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We Arrived Only to Set Sail Again (Literally)

There will be no moss on the rolling stone :)

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I know it has been a while but I purposefully left my laptop back at our Tahoe rental so as not to work or blog while we spent time with our friends, Lee and Penny, in San Diego. After arriving in the gorgeous Olympic Valley on Monday, we packed a much lighter load and headed on down to San Diego.

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This time, however, Nikita, stayed at the house with our friend, Sam, who catsit her while we were away. She also had Michaela as a secondary sitter. It was dooly noted that Nikita was done with the Travato. She was happy to stay at the house. Bob was even happier that Nikita was not with us and this second ride was so much easier without a "runner" in the household. We didn't have to walk over a litter box nor worry about her escaping into unknown parts of California.

As we became more experienced "Camper Van People", we realized that we could spend more nights at a Harvest Host site rather than a campground. Traveling down 395 to San Diego was very picturesque but there were limited Harvest Host sites. On the way down, we took 395 to 120 around Mono Lake

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The next morning, we woke up and completed the drive to San Diego and met up with Lee and Penny on their boat (er.yacht), Preference.180_5e6bc100-d33c-11ea-8734-ad8088732304.jpg We set sail to the Catalina Islands for the next few days and it was absolutely the most perfect getaway. Lee cooked for us every day and we enjoyed the gorgeous waters off Catalina Island.
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On the way back, we stopped at a campground overlooking the Bridgeport Reservoir

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which was about 3 hours south of Tahoe. We took 395 all the back and it was a much more beautiful route to take driving past Mamouth Lake and Mountain and around the Inyo State Forest. Gorgeous! We are now back up in Tahoe until our next journey which I think will be Sonoma next week for a glamping getaway. This should be interesting.

Posted by Greenarlene 07:47 Archived in USA Tagged lake club island country bishop basin catalina mono

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