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Feb 15, 2009 - Week 4 in Yuma

Lawrie and Joanne arrived Sunday evening on the way back from their cruise and stayed with us until Tuesday. Monday we went to Los Algodones, Mexico. Lawrie wanted to pick up a couple of blankets for his daughter and John wanted to get a haircut. Now the haircuts in Mexico fit right in with John’s budget, only $3.00 which he figures is a good price for the amount of hair he has. Tuesday was laundry day and a couple of hikes around the RV Park. Tuesday evening we went over to Westwinds RV Park for a visit with Dale and Jo Leflar from...

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Nov 8, 2008 - El Centro, CA - Travel Day

(Elena Writing) We woke up to a bright sunny morning. After a leisurely breakfast, we left Aguanga heading south on CA-79 towards Julian. It’s a beautiful drive on a narrow winding road through the mountains. We had intended to stop for a slice of that apple pie, for which Julian is famous, but when we arrived it was very crowded with tourists and difficult to find parking or even maneuver the narrow steep streets in this little town. We decided to continue south on CA-79. This drive runs through several miles of Cayumaca Rancho State Park...

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Apr 4, 2008 - Movin' On!

Just a quick blog to let everone know that our trek from Tucson to El Centro, California was uneventful. We got up early yesterday and went for that last bike ride amongst the Saguaros, packed-up and headed out. We had planned to stop for the night in Yuma but we were making good time and decided to continue to El Centro so that the final leg of the journey to San Diego wouldn't be so long. We arrived at the Rio Bend Resort with time to go to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner near the border and to soak in the hot tub with some nice...

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Mar 11, 2008 - El Centro to San Felipe

The road to about 25 miles out of Mexacili is four lane. It narrows to 2 lanes but is mostly good all the way to San Felipe. There are a few rough spots that are under repair. There is a military checkpoint about 29 miles from San Felipe. They may want to look in your vehicle, but usually not. They are not anymore a threat than the US Border Patrol checkpoints you encounter in the US. They are looking for people with guns and/or drugs. Gasoline in Mexicali is pegged to US prices. If you can wait till you get to San Felipe to fill up,...

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San Felipe, Mexico

Feb 23, 2008 - Crossing the border

We left early the next morning, somewhat apprehensive about crossing the Mexican border. Once we crossed into Mexico, I left Gloria with the bike in the midst of swarms of Mexican workers waiting for public transport and searched out the immigration office. It was not as difficult a process as I thought it would be and I was able to practice my newly acquired Spanish language skills, and we were on the road again within a few minutes. Mexicali is a massive industrialized border city and I was surprised to see so many well known brand names...

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Feb 7, 2008 - El Centro, California

We arrived in the down of El Centro in California on the 1st of Feburary. We are staying at Rio Bend RV park for a month. February 7th the park had a Mardi Gras parade and dance. I tell you these people really get into it. We just worn our beads. After the parade they have a potluck and a dance. Lot of nice people.

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Jan 12, 2008 - Tucson, Arizona to El Centro California

When I went out to start loading the bike this morning just after 8:00AM it was covered in frost! I thought it was supposed to be hot in the desert. I moved the bike out of the shade and into the sun to melt the ice on the tank bag. By 9:00 AM it was warming up. As we finished loading the bike we ran into a couple from Oregon who had an 1150 GS and had spent 2 months last summer in Alaska. We ended up having breakfast with them and exchanged information on our travels. We left Tucson about 10:00AM and although the frost was gone it was...

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Jan 11, 2008 - El Centro California

We planned to stop in El Centro because we expected a delay at the California Border Agricultural Inspection Station outside Yuma Az. With Marylan tags on the coach, we expected to be pulled over and have a full thorough inspection. Rumor had it that it could be ours even days for an eastern coach to be let in. Well we showed up at the station and the red light turned on for us to stop. We looked in the booth and no one was there. We looked qaround...no one! We hit the gas and left arriving in El Centro early enough that we could have...

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Dec 30, 2007 - California here we come, and 'Tag, You're It'

Yesterday we left Bisbee and overnighted in Gila Bend on our way to El Centro, CA, a trip of 405 miles. We stayed at Augie's Quail Trail again, just like last year when we were traveling from Tucson to Yuma, a trip of only 218 miles. Of course last year we had left Tucson late in the afternoon after having work done at a dealer there. Fred looked back at our entry in the RV log program we keep and saw he made notes that there was a good Italian restaurant in Gila Bend. We looked forward to a nice little dinner. Upon check-in at Augie's,...

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Dec 18, 2007 - California Here We Come

After months of planning we are now at Sunbeam Lake RV Resort outside of El Centro, California where we will be for the next two months. It was an easy drive from Yuma. You pass through the Imperial Valley sand dunes and Since it was a Saturday, you could see lots of Toy Haulers (RV's with garages in the back) parked along the desert), then dirt bikes, atv's and dune buggies. It reminded us of friends in Idaho with their snowmobiles only here it's sand and warmer weather. We wound our way through the park to the office and got checked in....

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Nov 2, 2007 - Yucaipa, California

Just a note to let everyone know where we are now. We had spent 4 days up in Yucaipa so we could go to Chino to have all 7 of our tires replaced. As a lot of you know, we have had problem with the original tires on our truck. We had 3 tires develop large bubbles on the sidewall and the last one actually burst. We were finally told it was a lamination problem during manufacturing. When we told them we wanted all of the tires replaced with a different model of tires, Goodyear agreed to do this under warranty. We were told that we would have...

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Nov 13, 2006 - el centro camp

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