Coming in for a Landing

(The featured image for this post is the sunset from my parent's deck in Paradise, California, before the Camp Fire.) We have an exciting update! In April, we made an offer to purchase a house here in California, and we just got the keys to our new home! It is with mixed feelings that I … Continue reading Coming in for a Landing

Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

We could’ve spent so much more time at Yosemite National Park. We are grateful that we were able to visit this amazing place before COVID-19 was spreading here in the US and the Shelter-in-Place directives were in effect. Yosemite is a really crowded park and I don’t think it would be possible to practice social … Continue reading Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Our recent trip to Yosemite was very special because we were able to meet up with some fellow displaced Camp Fire survivors. It was so wonderful to see our friends again! We had a wonderful time with them on a hike to Lower Yosemite falls and talked non-stop the entire afternoon. We still miss our … Continue reading Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite National Park – California

We decided to take two mini vacations in February to test out the RV. After a great weekend at Olema Campground to check out Point Reyes National Seashore (2/7/20-2/10/20) we took a week off and then headed to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort to check out Yosemite National Park (2/21/20-2/24/20). We had a wonderful time on … Continue reading Yosemite National Park – California

4-Day Weekend RV Menu

Menu planning is a skill that I occasionally work on and I'm certainly not adept at. My husband often requests that we have a better idea of what we're having for dinner. I've read that meal planning can be very helpful. There have been seasons where I made a much better effort at doing it. … Continue reading 4-Day Weekend RV Menu

Olema Campground – Olema, California

Olema Campground in conveniently located near Point Reyes National Seashore. Though the campground offers full hook-ups we ended up with a site that did not have sewer hook-up. Nevertheless, we used the RV showers, toilets, and the campground dump station. The setting of the campground was beautiful. We enjoyed just being in nature surrounded by … Continue reading Olema Campground – Olema, California

Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

When we arrived back at Ken Patrick Visitor Center we ate a picnic lunch in the Jeep and then walked out to Drakes beach to see the bull elephant seals up close! The bulls were sunbathing in the afternoon and didn’t move much. Rangers were putting little orange flags a safe distance around them to … Continue reading Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

The police just came to our front door to inform us that we can’t park our RV on the street in front of our rental house. Apparently, someone complained about it, and there is a city ordinance we were unaware of. We have 24 hours to move it. This was our home for 10 months … Continue reading 2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Our 2nd stop on the shuttle bus ride was Elephant Seal overlook. Our trip to Point Reyes was coincidentally, perfectly timed for viewing adult male & female elephant seals with their pups. The short trail to the overlook was gravel and narrow. As always, the rangers were very friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We used binoculars … Continue reading Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California