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Sep 27, 2016 - Pio Pico

We are back in California, sand and scrub brush. Temps should head back up today. We have been Lucky, fuel prices have remained low, average is $2.30 with a lot lately at $2.19. We have been able to utilize Thousand Trails occasionally and Passport America parks for 1/2 price. Also Good Sam for a 10% discount. Mike's GPS picks out a route and really gets fussy when you deviate from it. She is from 2013 and there has been construction in every state so she gets very confused at times. We are currently on I-8 and it is under construction...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Fun with Friends

We made our way through the traffic of San Diego to our next stop just southeast of there in Jamul, CA. I had never heard of Jamul before, but it is a really rural area once again with no cell phone service. We purchased their internet connection which cost us each $15 for a week in order to be able to keep in touch with the rest of the world and it has worked very well, but we are just not interested in experiencing the true wilderness. We like the amenities of modern life too much. We had planned to get together with friends from our...

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Feb 9, 2015 - Jamul, California

January 27 Our drive from El Centro to the Thousand Trails in Jamul, CA, was only about 90 miles, so we were in no hurry to get on the road. A good part of our route was on I-8. I'm always intrigued by how rocky this part of California is. We got off of I-8 onto CA94, which winds along the southern border. Clark spied a place to get propane in the little town of Boulevard. Getting in and out of that tiny parking lot was interesting and it was good he was driving. I would never have attempted it. A young woman, fueling her car, was a...

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Jan 28, 2015 - TTN Pio Pico

From March AFB, 90 miles straight south on I-215 you'll into San Diego, CA and due east of that wonderful city in the foothills is the little town of Jamul near the border with Mexico. Our three weeks here were spent catching up with three other couples who are also full-time RV'ers. We counted this time as a blessing as it was only by blessing all of us friends ended up at this park at this time... We also, visited with Davids aunt Lorraine and uncle Ron. They introduced us to a local taqueria chain named Rubio's, if you're in this area,...

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Dec 16, 2013 - Not all experiences are positive

Dec. 13, we headed west again, leaving Yuma and Arizona for Southern California. Linda is no fan of the desert, with her anxiety levels going up the more the surroundings seem hot, dry and barren, so as we hit the “real desert” a few miles into California, she was not comfortable. The scrub along the roadside gave way to sand, with large dunes completely devoid of vegetation and sporting dune buggy tracks galore with a few hardy folks dry camping around occasional clumps of palms. Fortunately for Linda, we were soon past that area, moving...

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Feb 20, 2012 - San Diego Sky Diving

It was a bright sunny morning with only a few clouds in the sky so Judy and I stopped at the San Diego Sky Diving Airport just down the road from the campground. - We figured what the heck so we decided to try it. You know what they say..you only live once. In the case of Sky Diving, if anything goes wrong that is a very true statement. Once we were up in the air it took 15 minutes or so to reach altitude. Once we were high enough we were pushed out of the plane and we free fell for what seemed like a eternity but it was only a minute....

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Feb 19, 2012 - The Point Loma Tide Pools

Friday we made our second visit to Cabrillo National Monument but this time not to check out the Old Point Loma Light House but to check out the "Tide Pools" at low tide. The day before I checked the internet and found that the low tide was at 1:00 PM and that was perfect for us. - We took the second road to the right after entering the Monument which was a switchback road that ended at the overlook of the tide pools. After we were parked it was a foot path that also switchbacked down to the level of the ocean. If we could have taken the...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Part 2- At the Harbor

It sure was nice to have the warm weather but it has vanished. Rain and cloudy with only brief bursts of sunshine. The temp right now is 57 degrees and it's just past noon. Heck, it should be at least 67 or maybe a little more. I really shouldn't complain because we have had very comfortable weather during our California stay so far and that's been over a month. I'm not sure if you remember my entries from back in December when we went through $140 of propane and had a $115 electric bill but since arriving in Ca we have used $1.65 day in...

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Feb 11, 2012 - A Whale of a Journey

Well after two days I'm giving up trying to get the last photo uploaded for this entry. With a slow Internet connection it's very frustrating to get the photo's to load. With a good connection I can upload 10 at a time but I could not even to get the last of the 14 to load. Enough on all that, I shouldn't take my frustrations out on you. - Yesterday's entry was about the Whale Watching Cruise on the Flagship, a San Diego Harbor Excursion. We went out looking for Eastern Pacific Gray Whales, they average 45 feet in length and weigh in around...

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Feb 9, 2012 - Pio Pico Campground

I forgot to do a entry with photos or our campground here at TT Pio Pico so I'm doing it now for you all to see how nice this place is. It's nice proximity to San Diego and the beaches but we are in the middle of nowhere and that's the way most TT campgrounds are. The one in Palm Springs is the opposite being right along side of Interstate 10. We, in fact cancelled two reservations at TT Palm Springs just for that reason. - We are not really far out of town but we are in hilly country as you can see in the one photo with the curvy road....

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Feb 6, 2012 - We Were Tourists Yesterday

Susan was done with her activities at noon yesterday so we picked her up at her hotel and went touristing. We drove south of her hotel and across the Coronado Island Bridge to, yes you guessed it, Coronado Island. Susan treated us to a delicious lunch at Brigantine Seafood. Thank you Susan. Up on the bridge you could get a birds eye view of downtown San Diego. We of course had to stop and check out the beaches while we were there and watched the surfers trying to catch a wave. - Next stop was Cabrillo National Monument which is on the...

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Feb 3, 2012 - Wine Country, Temecula, California

Yesterday we picked up Susan at her hotel and drove 60 miles north to the wine producing area of Temecula. It has the perfect soil and climate to produce wines equal to or maybe equal to Napa Valley. - We were all starving and the first place we hit was Rosa's Cantina. The food was great and Judy and I each had Chile Colorado and Susan had Fish Tacos. The orders were placed like a fast food restaurant and at first we almost walked out the door but the food was great. I cleaned my plate off except for the refried beans and even helped Judy...

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