May 5, 2010

Pechanga RV Resort in Temecula, CA

We've had lots of events to attend over the past week, but now we are finally settled in here at the Pechanga RV Resort.  The Resort is really pretty dead.  
Out of 75 sites in this section, there are only 10 coaches.

(You can see the Pechanga Casino at the far end of the picture.)

We will be staying at this place for a month, until after Memorial Day weekend.  Our friends, John and Marijean, will be joining us next week.  They are closing escrow on a house here in Temecula on Monday.  John was here when we arrived on Monday, and he toured us through the hugh house (3,500 square foot on over 11,000 square foot lot).   This is what makes life so interesting.  John and Marijean (who are about our ages) started out together 45 years ago living on a very small boat.  They graduated to a larger boat in the marina before finally getting a house.  They are moving progressively into larger and larger places.  Jerry and I have pretty much lived in large houses most of our married life, and we downsized when we moved to Cambria.  Now, we have downsized even more to live full time in our RV.  They are moving in the opposite direction of us.  We are happy for them, but we don't want that responsibility any more.

Just a few words about the "events" of last week.  After leaving Pismo, I boarded the train in Santa Barbara to go to LA where I attended the funeral of my son-in-law's father. Meanwhile, Jerry went to our favorite spot along the ocean in Ventura.  As the train passed by him, I took a picture of him out of the window of the train with my new cell phone that I just picked up earlier that day.  (He also took a picture of the train as it passed by.)
I had just met Annie on the train (another RVer and a most interesting and adventurous person), and she, too, took a picture of Jerry with her iphone.  She has written a book entitled "Skiffsong" that I very much look forward to reading.

Lots of family get-togethers in LA!  Meanwhile, Jerry had an appointment in Ventura to get the refrigerator on our RV fixed.  It decided to stop working just as we started this new life.  After getting the computer board replaced in it, we are good to go again, though he had to throw out some food that didn't keep.

I'll let you know how much money I win at the Casino on the next blog!!!


Anonymous said...

Perfect time of the year to be where you are. In summer its too hot and everything is dry and brown. Thanks for the mention of SKIFF SONG. I can hardly wait to have you read it. Another gorgeous day here in SD. (Dudley gave me an iPad for Mother's Day!)

Elek said...

My son, his wife and the grand children live just up the road from you in Corona. You will probably move on to greener pastures by the time we get there though.

Anonymous said...

The site in Ventura, the one right on the ocean
... I have been looking at it from hwy 101 for 10+ years. Please, what is it called and how do you get a site? Many thanks. --Sandy J., Long Beach, 29 ft. class A Georgetown,