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2006 GMC 2500HD w/2001 Lance 845

Previous years' travels: 2006 2007 2008  2009
2010 2011 2012(Alaska) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018          

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 I bought my new truck and used camper in late October of 2005.  The following May, I "hit the road" full-time for 6 months.  I've done the same every year since, and now 2019 will be my 14th year of ramblin'!  My how time flies.  Not all of my nights are spent camping, but most are.  I don't make entries that are repeats of previous campgrounds or when I stay with my kids or friends.  Campsite fees are for one night with no discount (and no hookups, unless specified). However, being the old geezer that I am, I get 50% off at U.S. Guvmint CGs with the valuable Golden Age card, plus free entry to National Parks. One of the few ways (in addition to retirement) it pays to get older.  All the aches and pains sure aren't fun. :)

I started my travels this year with about 125K miles on my camper and 187K miles on my truck.  I took my camper to the Lance factory before my 2014 travels and had some structural repairs done to it (pics here and here).  It should be in good shape for several more years of travel.  Of course, my old body will probably wear out before the camper. :)


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 Ramblin' 2019 has started!!  My destination this year is my usual visit with my cousin in Dillon, MT.  Route TBD.  

Thanks for traveling along with me again!  Contact me via my guest book or email.

Check out the 9K miles of Ramblin' 2018 here.  

 

 

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6/10/19-
6/13/19

Westside Regional  Park CG (County) in Bodega Bay, CA.  30 ft.    


Within CG
Bay View #1
Bay View #2
Bay View #3
Bay View #4
Bay View #5
Nearby Coast View #1
Nearby Coast View #2

47 paved and level sites in 5 rows.  Trees between some of the rows for possible shade.  Back-in and pull-thru sites.  Right beside beautiful Bodega Bay with benches to watch the boat activity.   Foghorn every 5 seconds during night, but you'll get used to it. :)  Launch ramp with parking adjacent to CG.  Flush toilets & showers.  Pay dump station. $35.

Enjoyed it here, but would have more if my neighbor didn't leave his generator on for hours. :(

Above 80F when I arrived on Monday and low 60s when I left Friday.

 

6/4/19-
6/9/19

Visiting my kids in the SF Bay area for few days.  

 

 

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6/3/19

Pinnacles National Park CG.  29 mi S of Hollister, CA on curvy-at-times CA25, then 2 mi SW on CA146.  1000 ft.
 


Within CG #1
Within CG #2
[From 20 Visit]
The Pinnacles
Same, Zoomed In
Nearby Countryside #1
Nearby Countryside #2
 

120 gravel sites (incl 37 w/elec) on level land.  Also 14 group sites. Several really big oak trees and other smaller trees and bushes. Saw some quail and rabbits near my site.  Lots of hiking trails nearby (easy and hard).  Swimming pool.  Flush toilets & showers.  Free dump station.. $30 (no electric). Park entry fee also required

5th time here. CG fee was $23 in 2017. High of about 90F the afternoon I was there.  97F predicted the day I left!

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5/31/19-
6/2/19

Upper Sweetwater CG (BLM).  From King City, CA go 15 mi NW on First St, then 2 mi N on Airline Hwy, then about 12 mi SW on Coalinga Rd (potholed at times). 2800 ft.   

Finally on the road for long term!  Takes me longer every year. Would have been sooner if I didn't have to replace my camper water pump.  :)

 
Within CG #1
Within CG #2
Within CG #3
On The Way Here #1
On The Way Here #2
 

Very nice secluded CG with 6 gravel, well separated sites on hilly land.  Well developed sites with shade shelter and metal picnic table on concrete pad.  Fire ring nearby.  Tree shade depends on site.  Very peaceful here, with only sporadic traffic on adjacent road.  Hiking trails nearby.  Vault toilet.  $0.

Thanks to a follower of mine for telling me about this place!  Had originally planned on 2 nights, but I liked it so much here, I stayed an extra one! :) Light rain first two afternoons.

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5/9/19-
5/11/10

Parkfield, CA ("The Earthquake Capitol of the World") for the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.  NE of Paso Robles, CA in farming country.  About 15 mi off of CA41/46 or  25 mi off US101, via San Miguel.  1500 ft.  

Yay, my first stop for 2019!!

 
Other Campers #1
Other Campers #2
My Backyard
Stage Area
Very Good Youngsters
Great Burgers Here!
No Shaking Though 

My 7th time at this great mid-sized bluegrass festival.  Try it, you'll like it.  Out in peaceful ranching land.  Weather very nice  Lots of good music by national, regional and local acts.  I was really impressed with the Slocan Ramblers from Canada.  Very high energy act!  Seems to be more campers and listeners every year.  My daughter joined me for the festival, which made it even more enjoyable.

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