Friday, December 25, 2015


Yes, it's that time of year; time to migrate south from the biting cold of the Bay Area.  We have spent the most marvelous of times while here, and are now completing the circle of family visits.  In Loomis at Stevi and Gary's we had a large family gathering and a scrumptious prime rib dinner. Photographer friend, Laura, kindly snapped a few shots of our group.  We were missing a few grandkids with school and work obligations in the way.

We stopped in Half Moon Bay on our way south for a few days with those littlest grandkids....then continued on to the Anza Borrego Desert, our Christmas/New Years destination for so many years.

But things are so different now.  The State Park has taken a large chunk of potential parking sites and posted them as follows:

So now foot travel only, no RV parking.  All the beautiful rock formations and fire pits have been dismantled and destroyed.  Our beautiful site from last year is a mess.  There is still a large area for RV parking west of the State Park property and that's where we are now. Nothing very exciting, unfortunately!

Plus the winds are truly howling, gusts up to 50 MPH.  Putting out our luminarios was not going to happen due to the awful sandblasting we received.  So here's a pic from last year just to see how cool they are.

And we did add a little Christmas cheer with a few decorations inside.

And the sunsets are still spectacular....

We are happy to have Nan and John Talley parked nearby so you can bet we'll enjoy some stimulating happy hours!

With the wind so bad and not being able to enjoy being outside it's hard to say just how long we'll stay.  I must admit we're both in kind of a "bah, humbug" mood and feeling very unsettled.  Maybe after coming here for at least 15 years is losing it's appeal.  Diesel fuel is cheap so we might just decide to hit the road and head east, with a lot of stops along the way.

So today is Christmas and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  May this coming year bless us all with good health and safe travels.

Lynda & Howard

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