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Apr 24, 2012 - Lake Casitas, Ca

Lake Casitas is a great location. Wide concrete spaces with full hookups (some sites). Ask for space A2 if you want to use your Direct or Dish system. Wild turkeys calling in the morning. A great place to relax. WATCH OUT FOR THE WATER PRESSURE...110# TO 140#. BLEW OUT OUR WATER FEED INTO THE TRAILER.

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Dec 22, 2010 - Week 15 (12/15-12/21):

Week 15 (12/15-12/21): What do you know? This area is in the midst of the worst rain storms in ten years. We were planning to move up the coast toward San Francisco. But we opted to play it safe, and stay put rather than drive in the wind and rain, and deal with the mudslides and road closures. We know we made the sensible decision, but we're getting stir crazy! The creek outside is rising rapidly. If it keeps rising, we'll have to bug out. One day was spent at the anemic Ojai library. Another day we ventured to Santa Barbara to visit a...

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Dec 15, 2010 - Week 14 (12/8-12/14):

Week 14 (12/8-12/14): After fighting traffic twice on Tuesday, we decide to skip the “Tonight Show” taping in favor of not driving anywhere, but going for a family bike ride instead. We have noticed drivers out here are much more friendly than East coast drivers. There is virtually no honking or rude gesturing. Then it occurred to us: it's only because absolutely everyone is on the phone, and either they don't notice what's going on around them, or they don't have a hand free to hit the horn. It's probably both. Thursday we attended the...

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May 5, 2010 - Trip planning and Dinner

We spent a lot of time going over the trip plans and trying to coordinate them. Richard and Murray had met a couple (with a HitchHiker) who are from Canada so they gave us great information about Banff and Jasper. One piece of advice was to make reservations now which proved more painful than you can imagine but it got done. That evening we drove to Ojai and had dinner at the Ranch House, a very uniquely decorated place with absolutely incredible food. Murray had halibut which he pronounced excellent and everyone else had a grilled pork...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Ojai

We decided to return to the Ojai campground we had last visited in February. This gave us a chance to visit with my mom, brother and sister, as they live relatively close by. We made a couple of trips to Thousand Oaks and went bike riding around the Ventura marina. We have been coming to this area for the last 30 years but have never been able to go out to Channel Islands National Park. Five islands make up the park; six miles of offshore waters surrounding the islands are protected as the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Native...

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Feb 24, 2009 - Ojai, CA

We camped in Ojai (pronounced Oh-Hi)for a week. We stayed at Camp Comfort, a county campground within Ojai city limits. Our campground was small, only 20 sites, situated in a small circle. All the sites could be seen from our RV and most of the time the only other person in the campground was the camp host. Ojai is a small town with boutique shops and lots of spas. It is out in the country and considered a delightful get-away town. We enjoyed riding bikes around the town, and going into Ventura for dinner and walking around that beach city....

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Jul 2, 2008 - Ojai, CA

We start out the day with sausage and swedish pancakes. Then it's on the road again as our trip ends right where it began in Ojai, CA. I'm sure the kids will do the waterpark when we arrive and then we will lose our little ones. The trip was filled with lots of laughs and fun times and hopefully they will always remember their trip with Nana and Poppi as we know we will! Thanks again for traveling with us and we hope you will continue to follow us as we start our trip to the East Coast the end of July.

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Apr 15, 2008 - Ventura Highway

Great day today! We drove to Ventura to visit the Channel Island Visitors Center to get info about where we will be going via boat on Thursday. Unfortunately, the building is being remodeled so we just got the basics. We drove by Ventura Beach and watched the really old surfers, surfing. I guess they just never got it out of their systems. Anyway, we enjoyed watching them. Nephew Jamie had mentioned that he and Sherry had stayed in Ojai when they were last here so we decided to drive into the mountains and see that area before returning to...

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Feb 15, 2008 - Side Trips

Along the way, we made side trips to Ojai and Lake Castaic. That's the great thing about being retired and RV'ing. You have the time to stop along the way and you're already "home". Then, rolling again, we continued on up to Santa Barbara and our first night out.

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Jun 10, 2007 - accepted position as Park Host at Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA.

We are going to stay put here at Lake Casitas (12 miles east of Ventura) until after Labor Day. We are officially "Park Hosts". We do at least 25 hours a week (between the two of us) for a free campsite and WOW, what a terrific site! A view of the lake right out our windows.

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