We are currently in Escondido, CA, which is close to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Our oldest granddaughter Caree is stationed here. After leaving here next week we will head towards Mariposa CA, which is near Yosemite, to attend our granddaughter Shannon's high school graduation. Along the way I have an appointment with a retina specialist in Sacramento CA. After visiting my brother and his family we will head home to Fortuna CA for a couple of weeks of doctor, dentist and optometrist appointments.
By the first of July we hope to begin another phase of our travels, this time taking the northern route across the US. We want to be in the Washington DC area shortly after Labor Day. We will visit the northeast during the fall before returning to the southwest for the winter.
When we arrived at All Seasons RV Park we discovered that a killdeer family was nesting right below the rear of our trailer. I found out that the incubation period was between 25-29 days, but we had no idea when the eggs were laid. I figured we'd be gone before the eggs hatched. Much to our surprise and delight the chicks had hatched 3 days after our arrival. Within several hours the chicks were wandering up to several feet from the nest; within six hours they were wandering up to a hundred feet or so and down to the water's edge, causing the parents much anguish. By the next morning the entire family had moved on - at least that is what we want to believe.