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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:)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Adventures

Our destination this week was South Carlsbad State Beach Campground.  The website promised an ocean view and beaches to walk on within a reasonable distance from your site.  And it was true.  For this Pisces it was ocean at last.  The smell alone invigorates.  I even think my Scorpio friend is a bit addicted! 
We always say we will spend the first day setting up and relaxing, but to be honest with over 80,000 km on this trailer alone, setting up is a 10 minute procedure.  But we are getting better at relaxing, which to us means trying not to road trip. LOL  It doesn’t include stops to Walmarts or Costcos.
We had a few relaxing days here, driving Highway 101 and just taking in the splendour. It is  nice to end the day with a sunset like this.
Everyday Sunset:) 
Coming from Saskatchewan and Alberta, and not living close to oceans and mountains as part of our daily existence, the sights remain wondrous.  Here is a typical housing development on the coast.
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Definitely one of the highlights of the trip thus far was a visit to Coronado Island, on the south side of San Diego!  What a beautiful town and scenery.  It has a quaint waterfront development, where we had our picnic lunch, then a larger downtown development, with streets made for strolling and sightseeing. 
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This fellow watched us the whole time, posing for everyone who came by.  It was almost freaky…
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Other days were spent at the beach, outlet shopping and seeing Legoland.  Note I don’t say visiting Legoland, just seeing where it was.  There are many tourist things here that may be fun if we had the grandchildren with us, but not engaging enough for us.
We drove through and around San Diego a bit, and it is a beautiful city.  It is hard not to like any of the communities around here, built on the ocean and minutes away from vies that take your breath away.  Although in so many aspects one cit is like another, it is always wise to take the time to drive and enjoy.
On the drive into Legoland there were some teasers out there and these are just for Blake:
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Tomorrow morning we leave for Prismo Beach.  It was a great week and we enjoyed every “action packed” moment.

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