Sunday, 12 February 2017

San Diego finally!!!

Where are we tonight?  Silver Strand State Beach - San Diego California

Woke up in the parking lot of the Viejas Casino just east of San Diego.  It was a cool night and we were glad to see the sun shining bright.  We were in no hurry to leave this morning so Harold and I washed all the windows in our units and I fixed my light cord to the Jeep.  By the time we were ready to roll the parking lot was kinda empty.

Today we will end up on the beach of San Diego.  We have seen a lot of Salt water this trip from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico and now the Pacific.  We have travelled over 10,000 kilometers to get here and we have some traveling left to do.  No matter how peaceful the desert is, it is always nice to hear the ocean waves and smell that salt water in the air.

Our trip today is only about 45 miles but we are happy that it is Sunday because the traffic will be lighter.  We headed out past the Casino and a teepee with a public sitting area under it.

Susan out did herself again by finding us a fantastic parking spot on the beach looking out over the Pacific Ocean.  San Diego bay is on the other side and there are lots of ships there apparently.  We got a little look at the bay because we took a wrong turn and went over the bay on a huge bridge.

After we got turned around and back over the bridge we found our parking spot.  These spots are in a paved parking lot and are quite tight but have a wonderful view even if there is a sand berm between us and the beach. We kept the Ponderosa up high so we can sit inside and see the water.

Over the berm is an awesome beach with a million dollar view. Susan took this from the front seat of the Ponderosa.  She is so much better at taking pictures than I am.

We had time for a quick walk on the beach.  Only problem is that dogs are not allowed on the beach so he had to stay behind.  We saw a guy digging up clams.  He showed us his catch and said he will be eating them for supper.

After our walk we had to head down town to do some shopping.  Here is our shopping list, but when we got to the check out our bill was $150.00.  I think maybe there were some additions to the list.  I know I snuck a pineapple pie in there.  mmm good.

We had to hurry home because our daughter Kaitlyn and her little girl, our grand daughter Grace will be arriving tomorrow.  We have lots of memories to make in the next few days, and Grandma Sue had to get a little bed made up for Grace.

People have asked how we can be away from our kids and grandkids for so long at a time.  It is hard but with modern technology we get to see all of them on a regular basis.  And we are going to try to convince all of them to visit us down here for a winter holiday at different times and in different places.  Our oldest daughter Sheri is saving to meet us in Florida next year with Donovan and Dani to go to Disney there.  And we hope that one day Derek and Nicki and Abby and Silas will find a way to join us somewhere.  And I'm sure Karalee will fly down to go to a car race or something with me.  It actually makes a winter holiday a little more affordable for them because we have the accommodations.  Any way starting tomorrow our lives will be a little busier with a spry 1 1/2 year old around.  It may make for some interesting blog posts.

Here is the view out our window tonight


  1. I like the map, please keep posting them.

    Poor Charley, had to stay behind!

  2. I hate it when people ask me how I can be away from my grandkids, they are always the ones who say they couldn't do what we are doing because they would miss their grandkids .... as if I don't! Like you we use technology and a visit home at Christmas. When we arrive home in the spring the hugs are just as strong, the kisses are still there, and they are so excited to hear about all the things we have seen. I also bought the older ones placemats of the US so at they can follow along our travels at dinnertime.

    Have a great time with your daughter and granddaughter 😊

    1. Totally agree with you! We know people who 'could never leave them'. Well our children are so busy with their lives, as we were at that age, and we didn't see them a lot at home either. We were not their designated baby sitter and enjoy being able to do what we've looked forward to. We can see our grandchildren anytime (when they are free!) on Facebook or Google Hangouts and like you say, they will be there when we return with hugs and kisses. Thank you for saying that.


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