Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and get back to your roots. Since it’s not often that we make it to the Midwest, we decided to do a big family road trip and try to hit as many people as possible in one shot. Ditch Bighaus in storage south of San Jose, park Jeeperz at the San Bruno BART station, hop a train to catch a flight out of San Francisco into into Minneapolis to spend three days with Colette’s folks, drive to southern Wisconsin and spend a couple days with her brother, then drive to Ann Arbor to spend a few days with my folks, with a quick stop in Grand Rapids to have dinner with my cousins. Toss a couple days at Silk’s house in and cap it off with a flight out of Detroit back to San Francisco, and that makes for a crazy ten days.
With a little research on the interwebz, we found O’Neill Regional Park, a nice little county park that would fit Bighaus, dry camping with water hookup for $20 a night. Not too bad overall, and yet another time we’re grateful for having put the investment into the solar panels.
Catalina also has some crazy birthday promotions going one, from food to trinkets to snacks – great publicity generators and ways to get people who are on the fence to commit to the trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed our entire time at the Chula Vista RV Resort for many reasons, from the nightly sunsets over the San Diego Harbor to the wonderful community of people who stay there every winter.
We also enjoy our time at Santee Lakes Campground, although for completely different reasons.
That holds true for this week, too. We had intended to stay at Chula Vista RV Park for the month of March. When we found out we’d have to move locations (due to maintenance on our site) the gypsy blood started flowing and we figured once we pack everything up we might as well head on down the road.