Friday, January 27, 2023
Today's plan was to visit the "Big Tent" then take a couple of batches over to the laundromat. Yes, we had a plan and who knows it could all work out. Up after the sun was up in the Eastern Sky we could feel its heat coming in our front window as we sat and leisurely enjoyed our morning brew. There really was no hurry because our plan included leaving here after 1 o'clock. We had a late breakfast before heading out.
When we got to the parking lot it looked full but after riding around Tom decided to try the row next to the fence and there like a mirage was a parking space about ten cars away from one of the gates. We really did not need anything but it was nice walking around and picking up some information, plus, some free camping in an area we wanted to check out. As we were walking around it hit me as to what a good job Nancy did describing what was there in her Blog, Kissack Adventures. There really was a lot of stuff we did not need but it is fun walking around and looking. One thing I will never understand, though, is why??? so many people choose to bring their dogs with them to this. Big, medium, and little dogs on leashes (some short and some long leashes) and in strollers. If they are service dogs it makes perfect sense. Otherwise, I do not know about the rest of you, I do not enjoy spending time avoiding them and honestly I feel sorry for dogs needing to deal with all the confusion. (Just a small little rant and I am done.) One more thing, I do love dogs almost as much as cats just not underfoot at places like this.
|Could that be a small dinosaur in the tree
across the wash from us?
|On our way Tom pulled over so I could get a picture
of the Sleeping Indian.
|There it is the "Big Tent".
|Heading home after dinner the sun had already slipped
behind the mountains. This is the glow the camera on my
phone picked up all I did was crop out the utility pole.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 (Back a week this was our ride to and from Julian, California)
As I recall we left around 10:00AM. Doug and Yuma in the Little Silver Jeep with the Little Black Limo carrying Deb, Riley, Tom and I following close behind. The goal, at least for Tom, was an Apple Pie from the Julian Pie Company in Julian. There would also be beautiful scenery along the way, lunch, and a walk up and down the street. I pretty much only took pictures of the ride. Deb, On a long and lonesome highway... and Doug, Miss Adventure Travels both took some great pictures not only of the ride but also of Julian.
I am pretty much going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Honestly, for the most part I do not know what mountains we are looking at. All I know is the views are beautiful and I enjoyed looking out the window at them as we drove along.
|We are on our way with the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains
|ahead of us and somewhere in the distance a Little Silver Jeep.
|Can you see the heart in the middle of the picture?
|This is the place.
|We are heading back.
|Deb started it and then what can I say
we did not want to be left out.
|We have stopped to take pictures from above
|Large boulder please stay up there.
|We are down from the mountain top.
|Back home we were sitting and chatting about the day
when a couple that Doug knows stopped by.
Left to right: Fran, Jeff, Riley, Deb, Doug, and Tom
Always nice meeting fellow RVer's!
|The sun going down on what was a wonderful day
spent with special friends.
I am smiling as I remember this day.