We, like so many others, had been following stay-at-home orders, walking the dogs, going to the store as little as possible and hadn’t been camping since Joshua Tree in early March. So when our friends, Phil and Carol, invited us to go camping at Camp Pendleton, we were very grateful to have the opportunity to be able to see them, socialize and get away … a different way of life, so to speak, to be kind of “normal”.
We’ve been so busy that we haven’t posted about the last 7 camping trips we’ve taken. Some trips were to familiar campgrounds (3) and others (4) were new to us. Here’s a quick summary by month: Red Rock Canyon State Park, Nov. 2018; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (new), Nov. 2018; Flying Flags RV Resort, Dec. 2018; Oasis Palms RV Resort (new), Feb. 2019; Refugio State Beach (new), March 2019; Anza Borrego State Park, March 2019; Chino Hills State Park (new).
That’s a lot to talk about! We’ll try to summarize each the best we can to keep this post reasonably short.
We have been lazy this summer by not posting our last several camping trips taken over the 2018 summer, so here is one post for the three that we took.
It has been a hotter than normal summer at home, as I suspect it is for many people these days. It was also the most humid summer here that I can recall. Scheduling a trip a month to get out of the heat was something to look forward to. Continue reading “Let’s Escape This Heat!”
That pretty much sums up our latest 3-night, 2-day return trip to Crystal Cove State Park in May. We really like this place, despite the fact it’s a little pricey. The only reason we got to go to Crystal Cove this time is because someone cancelled his or her reservation and my wife happened to be on the booking site. It’s hard to reserve a site here, especially on weekends and holidays. Our campsite, #18, was on a bluff with a great view of the ocean. We got lots of exercise and I lost weight! Well, I really don’t know that because I didn’t weigh myself, but that’s the story I’m stickin’ with.
It was pretty warm inland so we were looking forward to camping at Crystal Cove State Park to cool down. This is one of our favorite beach area campgrounds because 1) all campsites have a view of the ocean 2) it is about 1 1/2 hours from home. Nice to be back and hear sounds of the crashing waves! We stayed for 3 nights, which gave us two full days to do things around the area.