OK, we'll start with pictures from yesterday. The first is the view Tim woke me up for, which I said, could not be captured by a camera, but I'm putting it here anyway. Next is the San Diego skyline taken from the bridge to Coronado. Then there are a bunch of pictures of us at the Cabrillo National Monument. Can you believe how blue that ocean is? It was such a gorgeous day! So are are some of the pictures....
After we left the Cabrillo National Monument, as I mentioned in yesterday's blog, we went to San Diego beach. The traffic was crazy, the seagulls were huge, and the water was COLD! But, Nathan enjoyed burying Nicholas in the sand, so I snapped some pictures of that and Nicole got this great picture of one of the huge seagulls pilfering through some fast food boxes someone had tossed out. That thing was pretty adept at getting out the remnants of french fries and leaving the packaging - amazing.
And finally, from yesterday, the picture of our little picnic with the bunnies (minus pictures of the bunnies - so sorry!)
Which brings me to today. Tim took Nathan & Nicholas to the local YMCA, which they said was AWESOME! And Nicole & I got much needed showers, plus we, along with Noah, started on the laundry. There were only 2 washers and 2 dryers, and really only 1 washer that worked along with 1 dryer that worked, so we finally gave up on the last load drying and put it in a laundry basket to deal wtih later. After Tim and the boys got back, they hitched up the tow dolly and realized we lost a pin to it, so we couldn't hook up the car. So Nathan & I followed in the car as Tim drove the RV with the other kids hanging with him. After much driving around, we finally found a hardware store where he bought what we needed and hooked up the car. We then found gas for only $3.69 (gulp) a gallon - yikes!! That hurt! So after all these delays, we didn't actually get on the road until probably after 1pm. We were going to try to meet my cousin Diane for lunch, but now it was looking more like dinner! The drive was very beautiful, except for the fact that we got stuck in traffic (my cousin said, "Welcome to California!). We ended up on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH as the locals call it) and driving right by Laguna Beach and several gorgeous beaches! But I have to say, PCH is quite nerve-wracking for me in a motorhome towing a car - I was SO thankful Tim was driving! My cousin lives near a park where you can park on the side of the street, so we parked there and walked over to her house. You can see the ocean from her house, and she lives on something like an intercoastal waterway just a dozen or so houses from the ocean. It was absolutely beautiful! We got some pictures out on her back patio, along with more pictures at the park:
We only stayed like 20-30 minutes because by then it was 5pm and it was going to take us a long time to get to our campground due to all the traffic. So, we said our sad good-byes, and we headed off in search of our campground. It took us almost 2 hours to get there, not because it is that far away, but simply because of the traffic. It was one of the cheapest places we could find, and still the most expensive we had stayed at thus far, but also the cleanest and best kept! We pulled right into a pull-thru full hook up, and I went straight to the laundry room to try to dry that last load. It still wasn't dry and, long story short, we have to wait until tomorrow to try to finish it. Oh well. We ate dinner outside on the picnic table, and then it was get ready for bed, say prayers, and lights out! Which is what I'm going to do right now. Ni-nite! Blessings!
Tim & Jodie