Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Arrival Seal Beach NWS

9 April 2019

Several days before we departed El Centro Navy Air Facility, President Trump and Air Force One landed on base for his visit to the border at Calexico. Did not get a photo of him, but did of the plane. An awesome sight.

Air Force One


Also John spent 2 days installing the new water heater..not an easy task. He needed some parts which he found at an RV store in Yuma, Home Depot and plumbing supply in El Centro. He is so adept at doing repairs a necessity if owning an RV saving us money. He still blames Oscar the Owl.

Old Water Heater

Yucky

New Water Heater Installed

Oscar


Our drive to Seal Beach NWS took us via IH 8 to IH 5 to the 405 and exit 22. This is our 5th visit and must say have no complaints. It is a very nice military campground with spacious sites, free laundry with 8 washers and 8 dryers, nice walking paths, staff very friendly and helpful. You choose your site upon arrival. Even though they have raised their rates to $40, they honored the $35 we were quoted. Thank you.

Site #10




View of Campgrou


There is a small NEX next to campground and fitness center, but groceries and shopping near by. Beach is also within mile although there is a small beach on the base accessible if no ships in port.

Our original plan was to depart on the 16th and go to Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc, but decided instead to depart here on the 19th and spend 4 nights in Lost Hills and then go into Travis AFB on the 23rd until the 3rd May.

John and I think this is our last trip to California..too much traffic and expensive. Will miss the beaches, but we can have those in Oregon. Finalized our itinerary through May of 2020.

Well, we have been on the road for 10 years, traveled over 90,000 miles in the motorhome and over 200,000 miles in the tow car touring around. So glad I have maintained my blog..too much to trust to memory. Have printed out all the entries and put most of photos on DVD's. It has been an education and experience visiting all lower 48..some several times over and 9 provinces of Canada. If we were to get another motorhome, which we aren't, would get another Bounder.


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