R&C RV Ranch

OK, this is not an actual RV park.  Our friends Ralph and Carlie generously invite us to park on their property when we pass through.  They have a large property in Sylmar, CA, with a separate entrance at the rear of the lot.  This time they allowed us to leave our motor home parked on their lot while we took a trip to Lake Tahoe for some skiing.


This was a tremendous convenience for us so that we didn’t need to locate a storage facility.  And as a bonus we were able to visit with Ralph, Carlie and their family.  Thank you, Ralph and Carlie.

Next stop: Lake Tahoe


Long Beach, CA

Once again, we parked at Golden Shores RV Resort in Long Beach for two weeks.  This gave us an opportunity to check in with friends, visit with Valerie’s family and attend a Super Bowl party.


We took advantage of the bike path that runs next to the RV park to enjoy some of the splendid Southern California “winter” weather.

Next stop:  R&C RV Ranch

Redlands, CA

While transitioning from Desert Hot Springs on our way to Long Beach, CA, we stopped for two nights in Redlands, CA.  This is an area that has a substantial amount of orange groves.  We toured the historic downtown section and checked out a craft brewery, Hangar 24.


Next stop:  Long Beach, CA

Desert Hot Springs, CA

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Located near Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs is indeed home to quite a few natural mineral hot springs.  We stayed at Caliente Springs Resort which has a large pool, several spas and showers all of which are fed from the mineral springs.  The water from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer continues to be heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface.  Naturally heated to temperatures as high as 180 degrees, the waters are thought to have curative properties.

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Twentynine Palms, CA

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Twentynine Palms is a town of about 25,000 people located in the Mojave Desert on the north side of the Joshua Tree National Park.  It was named for the palm trees found there in 1852 by Col. Henry Washington while surveying the area.

Joshua Tree National Park is the only national park that encompasses two distinct ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado.  It was declared a national park in 1994 when the US Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act.  The elevation in the park ranges from 1,900 feet above sea level to over 5,500 feet.

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