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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Taking It Slow...

Well after sharing road and travel adventures for the past 6 weeks, this week has been all about FINALLY relaxing, and learning to stay put a bit more and just enjoy. 
When we left Pismo Beach we had reservations at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  Although it didn’t have beach access it was a great spot to access some other tours from.  You have to spend some time one day in your lives visiting Carmel by the Sea.  This little town is seriously one of the most beautiful Pacific Coast towns we have visited!  There are 2 notable main streets that wander along the ocean front;  the houses have so much character, most of the properties have date plaques noting build years such as 1883, etc.  In the same area is the Monterey Peninsula, another jewel to visit.  We always know when we are getting ready (mentally) to head home as we get a bit restless. We had planned to stay 3 nights, but headed out after a 2 night stay.
Next stop was Bodega Bay. When we were looking for a park close to San Francisco, we tried not to go to Bodega Bay, thinking we should try something new.  But Bodega Bay is a favourite and so we steered that way again. It was a great choice, and allowed a fairly short access for our day trip to San Francisco.  San Francisco was a great walk as always, with some cruising of Fisherman’s Wharf, a visit to a downtown mall, and home for the evening.  The rest of the time was spent chillin’ around the camper.
Now we are in Brookings, Oregon, and definitely making our way home.  We have a broken landing gear on the fifth, and the part will be in tomorrow.  But this is a warm, peaceful park so we will stay another night, and continue to slow down and enjoy the trip home.  Today was a fabulous day, the truck had to stay attached to the fifth, so we walked miles to town, the beach and the park. 
We often stop at favourite spots on the way home, so the trip becomes more than a mad rush to get there.  That means going to Farragut State Park for sure.
Don is starting to get work confirmations for our return, and life will escalate just as it does.  But that is okay – that allows us to continue this wonderful part time life on the road!  We have tons of camping trips planned this summer, and we know it will pass in a blur as always.
We miss our kids, big and little, our friends, and oddly enough even work a bit.  Until next week take care, I may post photos when I get enough initiative.  LOL
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