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Apr 16, 2017 - Easter at a winery

We have found that using our membership in "Harvest Hosts" is a very nice benefit. First, we are able to park overnight (or two) in some nice places (usually a winery, but we've stayed at alpaca range, midwest farms, but mostly wineries which is fine. No cost to stay, they usually expect us to buy something that they are selling. Only fair. Gives us a chance to practice our boondocking skills due to the fact that there is normally no electric, water or sewer. No problem for a day or two if we come in with empty waste tanks and full of fresh...

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Nov 5, 2016 - Paso Robles, CA - Nov 1-3

The drive from Monterey to Paso Robles was short and uneventful. We arrived on Tuesday, 11-1, and stayed for 3 nights. Tom’s sister Madelyn (sister #3) was our hostess but we did park and sleep at a relatively new and very nice RV park. Madelyn lives in a wonderful location but the road up to the house is narrow and there is a sharp turn into the driveway. Tom was not willing to try hauling the trailer up there. So after setting up we headed off to Madelyn’s and her daughter Kate (#4) drove up from Santa Ynez to visit with us, which was a...

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Apr 21, 2016 - I See Grapevines...Everywhere!

We had a great time in Paso Robles. The weather was wonderful...warm days and cold nights. Perfect weather for growing red wine grapes! I recommend visiting this area in the Spring or Fall, the summers can get very hot (100+) and during the winter season the endless rows of grapevines look barren and brown. It has been a couple years since we've stayed at Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles. The family that owned the resort sold it about a year ago and it is now part of Sun RV Resorts – a company that owns about 50 RV resorts throughout...

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Mar 29, 2016 - Vines RV Resort (3/23 - 3/26/16)

Hello from Paso Robles, CA. Vines RV Resort is a really nice RV park. It just has one downfall . . . our site is right next to a busy road. There is a wall about 4' high, but that puts it just in line with the traffic on the road. If they would only build another 3 or 4 feet on top, the noise would be drastically reduced. But, it is still a pretty place. It has 2 swimming pools, hot tub, very nice library, laundry facilities, outdoor barbeque, several fire pits, nice bathhouse. We are in site 25. When asked if we could extend our stay to 4...

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Mar 19, 2016 - Paso Robles CA

Our journey today will take us to Estrella Warbirds Museum and Woodland Auto Display. It is a little know museum at the airport that we heard about from the Hearst Castle bus driver. By Christmas 1943, some 1,550 military personnel were stationed at Estrella and the Navy auxiliary airfield southeast of Paso Robles, Sherwood Field. Estrella USAAFB was under the jurisdiction of the Santa Maria Army Air Force Base, to be used to train pilots in night flying. The based was used primarily as a "back up" training field for the squadrons...

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Mar 18, 2016 - Paso Robles CA

This was to be a laid back day with just a run to the local Wal-Mart and back. On our trip I felt a thump in the front end so as Candy was in Wal-Mart I check the front tires. Wouldn’t you know it, the front left tire was separating so now I needed to find a tire store. Found one, Americas Tire Store, same as Discount Tire at home. Ended up getting 4 new tires, which I knew I would need when we got home. Just ended up getting them sooner. Got that done and returned to the motorhome. Next door to us there was a trailer pulled in with Ohio...

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2016 Westward HO

Mar 17, 2016 - Paso Robles CA

Our day started out with a drive over to the Hearst Castle to tour. You enter the Visitor Center to purchase the tickets to board the bus that will take you up the 4-1/2 mile drive up the driveway. Good thing they get no snow here because that could be an issue. Some information about the Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst,...

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Mar 16, 2016 - Paso Robles CA

We decided to stay where we are at for another couple of days. This is a very nice campground, so why not. We had to move to another site to stay so we got that out of the way. All set up so now we will take a drive over to the Pacific Coast Highway to check out the coast line. We plan to visit the Hearst Castle which is only 45 minutes from where we are. On the drive to the coast we see why this is considered wine country. There must be 200 winery and grapes everywhere. The drive did take us over a mountain range that went from 60 feet...

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Mar 15, 2016 - Paso Robles CA

We departed Tapo Canyon with our plan of taking route 101 north. This will take us along the coast to see the surf rolling in and into wine country to Paso Robles California. We did stop at Buellton California at Andersen’s for the famous Pea Soup that everyone in California talks about. It was pretty good but I would drive very far too have it but it was a nice stop on the way. Finally got out of that insane traffic in the LA, San Diego area. It was a pleasant drive to our stop for the night at Vines RV Resort in Paso Robles California.

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Jan 28, 2016 - Paso Robles Continued

Yesterday we drove down to San Luis Obispo and drove North along CA-1, the Pacific Coast Highway, up as far as Cambria. The highlight of the day was our stop at Morro Bay. The claim to fame here is Morro Rock, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. It is one impressive "rock". It's a Peregrine Falcon Reserve. We were told the location of a nest but couldn't see any occupants. A low pressure system far out in the Pacific is kicking up the wind and the waves. There are warning signs all around about sudden,dangerous wave action. There are sea otters...

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Jan 26, 2016 - Paso Robles

Tonight we're in Paso Robles, California. The drive was amazing. One minute we're in the desert and we can see clouds of dust or fog ahead of us. As near as we can tell, it was fog. As we came out of the fog and we began a climb into the mountains. Once in the mountains, the scenery changed drastically. We've been seeing rocks and sand and now the mountainsides are a lush, dark green. Every mountain and valley covered with a carpet of green. So we're in Paso Robles for a couple days. We're going to be exploring the Central California coast...

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Jan 3, 2015 - The End of 2014 + Jan 1st 2015

On December 28 we made our way to Paso Robles, CA. Where we are visiting with some very dear friends, Bernie and Susan. we first met over 20 years ago when we were neighbors in Foster City, CA. We had a bit of a rocky 28th and we learned a few things. First we lost our front gas heater which is still a problem and then our vacuum was not working. We then learned that loading the motorcycle on gravel was not a good idea, and besides it did not work, that costs us about an hour. we then go a bit further delayed when we found diesel for...

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