The joy of camping off-peak season. This is where we’ll be through Christmas. A very cute horse farm in southern CA, complete with pool a very large playground. We wish we could bring all our kids & grand-kidlets here. They’d have a blast!
It’s super quiet at night and no park lights so the skies are spectacular!!!
During our stay, we had a wind storm and collected thousands of tumbleweeds overnight... How do you take care of tumbleweeds? With a bulldozer!
Lastly, our camping buddies for the week; 3 beautiful horses that watched for us to gree them every morning. :-)
Stay Details: Sundance Meadows. Aguanga, CA.
* We really enjoyed the stay here. We loved walking to see the horses every day and you are able to go on horse trail rides too. They also had some beautiful ducks in their horseshoe-shaped pond. I imagine that summer here with the kids is awesome! It is quite a ways off the beaten path and there's few walking trails and no bike trails.
Pica stayed the day at a boarding kennel, previous horse kennel, and she’s in her own heated stall tonight! What’s there to do on a day with no dog? A LOT!
Started in Oceanside, rode along highway 1 to Laguna Beach then Newport Beach. I would highly recommend BOTH of those places for a visit!
On a boat for some whale watching at 2pm; didn’t see any whales yet as their migration south begins in a few weeks. However, we did see some dolphins that Blessed us with a close-up view!
Ended with a walk through the Naples Island Holiday Lights.
As always, more details are on each photo. Enjoy!
Hugs to all!
Took a trip around downtown L.A. today, including Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Belair, China Town, La Brea Tar Pits, Hollywood Hills, Malibu, then a 10-mile bike ride along the Santa Monica beach. Descriptions are on each photo.
Biggest thing we learned today; we’re definitely NOT settling in L.A.
Boondocking at its finest.
This is the first Boondocking site we’ve been able to get the site I picked out via Google maps. Beautiful area, off-road enthusiasts in the distance, and spacious. Right outside of Joshua Tree National Park.
Stay Details: Joshua Tree North Dispersed (34.1716, -116.2291)
Cinder cone volcano, just outside of the Mohave National Preserve, CA.
We had great memories of this city when we traveled here with our children, but that has all changed. I'm sure it was partly due to Covid, but many things were boarded up, shut down, or just plain closed. No shows, not much fun. We did walk through some of our favorite malls, but even the mall shows were closed.
What we did see was the water show at the Fountains of Bellagio which was really cool (snip below). We also watched some street entertainers and got out of there before evening.
Stay Details: Lake Meade "Government Wash" (36.1309, -114.8369)
We found another stellar bike ride! The historic railroad trail near the Hoover Dam. Really awesome!
Then a side track to Red Rock Canyon (thank you Kathy! Then a drive back through the Las Vegas strip.
Pray for Pica, she has a grooming Appt tomorrow and because of her nasty nature when groomed, I really don’t think it will go well. Here’s hoping she can at least get a bath!
Blessings to all!
Another beautiful 85 degree day in the west. A beautiful campsite at the Valley of Fires State Park, along with a morning display of rams wandering the campgrounds, then a gorgeous hike.
Later, arriving at Lake Mead, finding another pretty dispersed camping location, and a quick swim in the lake.
Stay Details: Arch Rock Campground (36.418171, -114.556673)