July 21, 2013

Summer Fire and Rain

At first, we had just a single night planned, but Sherry suggested we add Friday night to our weekend at Rancho Jurupa. I got the RV into camp Friday afternoon and Sherry went from work. My lookout was evacuated on Wednesday due to the huge Mountain Fire in the San Jacinto wilderness. I was a little distracted through the weekend monitoring the fire status.

We were surprised on Saturday by some incredible thunderstorms, but in between the squalls we were able to get a walk into the woods around the Santa Ana river and the Rubidoux Nature center. We headed into downtown for the Farmer's Market and a cold beer before heading back to camp.

Andy, Rozlynn and her little sister Bam joined us for the evening, and then Wendy and her girls joined us to camp Saturday night. All eight of us went to watch our 66ers baseball team blow a six-run lead and lose (again). Andy's girls had to go home, but we had six of us crammed into La Rana for the night with lots of giggles.

As I unpacked on Sunday, I realized we're running a little behind on stickers for the back of La Rana. I still need Afton Canyon and Casper's, and soon I'll be needing Pineknot (Big Bear).

July 4, 2013

Riding the Rails

This has nothing to do with camping, but it was a great trip and I want to save the details. Last Sunday, we took the Metrolink to Oceanside and then the Coaster to Solana Beach. It is a $10 round-trip for Metrolink and $8 on the Coaster. Next time, we might stop at Carlsbad Village or Encinitas instead of Solana Beach.
8:10am Metrolink to O'Side
10:20am 45mins in O'Side
11:07am Coaster to Solana Beach
11:30am 90 minutes in Solana Beach
1:02pm Coaster back to O'Side
1:28pm 3hrs in O'Side
4:30pm Metrolink for home
6:14pm Back Home