We spent a week in Long Beach, California, at the Golden Shore RV Resort. We like that place, partly because it is within reasonable driving distance to our kids and grandchildren. Yes -- the week entailed seeing everyone (family) whom we haven't seen in 15 months (saw the group last time when we were in Fargo, North Dakota, in July 2012 and saw Tom when I recently went to Georgia with him for Stu's memorial).
Fun times together again. We are not posting family pictures on this blog, except on occasion, and the one below. Actually, we didn't take that many family pictures this time around for some reason. Suffice it to say, we missed all of them and were happy to see them again.
Then, on Tuesday (October 29), we traveled to our favorite RVing spot yet. Having traveled to every state and seen a lot, we still feel that parking 25 feet from the Pacific Ocean on Rincon Beach near Ventura, California, is our favorite place. We are ocean people, and we love hearing the waves crash against the shore all night and all day long. Of course, we have to dry camp, which is doable. But, if one needs more water or the tanks dumped, they provide that service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ($40 to dump, $20 for water). Since we have been coming here over the last 7 years, we have seen the daily fees raised from $15 a night to currently $28 a night. Plus, they now have added a new fee of $1 a night for a pet. Needless to say, it is worth it.
While here, we have taken excursions into Santa Barbara for a day and yesterday to Ojai where we enjoyed a delicious sushi lunch.
We leave here on Monday and head back up the coast to what we consider our RV home, the Pismo Coast RV Resort, where we will stay until the holidays in December.