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Dec 3, 2018 - Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas

That had to be the fastest month yet! I hope the rest of the months don’t whiz by as fast. I’ve put myself on cruise control but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’ve been pumping the brakes, but that doesn’t seem to be working either. I guess I should just be thankful that my engine hasn’t died yet. We left Quartzsite, AZ headed to Desert Hot Springs, CA. It was still HOT but everything seemed to be going well until we reached our exit and then suddenly the RV started losing power and we limped off the freeway. Oh boy, here we go again. We...

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Dec 2, 2018 - Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I’ll admit it...it’s different and hard to wrap my head around it being Dec 2nd and that Christmas is on the way being in California. I’ll also admit I do not miss the weather they are having back home. Don’t miss that a bit and neither does Ann. Today we spent the morning and part of the afternoon at Coronado Island. The Del Coronado Hotel is beautiful and it was nice to see all the decorating for Christmas. Then we saw an outdoor ice skating rink near the beach. (Joe just shakes his head). THAT was something I couldn’t wrap my head around...

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Nov 30, 2018 - Quick Note

I had forgot to mention in my earlier posts about our travels through the Ventura area along Hwy 101. We were driving the 101 and had noticed many banners hanging from overpasses of thanks to the those who braved the fires that swept through. Shortly after, we began to see the burnt out hills along the highway which continued for miles. Many fires came right up to the 101 and you could see it in the trees that did not survive it. It was just a charred mess. Our son-in-law, Bob, works for the US Forest Service and is a forest firefighter....

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Nov 29, 2018 - Down Day

Not much to report today. Rainy all day and low 60’s in San Diego. Just a nice day to kick back and read and relax while Bob and Lisa are working. We plan to go with Lisa and pick up some things to make dinner when she gets home. Now that we won’t be cruising until Dec 7th, there may not be much of interest to write about, so will let you know when something exciting happens.

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Nov 28, 2018 - Back to San Diego

Today ends our road trip part of our travels. Our stay in Riverside was uneventful last night. We did notice many homeless in the area when we went out for dinner. We did go to a fast food type Chinese place and while we ate, a homeless man came in and just sat. He was a little different so we were getting uncomfortable and took our things to go. There were many homeless right across from our hotel so we just decided to call it an early night to read and journal. Too bad. Had we known, Riverside was having their Festival Of Lights just...

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Nov 20, 2018 - Day 2 San Diego

Slept in somewhat late but Lisa had to be up at 5:00 am and to work at 6:00. Traveling in San Diego takes time. We had our coffee out on their balcony and enjoyed the 67 degree weather while watching the hummingbirds...Do not get that back home in Wisconsin in November. Bob joined us out on the patio and had nice conversation for a couple of hours. We then decided to do a little walk with a stop at the Trails Eatery for lunch... great little eatery. We rested awhile and did some reading while waiting for Lisa to come home from work. Then...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Point Loma Peninsula

Had what I thought were going to be just a few odds and ends of places on the agenda for today and wasn’t sure if I was going to have enough to fill the day. Turns out it was quite a busy day. Started out back at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where I had started the trolley tour on Monday, w/ a self-guided walking tour of the park. This area is a mix of original buildings, partially rehabilitated original buildings, reconstructed historic buildings, and historic sites where new buildings have been constructed. The map identified...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Biking the Bayshore Bikeway

Since traffic isn’t really an issue anymore I’m going to stop talking about it. Your welcome. Plan for today was to ride the Bayshore Bikeway. This is a 24-mile loop that runs from downtown at the Broadway Pier to Coronado. Completing the loop requires a ferry ride. My original intent was to take the ferry ride to Coronado first then ride south on the ocean side of the bay which would have been counter clockwise. Fortunately, I wasn’t able to find parking near the Broadway Pier where the ferry departed from and ended up in the Hilton...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Old Town San Diego

Okay, now we’re talkin’. Took less than 15 minutes to go the 8 miles from the hotel to the Old Town San Diego Historic Park which is in the southeast quadrant of where I-5 and I-8 cross each other. Not even a slow down and it was around 8:30 AM. I was headed to the Old Town Trolley Tours which left from in front of the park. There was a large parking lot right across the street…and get this, it was free! That’s right, nada. 0. Gratis. I couldn’t believe it so I had to ask at the ticket booth to verify if it was true. This tour is the same...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

I was glad to escape LA this morning, although she did leave me w/ one parting gift. An ant infestation in my car!! On my way to the Nixon Presidential Museum in Yorba Linda, I felt something crawling on my arm and when I looked down saw an ant. Then I looked over at my console and saw a couple crawling around there. I figured no big deal they must have gotten on my shoes. When I got to the Museum and opened my driver’s door I notice a bunch more crawling along the floor molding and carpet. Now I’m becoming concerned so I opened the back...

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Aug 6, 2018 - California, Part 10

We spent a second day touring San Diego, this time north of the city along the coast. We drove through very upscale neighborhoods and a shopping district know as the “Rodeo Drive” of San Diego. But first we drove to the top of Soledad Mountain. From the summit you can see far across San Diego County. Unfortunately, the air quality is not good and the haze prevented us from seeing very far. Atop the mountain there is a cross and memorial dedicated to the nation’s veterans. We next drove through the residential streets of La Jolla and past...

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Aug 5, 2018 - California, Part 9

San Diego wasn’t what we expected. By the time we got to the bottom of California we expected a seaside city, relatively flat with long stretches of sandy beaches. Instead we got more hills and cliffs up to the water’s edge. But if I had to move to the west coast, it would probably be San Diego. San Francisco is too flakey and L.A. is too insane. The Oregon coast is nice but it is all small towns (not that I don’t like small towns). Seattle and the rest of the Washington coast did not impress me when we were there three years ago. That...

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