stayed two nights at Morro Bay Dunes to give us a day to
explore and sight see. We toured the natural history museum that
overlooks the large estuary at a time of very low tide and then
had lunch at a fish place along the water’s edge. As the tide
came back in we got to see the anchored boats turn on their moorings
to face the opposite direction with the flow of the water.
Leaving Morrow Bay we had a blowout on the rig.
Not a good way to start a day’s travel but other than a totally
shredded tire there was no damage done. Steve removed what was left
of the old tire and put on the spare. After finding a tire store
and getting a new tire put on we continued south on 101 to 126 where
we departed the coast and headed for the 14 to take us to Lancaster.
probably know that we spend a few weeks with Fran’s #1 son
Mark and his family in Lancaster each season.
daytime weather was beautiful but after mid-December we had to disconnect
the water hose nightly. The first really cold night caught
us off guard and burst our hose.
Lancaster we always get caught up in the activity that surrounds
young families these days... scouts, soccer, school, homework ...sometimes
pretty exhausting when you’re not used to it but we do enjoy
made a day trip with the grandsons’ scout troop. It was a
tour of Burro Schmidt Tunnel in the El Paso Mountains
south of Ridgecrest. Burro Schmidt dug the tunnel alone. It was
over 2200 feet long and took 32 two years to hack through to the
other side of the mountain.
planned month’s stay in Lancaster grew to two months to cover
Christmas, New Year’s and soccer tournaments.
were a bit windy when we left Antelope Valley Monday the
6th of January but NOTHING like it was that night in Wilderness
Lakes TTN, just south of Sun City. The locals say it was
the worst Santa Ana winds in history. We got lost coming down...
didn't make a turn off in Riverside and had to go south on I-15
and then back up on 215. It worked out for us because there were
accidents on 215 due to the wind and we missed them.
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