It’s finally time to dust off the old blog and try to catch up to where we have been this past summer. I am still going to attempt to write a daily post of our summer trip to Canada so expect lots of photos and posts to come.
We have been moving along at a pretty fast pace so far and last night we finally stopped for a night at a proper campground. Until today, we have had sunny skies and couple that with a fair amount of driving, we have been able to top off our batteries even with a fair amount of furnace use at night.
We came to Coos Bay last night and stayed in the parking lot of the Mills Casino. They actually have a full hookup RV Park but we did not think we would stay more than the night so we just parked in their RV lot of free.
Last night we spent another night boondocking at Walmart. So far on this trip, we have not had hookups. At the speed that we are moving and the places we plan to be visiting, hookups do not look like they will be in our future. That is ok since so far we have sunny skies and mild weather. That will keep us boondocking for many nights to come.
After a brief night in Campbell, we are ready to head north out of the bay area. We have never taken the Mish north of the Bay Area in California before so this will be virgin grounds for her. Before that happens, we are making a couple of stops along the way. First stop, 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA.
Last night we drove nearly 300 miles to get to San Martin, CA to stay at the Camping World parking lot. The last time we were here was in February, 2010 shortly before we left for our first cross country trip. We spent that night here with our battery practically dead. It was cold and we had no way of heating the inside of the trailer. Last night was a little different. We are older, wiser and much better prepared for parking lot nights than the greener versions of us over 3 years ago.
It feels good to be back on the road again for an extended period time. We won’t really feel like we are in exploration mode until we move away from these familiar surroundings but I can’t complain with views like these from our front door.
We have been at our home base of San Pedro for almost exactly 5 months since we got back from our last cross country trip. During that time, we have spent nearly 2 of those months in the Mish traveling locally. Even though our trip is only going to be about 2 months before we need to be back for a wedding, we are seeding the plan for a much longer trip in 2014.