Social Distancing

Long Weekend, May 21st to 25th, 2020 Our first weekend away since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders from mid March. We headed South to Carrizo Plain National Monument, which is a wide open space perfect for social distancing. The first night…

Acorn Campground Activities

Weekend, March 6 to 8, 2020 Caroline is in New Zealand sorting out some items for the upcoming home build, so Stephen used Acorn Campground to get some activities done. This would be the last weekend we can work on…

Gualala Get-Away

Weekend, February 28 to March 1, 2020 A relaxing weekend get away to one of our favourite Northern California camping spots. The last time we were here, we had to evacuate due to local forest fires. This time we just…

Molly and Squeezebox

President Day Long Weekend, February 14 to 17, 2020 We spent a wonderful weekend with Earthcruiser owners of Squeezebox.

Windy Doran Beach

Weekend, February 7 to 9, 2020 We managed to get out of San Francisco early enough to arrive at Doran Beach Jetty campground around 4:30pm. Despite the very strong wind we managed to get the fire going so aperitif was…

Yosemite in the Rain

Weekend, December 7 to 9, 2019 We headed to Yosemite and were hoping for some snow. As we left San Francisco the roads were open and no restrictions. Snow was forecast and we did want to get there without having…

Thanksgiving East of the Sierra’s

Thanksgiving Long Weekend, November 26 to December 1, 2019 We were very much looking forward to our traditional Thanksgiving to Death Valley. This time we wanted to add a side trip to Alabama Hills, a place we had often driven…

Clear Lake

Weekend, November 8th to 10th, 2019 A new camping spot for us. We plan to return in March or April next year for a little fishing. Apparently the White Crappie is quite good. So, this was a practice run. Which…

Chores around Molly

Friday and Saturday, October 4th & 5th, 2019. It was a good plan, head down to Santa Lucia Memorial Campground, do a little hiking and do a few Molly chores. And then there were the insects. Arrived in the dark…

Salt Point

This was our second time to Salt Point Recreation Area, we like it. Just a chance to relax, go for a nice hike along the Northern California coast line and enjoy some good cooking.

West Coast National Parks

Friday, August 30, 2019 Alarm went off at 5am, and I rolled out of bed and headed south to pickup Molly. This is a new strategy to avoid the insane Bay Area traffic. It was the start of a long…

Spring Cove Revisited 16-18 Aug, 2019

We’d been there for the first time a few months before and not only enjoyed the spot, but also got to know the 2 camphosts for the season, Ron and Mark. We got on well and decoded to visit them…

Too Hot at Pinnacles

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 The plan was a good plan. Head to Pinnacles National Park for wee walk in the hills. The plan was scuttled due to the hot weather. So, a new plan was hatched. After sleeping in and…

Very Hot Pinnacles National Park

Thursday to Sunday, July 4th to 7th, 2019 The original plan was to arrive on Wednesday after work. But better sense and in invitation to a July 4th party changed my plans. Instead on Thursday, July 4th, I dropped Caroline…

Glory Hole

Weekend, June 14 to 16, 2019 Like last weekend, we escaped to New Melons Lake. But this time a little further North and stayed at Ironhorse Campground at Glory Hole. Arrived just before sundown on Friday. Spent a lovely evening…