Our home in University Place... ten days before we left.
We left a cold and foggy
University Place in Washington State around nine in the morning, heading
south on I-5 for
Seven Feathers RV park in Canyonville Oregon- where we arrived
around 3:30 PM. When we pulled out of Canyonville the following
morning, the weather at
(4310 feet, the highest elevation on Interstate-5) was around
freezing with the possibility of light snow but
things improved- so much so, that by the time we
crossed the pass- the pavement was dry. Welcome to
A few weeks later in San Diego, our
son-in-law, who was on his way to see his parents in New Mexico joined us for a
couple of days.
Finally- our friends Jim and Carol flew down to join us the last week of our stay in San
Diego. Then the four of us drove home north along the coast- seeing
seven of California's twenty one Missions before crossing
Pacheco Pass into the San Joaquin Valley.
Our motorhome and Honda CRV towcar at
The lakes RV & Golf Resort,
This is a very nice, gated RV community. We spent two weeks here visiting relatives
and soaking up sunshine.
Castaic Lake RV Park located in the town of Castaic at the top
Grapevine on I-5;
just the right location for beginning our Sunday morning drive through downtown LA to
San Diego. As you can see- it was a different kind of place... but hey- it was just for one night.
Mission Bay RV Resort,
San Diego, where we spent the next 30 days. It was uncrowded,
as summertime is their busy season. Our motorhome was located about 100 feet from
beautiful public beach and from Mission Bay City Park whch ran along the waterfront
for miles. This was a great place for morning and evening walks.
Strange... very strange.
A Pelican and American Coots - with their funny feet.
Old Town San Diego. The Flagpole at left hoisted the first American flag over California. We later saw the first home the first first school etc. There were many museums and lots of shopping. On our second visit we took Jim and Carol with us. We ate breakfast at Fiesta de Reyes .
Laveta and I took the
opportunity to drive about 120 miles up I-15 to Ontario and see the apartment where we'd lived in 1964-1965. And yes things had
changed. It was no longer a nice neighborhood and of course we
were no longer young but the old apartment was still there...
Laveta in Legoland (Carlsbad CA)
Balboa Park: Natural History Museum & Conservatory
At the justly famous San Diego Zoo
On the San Diego waterfront
Statue Title: "Unconditional Surrender"
The aircraft carrier
Midway (now a museum) and
Bob Hope Memoral
Pier Cafe with Jim & Carol
And now for the missions- one of the goals of
We visited 7 of the
Mission San Diego De Alcala (the first mission in California- located in San Diego)
Mission San Juan Capistrano (located in the town of the same name)
Mission San Luis Rey (located 5 miles east of Oceanside)
Mission San Buenaventura (located in Ventura 60 miles north of Los Angeles)
Mission Santa Barbara (In the City of Santa Barbara)
Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa (in city center San Luis Obispo)
Mission San Juan Bautista (located in the town of San Juan Bautista)
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