. Today while I got some laundry processed, Stan went over to find beach pictures without the weekend crowds. He took some at Portuguese Beach which is about a 10 minute drive from here. When Stan returned our neighbor had taken the cover off his 1949 Chevy truck parked by his fifth wheel. It obviously has a new coat of red paint so he keeps a car canvas on it most of the...

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Jun 12, 2016 - The Community Center next door

Part of the uniqueness of this park is that it is next door to the Community Center. There is a park as well including a community garden and the Nicholas Green Bell Tower. Nicholas Green was a 7 yr. old resident of Bodega Bay when he was shot and killed in a highway robbery in Italy in 1994. His parents donated his organs and saved 7 Italians. The people in Italy were so grateful, they sent handcrafted bells that have been hung on an open tower and placed along a hiking trail behind the community center. In the center is a larger bell...

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Jun 10, 2016 - Armstrong Redwoods

We moved to Bodega Bay RV Park which is about an hour northwest of San Francisco yesterday. We thought we would be within sight of water (Pacific Ocean specifically) but as it turns out we aren't. This was disappointing at first but the beaches are only about a mile down the road. There is a Mexican restaurant on the grounds so that is nice. The park it self is nice. The sign says they were established in 1967 and with that in mind they have done a great job of updating with plenty of 50 amp sites and the WiFi so far is great. There is a...

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May 29, 2015 - The Russians Were Here!!!

We spent the Memorial Weekend “dry camping” in Bodega Bay at West Side County Park – located right on the water. “Dry camping” is when there are no hook ups and we are relying on only the fresh water we carry (90 gallons), our gray (dish/shower) and black (toilet) water tanks and battery power (supplemented daily by running the generator a few hours a day). It is not my favorite way to RV but it does allow us more choices and some stunning campsites – especially over a holiday weekend. Many folks think of Alfred Hitchcock's film “The Birds”...

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Apr 29, 2014 - Muir Woods (redwoods), Bodega Bay (Birds!), Fairfield, CA

Muir Woods/Bodega Bay. After leaving San Francisco we headed towards Muir Woods to view the redwoods. We always wondered if there was a difference between redwoods and sequoias other than both being big trees. We also planned on going to Sequoia National Park earlier in our trip but were advised that chains were necessary with all vehicle tires in order to enter the Park and we weren’t about to do that so we by-passed it. When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he...

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2014 Southwest Trip

Apr 14, 2014 - Sonoma County (Home)

Northern California is a beautiful place. The landscape is diverse and varied and there is plenty to see and do, especially if you love being outdoors and in nature. Plenty of visitors arrive each year from all over the world, especially during summer. Symbolically, San Fransisco and the Golden Gate bridge are the beginning of Northern California. There is a tunnel just beyond the G.G. bridge with a rainbow painted above through which all traffic must pass, and when you exit, your in Northern California. There is usually a cool ocean breeze...

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California Trip

Feb 4, 2014 - Bodega Bay, Chowchilla & Barstow CA

We drove through San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge - always a thrill and beautiful. Our next stop was Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, right on Bodega Bay. Porto Bordega RV Park and Marina was right on the bay in a lovely little cove. Bodega Bay is a fishing village; most of the boats were well-used fishing vessels, with a few better painted ones to take visitors out fishing. It's well-known for its oysters, crabs, and clams. We missed Clam Chowder Day, with tasting of the competitors. We did try several of the winning...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Bodega Bay, CA - Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park

Our trip from Monterey to Bodega Bay, CA was 182 miles from the coast to Silicon Valley, across the San Francisco Bay and back to the coast again. The traffic wasn't too bad on a Saturday morning but seven lanes of traffic can be a little stressful when you are traveling in a 60 foot vehicle combination and you have maniacs all around you in a hurry to get on with their weekend! We arrived at the Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park to a packed campground. Thank goodness we had a reservation! On Sunday, most left and the campground was only about...

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