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Jul 13, 2016 - On to Monterey Bay, CA

We took the 101 all the way to Marina. We thought about coming up Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway but glad we didn't. We did drive down it just in the truck and we were very grateful that we didn't do it with the 5th wheel. It is sure beautiful scenery though. It was pretty much foggy when we drove down so we didn't go too far. We also took the 17 mile drive past Pebble Beach which was beautiful. Lots of photo ops on that trip. It is cold here! It was 56 degrees this morning....we don't miss the heat but Angel was wishing she had a...

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May 23, 2016 - Morrow Bay to Hearst Castle to Monterey/Marina

First thing this morning, we decided to take a walk out toward Morro Rock to get one last taste of the beauty of this area. Then we started our journey up the Pacific Coast Highway. The first part of the road was awesome - smooth, wide, and not too winding with not much traffic. Later on we had some winding roads, narrow roads, and cliff side roads. Traffic was heavier than the first part of it, but still not too bad. Luckily the cliff was on the west side of the road and we were going north. The going was slow at times. The view, however,...

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Sep 26, 2015 - Getting ready

We are getting ready for our next big trip. Charlotte has been healing well and is feeling a lot better. Her incision is looking good and she is ready to travel. We will be starting out on Sunday Sep 27 after church. I just wanted to send this out to let you know we are getting ready to go. If you do not wish to receive these updates please let me know and I will take you off the list. I think this time Charlotte will join me in writing some of these, so there will be some days that will be better than others. Hope you enjoy these postings.

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Jul 4, 2014 - Home

Up early this morning, we are planning on this day to go from Ashland, OR to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. We will packed up and rolling at 7 AM with a big climb to start the day, there is a high pass that you go over between Oregon and California. Yesterday and then again today I changed how I drive the RV, I have cut back the speed on freeways from 61-62 to 56-57 mph. This is only 5 mph, but it makes such a big difference in the drive. It seems that the motorhome handles a little better, and I am more relaxed while driving. So...

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May 31, 2014 - Getting ready to go

Well here we are again, getting ready for another little trip. This will be the longest one yet, but not as many miles. Our main problem that we are worrying about is how Squirt is going to handle us gone so long. Probably won't even notice that we are gone. Our next door neighbor will be visiting him twice a day and will also be taking care of a plethora of Charlotte's plants. On this web site you can see our itinerary and if you have any questions you can email me. I will be checking at least every other day, except for during the cruise....

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Jul 1, 2013 - Getting ready

Well, we are working on getting everything ready for our next road trip, 3 weeks to Texas and back. Picked up the Motorhome Saturday and have been getting a few little things done to it to make it comfortable for us. Halfway loaded, the rig not me, and almost ready to head out Wednesday.

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Oct 10, 2012 - maeina dunes rv park

took Monterrey movie tour, saw lots of set for movies,filmed in Monterrey, but like the liz taylor movie, was billed as places all over the world. The scene with Liz suppose to be in England, but filmed at pebble beach golf course. The movie star trek voyage home, at the aquarium, open sea looked like big whale holding pond.

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Sep 21, 2011 - Day 10 Marina CA

wow, i think it is about time i said i'm too old for this shit! today was a very trying time for bebe and i driving rt1 in CA for the third time in fog/mist/curvy roads, mist and wind and bebe was doing most of the driving... a very disappointing weather day gave us sights that are awesome when the weather is clear... the curvy, steep roads are too much and will be OUR last time on this part of the rt1. and we still have mucho yet to do of it... and the weather is getting colder, not good! even still with all my bitchin' we still got some...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Oceano to Marina on California Highway 1

We were unable to leave Oceano for Marina on June 14th as planned. The truck engine began missing while we were touring the Oceano area on Friday, June 12th. I was certain the problem was similar to last year when we had a bad fuel injector, so I took the truck to the Ford dealer on Saturday. The diesel mechanic was not working that day but I had the fuel filters replaced. Then the truck quit completely at the gate of the RV park. I had it towed to the Ford dealer and the service rep said that if the only problem was an injector, it would...

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Pacific Coast 2009

Mar 31, 2008 - PCH-Marina, CA

We woke to a cold morning – 35 degrees – brrrrr! We were back into winter weather conditions, although the day was clear and crisp with not a cloud in the sky. After a short trip up the coast to San Simeon we stopped for a tour of the Hearst Castle. The Hearst Castle was built by William Randolph Hearst over a 28 year period beginning in 1919 with the help of architect, engineer and artist Julia Morgan. William Randolph Hearst’s father, who had moved from Missouri to California, had made his fortune by discovering silver near San Francisco...

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Jan 8, 2008 - Rainbows, Rain and RV's

Things I have learned or discovered today - 1. Today's driving experience is the reason I learned to drive at "10 and 2" back in driver's ed. Driving an RV in inclement weather means always, always having two hands on the wheel. 2. The arm rests sure do feel good when you've forgotten about them for the previous 20 minutes. 3. When looking for the light in the bathroom, look up on the ceiling. It will still be up there when you go to turn it off less than a minute later. 4. Being stuck in traffic in an RV is not any more fun than being...

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Aug 31, 2007 - Marina, CA

On Tuesday, we moved about 40-some miles to the Monterey Bay; with the move from inland to the coast, the temperatures dropped 30-some degrees. Our timing was perfect: just when Morgan Hill (and Walnut Creek) reached 100 degrees, we're at Marina Dunes where the high was 68. When we arrived at the freeway exit next to the rv park in Marina, traffic was backed-up and police and other official vehicles/uniforms were everywhere. We eventually got the news that there had been a shark attack on the beach adjacent to the rv park (and it was the...

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