Our drive today to Travis AFB took us IH 5 to CA Hwy 12 exiting on Walters Rd to Base. Many potholes and ruts on 5 and 12.
This is our 5th visit and are in site #21 until the 3rd. The base and campground have many different trees with mostly Eucalyptus in the campground. There is a very active owl in the tree next to us. The hills are green, first time we have seen. Usually very brown. Commissary and Exchange within walking distance and car/rv wash next to campground. Spaces are closer in the area to the right of office which is where we usually stayed. We are in what used to be the dog area, but both areas now take dogs and these spaces seem to have more space between sites and more open. Laundry now has credit card options but you can still use quarters. Think the laundry needs some attention, especially the windows and floor. Otherwise this is a good campground and staff very friendly. Seems to be full most of the time. Walked around the duck pond.
To celebrate my 78th birthday we went to dinner at Chin Hua's Mongolian Restaurant that our good friends Joy and Kevin took us to several years ago when we met up with them at campground. It is really good and reasonable. We may try and return before we leave.
Today we drove into San Bruno to meet Matt and Henry for another tour of Devil's Slide area near Pacifica. John wanted to revisit. We were last here in September 2017 and I wrote extensive blog on area. This time he was able to get access to the Devil's Slide WWII radar site which is only accessible by special permission. So he, Matt and Henry met up with Keith who is a docent. The climb was too precarious for me and the wind very strong. Only Matt climbed to top. John was very disappointed that he decided to stay back as he wanted photos for his website, but so glad he made that decision. There is no railing to help with the climb.Afterwards we drove into Pacifica with Matt and Henry for lunch at Camelot, an English Pub with fish and chips. Very good.
|John, Keith,Matt & Henry|
|WWII Radar Site|
|View of WWII Radar Site|
|Devil's Slide Area|
A long day and horrible traffic over the Oakland Bridge. We have on many occasions gotten together with Matt when we are in the area and the first time we met Henry who also has an interest in coastal fortifications.
On the 3rd we leave for Redcrest,CA and then Crescent City before going to Central Point,OR for new tires on the RV.Another huge expense. We will use the discount thru FMCA as we did in 2013 with C and C tires.