24 Hour Trip to Yosemite & Hite Cove – April 2018

Our original plan was to stay in Monterey for 2 nights (see previous post), but when I realized my other family members were only staying 1 night, I proposed the idea to Scott of cancelling our 2nd night at the Lodge (no cancellation fee) and taking a spontaneous trip to Yosemite for one night. He…

A Short Trip to Monterey, CA

As I mentioned in my last blog, we planned to return to Monterey, CA in a few weeks for my sister-in-law’s Memorial Service. We decided not to take the trailer this time so we could travel more quickly, and chose instead to stay in a local hotel. I was also able to find a wonderful,…

2018 Road Trip Last Stop – Yosemite!

After a quick breakfast in Tonopah, NV, we set out for Yosemite. The drive just to the border of NV/CA seemed like forever, but once we got across the border it wasn’t too long until we started seeing prettier scenery. As we entered Yosemite from the Tioga Pass entrance (9945 elevation) well, it just keeps…

Joshua Tree National Park – Feb. 2018

The theme of this trip was COOOOOLLLLDDD!  The low was 23 with a “feels like” 15 degrees, and very windy! In our pop up we used a propane heater and we were so glad to have it! On the first night there was even snow flurries! We stayed at Black Rock Campground (Site 68) which…

Camp Pendleton-Del Mar RV Resort Nov 2017

Our church has an adults-only RV Group (fur-babies allowed) that goes camping about 4 times a year and this was our first time joining them. You can only camp here if you are military or hosted by military personnel (active or retired), and there are several veterans in our group. You have to be “on…

San Elijo State Beach – July/August 2017

We were able to get this reservation at San Elijo SB very last minute but it wasn’t an ocean view site. In our section there were actually 4 rows (some parts of the loops have just 2 or 3 rows) and we were in the 2nd row from the ocean. The trains were REALLY loud without…

Summer Vacation June 2017 – Part 3 Yosemite-Wawona Campground

Our plan was to enter Yosemite via the Arch Rock Entrance since we’d never been there before, but there had been a rock fall in the area of the 140, so we went south and took the entrance near Fish Camp. We’d never stayed at Wawona Campground before and were pleasantly surprised. We were in…

Summer Vacation June 2017 Part 1 – Pismo Beach and Solvang, CA

We left early on a Friday morning to head to our first destination in Pismo Beach, but we wanted to take a quick detour and stop in Solvang. First, parking. I did a little research beforehand and found that the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall has a big parking lot and allows RVs free daytime parking!…

Memorial Weekend 2017 – Santee Lakes, CA

This was our 4th time at Santee Lakes and we’ve always loved coming here. While we did have some nice times on this trip, we also had some disappointing things happen. First, the good parts. We stayed in Site 161 in Willow Loop. The site is at the end of the loop and it’s a…