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Sep 12, 2016 - Base camp Ventura KOA

Preparing for Channel Islands Camping Monday, September 12th: Base Camp Venture Ranch KOA Weather: low 60s with low-hanging clouds until noon, partly cloudy, breezy and 70s until evening Route: CA-150 to CA-126 to Ventura and back to Base Camp. Monday, with no long drive ahead of us, was more relaxed: After a good night's sleep in our clean, cozy tent and a simple breakfast of hot oatmeal and tea (without annoying insects) we were able to appreciate the better aspects of this KOA. During breakfast the wild peacock, making his morning...

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Sep 11, 2016 - California at last

Ventura...almost Sunday, September 11th: Holbrook, AZ to Ventura Ranch KOA near Santa Paula, CA Weather: A cool morning (low 60s) climbing to 107F by mid-afternoon Route: I-40W from Holbrook through Arizona, crossing the Colorado River into California near Lake Havasu, I-15S near Barstow, followed by a few hours crossing the dry, chaparral-covered Traverse Mountain Ranges on California highways 18, 14, 138 and 126 to Santa Paula and the nearby Ventura Ranch KOA. I had strange, mixed emotions returning to the sparsely populated, desert...

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Mar 24, 2010 - Why go to the Wild Animal Park?

We left Rancho Bernardo and drove I-5 through Los Angeles and its suburbs, and we are still all in one piece! Traffic was not bad, at least by LA standards, and we just tried to avoid the pot holes and keep going. We got to our campground in Santa Paula, which is inland about 10 miles from Oxnard and Ventura (these towns are about 20 miles south of Santa Barbara on the coast). The site was great and we figured we might as well stay 2 days, our only surprise being the strange sounds we kept hearing around us. First they sounded like cats,...

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Feb 25, 2010 - Santa Paula

We enjoyed our sunny drive up to Santa Paula in Ventura County, 65 miles north of Los Angeles. I love the Southern California hills in the winter months when we get our rains. The hills are lush green and so pretty. We began to see lots of fruit orchards, grapevines and strawberry fields in rich agricultural Santa Clara River Valley. Our campground, Ventura Far West KOA, is next to a county park with a bird preserve. Years ago some of the peacocks escaped the preserve confines and multiplied throughout the hills. They have many dozens of...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Leg 20, Santa Paula, Merlin's Storage

Arrived in Santa Paula @ 11:30 AM. Weather was hot with no wind. Not much has changed in two months. We did notice everything is really dry and brown though. (We didn't have to take any pics, we have been here before) Well, this is the last entry of our Trip Journal, we hope you have enjoyed traveling with us and will want to do it again next year. We are already thinking of where we would like to go next. Good-by and happy traveling, The Nashs'

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2008 Canada Vacation

Nov 5, 2007 - Back in Santa Paula

Well, the trip is officially over. We are now back at home base in Santa Paula. It has been a great summer, and I'm not ready for it to end. We'll be here for a month and then head down to San Carlos, Sanora, Mexico to ready Dreamweaver for our winter travels. The motor home has done well with a few exceptions. That is up until now. It seems the refrigerator and stove have quit working. Also the pantry fell off the wall and out the door during our last mile before arriving here. Now we are unable to eat. It's been a day or two and we're...

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Oct 20, 2007 - Back in Santa Paula, Ca

We had mixed emotions about arriving back in So. Cal. Obviously the heat and fires were a big negative for us. Not the actual physical experience, but the emotions of seeing so many people and animals loosing so much and all the pain they have to indure. We were in an RV park up a very dry canyon with a lot of trees and brush. We had no TV and virtually no cel phone reception. There was a lot of smoke moving up the canyon at one time that caused me a great deal of concern. I wasn't sure if we needed to respond to that or not. As it turned...

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