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Apr 22, 2017 - On the Road Again!

We woke to a beautiful morning on the Central Coast. By the time we got everything in the trailer ready to go & headed outside to hookup, the family had gathered to tell us goodbye - see you next year. We had a good drive across the coastal mountains & the Cuyama Valley to the Central Valley. That's a dangerous highway but the traffic was pretty light & we had no problems. And it's a beautiful drive. On across the Central Valley near Bakersfield - orange groves, nuts, stone fruit, oil pumpers - lots to look at on the way thru the valley....

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Oct 3, 2016 - Manzanar - On the Way to Tehachapi

This morning we left Bishop & drove south to the Mojave Desert. The eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is just spectacular & the White & Inyo mountains to the west of the Owens Valley are also beautiful. The high desert between the mountain ranges is interesting, too. We had never stopped at the Manzanar National Historic Site so decided to stop today. We knew that it had been an internment camp for Japanese during WWII but that was all we knew. The film, exhibits & reconstructed barracks were very informative. We didn't take the...

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Apr 3, 2015 - The journey home. Tehachapi, CA

The journey home from St. George took a detour around what was forecast as a cold front encompassing pretty much all of Central to northern Nevada, northern Calif and southern Oregon - all the places where I would have had to cross if continued in that direction. So, my route instead took me back to the (Ugh) freeway and eventually to the coast. “I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile”. -- Viggo Mortensen

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Oct 25, 2014 - On to Tehachapi

We had a pretty good drive from Needles to Tehachapi today. We noticed that the California desert isn't as green as the Arizona desert - not so much rain. We hit some wind in the Mojave Desert but we were out of the wind as soon as we started up to Tehachapi from the desert floor. The number of wind turbines around Mojave & Tehachapi have increased dramatically since we were here a couple of years ago! Hopefully they're making a difference. We're stopped at our favorite little rv park in Tehachapi for the nite. It's at the glider port & we...

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Jul 17, 2014 - United Pegasus Foundation, Indian Pointe Ostrich Ranch, Adorable Alpaca Ranch

Thursday, July 17, 2014 United Pegasus Foundation, Indian Pointe Ostrich Ranch, Adorable Alpaca Ranch We left at 9:45 to join a caravan of cars from Stallion Springs Resort to three farms. It start out at 72 degrees. The first farm is the United Pegasus Foundation which is a non-profit rescue foundation for horses. Many of the horses are thoroughbreds who only knew how to race not “how to stop.” The foundation has 89 horses as of today. They do not do any breeding. According to our guide a race horse when they are finished or injured are...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Tehachapi Wind Turbine fields

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Tehachapi This was a day of rest. Bob took the car to get the oil changed as we have now gone 15,000 miles. Even I say wow to that! Wednesday, July, 16, 2014 Tehachapi Wind Farm Yup, they have a huge Wind Farm on the hills outside of Tehachapi. They claim to be the largest wind resource area in California. They started with the beginning wind turbines of the 1980s. General Electric has created and uses these wind turbines. They have some turbines they brought from the Danes. They have 30 kilowatt beginning turbines to...

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Jul 14, 2014 - Sequoia National Park

Monday, July 13, 2014 Sequoia National Park At 6:30 we are off to Sequoia National Park. It is cloudy so it is just a nice temperature outside. We started in the Tehachapi Mountains. We then went out of dry mountains into the drier flatter desert in no time. When there is no water it is super dry. There are more outer space monsters bobbing up and down, black, brown, light brown in color. Whatever shall we do if they suck out the center of the earth? Got it? It is hot already. Oops there are isolated areas of green which are orchards as we...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Tehachapi Loop

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Resting day We read our kindles. We went the Wine (pop) and cheese greeting at the resort. It was to meet people and learn about the things to see in the area. We sat in the hot tub and then had a lazy restful evening. Sunday, July 13, 2014 – More Tehachapi At nine we were at the Stallion Springs Community Church. It was sweet to worship and sing with believers. The sermon was good too. The people were friendly. We drove to the Tehachapi Loop. It is one of the great engineering feats of the nineteenth century. It...

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Jul 12, 2014 - Stallion Springs Resort

Friday, July 10, 2014 – Sedona to Tehachapi, CA What will we find in Tehachapi? We were asked why we would want to go to Tehachapi which is only 45 miles East of Bakersfield? We have sort of worried about Tehachapi the whole trip. Would we even want to stay the whole week? A Comment on Sedona and SR 89A. They had finally put out a big fire. It was not too much along the road but the camp grounds and state parks and forests were all closed. Whenever it rained in the Oak Creek canyon, they closed the road because of possible flooding. SR 89A...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Tehachapi or Bust!

Tehachapi is this little high desert town where groomsman #2 lives. We spent the day with Allen and his wife, Lori. I'm not sure which one Charles met first. Lori is Andy's (his best friend) sister in-law and he met Allen in a Christian Service men's ministry. We stayed at an RV park that is adjacent to their airport. We were able to watch people hand glide. That was cool!

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Oct 10, 2011 - On the Move

This morning was the end of our mini-family reunion in Arroyo Grande. Alyce & Larry traveled with us to Tehachapi where we spent the night at Mountain Valley Airport RV Park. It's located at a glider airport and we saw a glider landing as we arrived. We've stayed here before and have always enjoyed it - even when we woke up to a skiff of snow one April morning. It's a small RV park but very well maintained and a great place to spend a night as you're passing through.

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Apr 15, 2011 - Tehatchapi,CA

We have made it to Tehatchapi, CA. First real test of RV, many steep grades and long miles. The RV park here is in the mountains and it was pretty cool. The guy at the desk said it snowed the previous week (but melted right away). The park is pretty remote, we saw jack rabbits and prairie dogs all over, but it is a good overnight stop on our route.

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