San Diego–December 2018

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As November drew to a close, we headed south to San Diego.  We wanted to return to Mission Bay RV Resort for the month of December.  It’s a super relaxing place with a great location right on the north side of Mission Bay.  From the RV park you can access the walking/biking path for miles in both directions.

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As soon as we got the motorhome parked, we headed up to Murrieta in order to babysit Tad and Mia for the weekend while Jason and Ashley took a weekend trip.  The fun began as soon as we picked them up from day care and went back to their house.  Keeping up with a 5 year old and 3 year old is a challenge for grandparents, especially now that Mia likes to “fly” which means holding her in your arms and letting her swoop around the room.  She likes doing that a lot.

For the remainder of the month, we attended Steve & Wende’s very fun Christmas party, did some bicycling and visited (or revisited) various spots around San Diego.  For Christmas we joined Valerie’s family at her Mom’s house.  Tim picked up delicious steamed Dungeness crabs for dinner.

Next stop:  Long Beach, CA

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Waterloo, NY

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In Waterloo, NY, we parked at the Waterloo Harbor Campground.  This is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York.  When you look at a map you can easily imagine the movement of glaciers that gouged out this series of lakes in a pattern that looks like fingers extending from a hand.

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Dockweiler State Beach

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Once we got back to Southern California we wanted to spend a few days in an RV park to ease our transition back to “living on land”.  There aren’t too many RV parks in the South Bay area near Torrance.  One of the few is Dockweiler State Beach RV Park.  It is located right on the beach in El Segundo between Manhattan Beach and Marina del Rey.

Dockweiler State Beach

From a weather standpoint our timing was not very good.  We managed to hit a streak of hot and humid weather, something rarely seen at the beach in this part of Southern California.  Still we were able to make use of the bike path that runs all along this portion of the coast.

From here, we arranged for a parking place in a storage lot where we can stash the motorhome during our time visiting with family and friends.