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Aug 16, 2015 - 8/9-8/11 Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton CA

We had originally planned to go to Los Banos for a few days on our way to Greenfield and the OFF outing, but since Tom had some business in the Bay area we instead went to our “home” in the Bay area for a few days - the Alameda County Fairgrounds. We were able to see all of our kids+Buddha. We had a great time and dinner at Sam and Krystal’s with them and Max and Vanessa. Buddha is doing remarkable well, he can walk on his own but is still quite weak. Nothing wrong with his attitude, though. For those that may not know, he’s Sam and...

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May 31, 2015 - May 11 - May 21 Puerto Penasco through the Bay Area

We had made reservations at Shadow Ridge RV park in Ajo in case it took a long time to get across the border, but since we arrived in Ajo early afternoon we decided to load the bike and continue driving. We called my aunt in Loma Linda to see if she was up for dinner on the 12th instead of lunch on the 13th and luckily she was. Loma Linda, here we come! We continued north on Hwy 85 through Gila Bend and onto I 10 heading west. At some point around 5PM we pulled into a rest stop and fed and walked the dogs and had some dinner ourselves. We...

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Dec 27, 2014 - Christmas

On Christmas day Tom, I, Sam and Esther got to visit with my cousin, and her family including my 93 year old aunt who was visiting from SO Cal. Max was working on Christmas, he is a firefighter/paramedic so we had our Christmas dinner on the 27th. Krystal and Sam did a wonderful job at hosting Christmas and Esther's paleo green been casserole was delicious. we were all appropriately stuffed.

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Dec 14, 2014 - December 14th - 21st

This was a busy week: on the 14th Mary-Ann's cousin Berit and husband Chico came for dinner in the Motorhome and we had a great evening. On 17th Mary-Ann went to visit friends on the coast. Spent the day with Cheryl and had a great lunch, shopping and visiting. I spent the evening with good friends Carole, Chris, Betsy and Darlene, with much wine and good food. I spent the night and came back to Pleasanton the next morning. on the 18th we had to move to a different site. Alameda Fair Grounds RV park has some regulation that you can only...

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May 28, 2014 - Pleasanton, CA

Got to Josie's around 1:30 pm. Ron met us and we introduced him to the motor home. Joyce took a nap while Alan and Ron chatted in the backyard until Josie got home. We had dinner at Red Tomatoes, a soup, salad and pasta joint…all you can eat for about $10 with Josie’s coupon. Didn’t leave Pleasanton until 9 pm and got back to SF around 10 pm. 5/28-5/29/2014 (Thurs/Friday) Arranged for Pat Yung to take the Orchids, started packing (3 large and 3 small when boxes when all was done), took out the garbage for garbage pick up day, had Kim O....

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Dec 29, 2010 - Week 16 (12/22-12/28):

Week 16 (12/22-12/28): For anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of driving Route 101 North toward San Francisco, this is what it is like: A fog descends out of nowhere, cutting visibility to maybe 100 yards. “What is that horrible smell? Is that...garlic? Ugh, that's AWFUL!” Soon thereafter we pass “The Garlic Shoppe”. “Oh, that explains it”. “Wait, the smell isn't getting better...it's...getting WORSE!” Not long after, we pass “Garlic World”, then “Garlic Capital, Gilroy”. I applaud the health benefits of garlic as much as the next guy, but...

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Aug 17, 2010 - Pleasanton...A "Pleasant Town"

The drive from Ashland to Pleasanton was the longest of our journey. We try to limit our travel days to 5 or 6 hours max. The beauty of this road trip is that we really aren't in a hurry to "be" anywhere and there is just no point in being exhausted when we get there. This leg, however nearly took us 8 hours partly because of the distance, partly because of the urban traffic we experienced going through the Silicon Valley and San Jose during peak traffic. Pleasanton is kind of out of the way, and that's exactly the reason why we wanted to...

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Apr 5, 2010 - Friends from Years Past, Not Old Friends!

Our next campground was a new experience for us. We had heard that some fairgrounds had RV parks, and knew that the Alameda County Fairgrounds were right in Pleasanton, the town next to where our dear friends the Skoropowskis live. So we made the reservation and figured we would give it a try. After a little misunderstanding about the site we had reserved, we settled in and it all worked out fine. The rate was a little less than most of the campgrounds in the Bay area and the location was just perfect for us. Pleasanton is a very quaint...

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Jun 22, 2009 - Preparations

Tomorrow my mom and I set out on a 27 day journey across America. My mom, Jane, is being laid off and will be on paid leave. This will have been the first time she will have been unemployed for more than a few months in something like 30 years. This her her idea of a vacation. The first leg of the trip is to Crawfordsville, Indiana; we have three days to get there- just in time for her 35 year high school reunion. In Crawfordsville we will be staying with my grandparents, Mary Angela (MA) and Robert Cooley. Crawfordsville in my memory is...

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Apr 8, 2009 - Alameda County Fairgrounds

Everything has gone well today transitioning from one area to another. Route 99 took us through the center of the San Joaquin Valley. Olive groves, raisins/vineyards, cattle, fruit trees in bloom, almonds and pistachio trees lined the sides of the rode along with the entrances to "prosperous" ranches. 99% of the time the interior of the RV stays in tact while moving. Not today...SR99 is rough- I thought we were in Alaska! From Fresno to Pleaston, Ca. is 160 miles-just the right amount of driving for an RV'er. After lunch we did our usual...

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Mar 15, 2008 - In the SF Bay Area for a week

We left a cool Bakersfield at 46 degrees for our long drive to the San Francisco Area, arriving to scattered thunderstorms and a temperature of 56 degrees. Most of the day was spent with mostly bright sun and floating cotton white cloud puffs. We were up early so we could get on the road before the expected afternoon thunderstorms and wind made an appearance along our I-5 path of travel. While Juanita finished picking up inside, I began the packing process outside and discovered a slight problem. As I picked up the water and sewage hoses, I...

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