Decided to stay another day as it is cold and wet in Temecula where we are headed.
Nice here today until afternoon when it got windy. Had to pull in large slide.
Cathy used the shower in campground. I plan on using it tonight.
White caps on the lake. 66F, so warm.
Had to say good bye to Tim, Mary and Jersey this morning. They decided to head home to Grand Forks. They went as far as Laughlin, NV today. They are visiting Mary’s brother there.
We moved over to the primitive area by the lake. Alan & Angela are also over here, only $20/night.
We went shopping this afternoon. 99 Cent Only, Dollar Tree, Trader Joe’s and Ralf’s.
Ate the left overs from Mario’s with Chianti from Trader Joe’s
Left about 9:30AM for round trip to Julian, CA. Went up CA-74 to Anza
then Aguanga, then Temecula down I-5 to Escondido, on CA-78 to Ramona and Julian then Borrego Springs and Salton City and back CA-86 to La Quinta.
Drove by my Grandparents Smith house
And my Grandparents Johnson apartment house in Escondido
Stopped at two 7 – 11 stores for a restroom without finding one. We were tempted to use a PortaPotti at a road crew.
Stopped at McDonald’s, used restrooms and got lunch
Took CA-78 to Ramona on to Santa Ysabel. Stopped at cider and wine tasting in Santa Ysabel
Decided to go on to Julian for apple pie
Went on to Borrego Springs and Salton City.
Stopped by La Quinta Walmart then back to Cahuilla Lake.
Went with Alan and Angela, Tim and Mary and Cathy to Mario’s Italian Cafe.
Had a large glass of Chianti and Meatloaf Parmigiano
Everyone’s food was great.
Went back to camp and celebrated Tim’s birthday with a Birthday Cookie
Got up early and walked Joy. Saw some unusual RVs
When I got back to motorhome Dug and Rhoda came over and we talked until we left at noon.
Drove 60 miles to Cahuilla Lake, a Riverside County Park at La Quinta, CA. We opted for a site with electricity. Nice spot on the lake.
Tim & Mary are right across from us.
We are right next to camp host in site 3. $35/night and $2/day for Joy.
Tim, Mary and Jersey walked around the lake, 2.2 mi.
Nice day, sunny, no wind and cool at 54F at 6:00PM.
Left at 10:00 AM with Tim, Mary and Dug for Slab City
They were painting Resurrection Mountain so we couldn’t go up the Yellow Brick Road.
We then went through the various streets, past the library and stopped at East Jesus. It is an artist colony with resident and visiting artists.
Lots of art and very interesting.
There are lots of electronic connectors in that piece.
There was even a snowmobile.
We stopped at Bombay Beach on the way back and had burgers at the American Legion.
It is an interesting building.
There is a Drive-in Theater
And an Opera House
We even visited the beach
We got to the Fountain of Youth RV Resort yesterday about 1:00 PM. Set up and got dug to grill shrimp on his pellet BBQ. We all enjoyed shrimp, coleslaw & potato salad in our motorhome.
Made reservations at Cohuilla Lake for tomorrow and Friday
Spent a quiet cold night at the Nebraska Welcome Center. It is closed until March.
Got going at 8:10AM. Headed south through Nebraska and Kansas to Cheyenne Wells, CO. Had intended to drive longer, but too hard at night on narrow roads with a lot of curves. Called sheriff’s office and asked where we could park for the night. They said the city park.
We traveled 366 mi yesterday. Both yesterday and today we filled with gas with a single gallon left.
Hot a late start as usual, 5:00PM. Drove to Yankton, SD and parked at the Welcome Center on the Nebraska side of the Missouri. Equinox battery is dead. Temp is 19F.
This was as we departed Buxton. Had to call Chevrolet regarding “Dingy Towing” as it didn’t do as manual said. Display stayed on instead of going off. Evidently that discharged the battery.
Got to Yankton at 2:00AM. Will try to leave between 7:00 and 8:00AM.
We had a clean out the refrigerator breakfast with left overs.
Said good bye to WIT Central Reps Butch and Val Peters. We really enjoyed having them
They were on their way to Iowa, a 7 hour trip.
Most everyone was gone by a little after 10:00am except Cathy and me. We left at 1:00pm. There were some people fishing on the dock. I talked to a couple with three little girl’s. They caught 3 bass and some sun fish. The little girl’s liked Joy and their father said he would hear how they want a dog all the way back to Fargo. They moved to Fargo from Albuquerque, NM 2 years ago and really like Fargo.
We got back to Buxton at 2:00pm. Parked in front of the house to unload. I will have to mow the lawn on Saturday. We have broken the high temperature record 3 days in a row with temperatures in the 90’s and 20 degrees above average.
Day started cloudy and windy. Progressed into nice day and beautiful evening. Fargo broke a record high with 91F.
We had a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruits.
The WIT Reps Dug and Val layed out Winnebago logo clothing and merchandise for sale before breakfast. After breakfast they talked about WIT and Winnebago and answered questions and listened to suggestions for bettering WIT and Winnebago.
At 1:00pm we ate lunch at the Red Baron in Casselton. Most had pizza or subs. I had a Shiner Boch.
It is a very nice bar
Vern, Bob and I went next door to Maple River Distillery. They make whiskey, brandy, vodka and cordials from local grains and fruits. I bought their whiskey and lilac brandy.
Bob, Vern and I then went to the Drumconrath Brewery in Mapleton. We each had a beer and I bought a growler of their IPA.
The outside doesn’t look to inviting
It looks a lot different on the inside
We got back to Brewer Lake in time for the WIT Club meeting. The meeting centered mostly on membership and upcoming campouts and GNR. We also planned a thank you letter to Adventure RV in West Fargo for their generous donation of gift and discount cards. We discussed how to use the cards.
We then had a hamburger soup dinner made by Gloria. We had salads, fruits and bread with the dinner.
After dinner Myron started a campfire and we enjoyed a perfect warm bug free evening.