Thank you California!

We did it! WE TRAVELED 3503 MILES IN 16 DAYS! We started made it from the north of California to the southern border. We know we were pretty close to the border because of all the Border Patrol vehicles and checkpoints!

Our last day in San Diego we asked our RV park in San Diego if we could keep our trailer at our site until 3pm on Tuesday so we could explore a little more of the San Diego area. Since it was low season they let us leave the trailer for no additional charge.

I kept telling Dave I want to sit in a chair on the beach and just be, I was CRAVING IT! Being born and living in California until I was 8, my family would go to the beach every Saturday. I have the fondest memories of that time. Sound of the waves, smell of the ocean air, tortilla strips and salsa, Big Stick popsicles, and Abba-Zabba’s coated with sand. (Yes, most of my happy memories involve food.)

We went to Coronado beach and sat at the water’s edge and just enjoyed. We chatted, stuck our feet in the freezing cold water and of course I had a Diet Coke. It was a wonderful way to end our coastal adventure!

Crossing Coronado Bridge

Coronado Bridge is huge!

Camping Recliners…ahhhhhh

Cool Sand

View from my chair.

We drove from San Diego to Palm Springs to spend time with Dave’s mom.
She is an amazing 87 year old with A LOT of spunk and great stories! She is a skilled passionate pianist (concert pianist in her youth) and was practicing while Dave and I were working, I secretly recorded 🙂

We went to a fabulous dinner at John Henry’s a charming restaurant tucked away in downtown Palm Springs. It has delicious, fancy food along with a cozy atmosphere. Zebra upholstery with unique artwork painted by John Henry himself! Indoor and outdoor dining, tight quarters but the staff is very personable. They greeted my mother-in law by name 🙂

We wanted to stay longer but knew a big storm was coming to Utah and Dave did not want to tow a trailer in a blizzard which was to be preceded by high winds. So we had to leave 🙁 We arrived late in St. George and BOONDOCKED in a Walmart parking lot.

We had planned on staying in Cedar City with my dad and wife but with the weather coming we had a quick meeting in a Walmart parking lot. And yes I forgot to get a picture 🙁

WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR LIVES! So grateful for this time away to regroup and refresh before another busy trailer season. 2018 will be a great year!

Fun Fact: After 31 1/2 years of marriage we still like and love each other!

Dave’s Trailer Tip: Think twice before traveling with a trailer in snowy weather and high winds! We close down our travel trailer, tent trailer and toy hauler rentals from mid-November to March because of safety for our travelers (and trailers) and pipes will freeze in the winter. We lucked out with a great window for travel in January but don’t worry we were greeted with a 1 1/2 feet of snow!


Best wishes until our next trailer adventure!

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