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Mar 28, 2016 - Bakersfield, CA

Left Desert Hot Springs and drove northwest to Bakersfield, approx. 200 miles heading back to SF. Al had a difficult 20 mile drive with the high gusty winds until we got out Desert Hot Springs and the wind tunnel there. We arrived at the Bakersfield River Run RV Park around 2:30 pm. This was the same park we stopped at when we bought the motorhome and headed to Josie’s to stock it 2 years ago. The RV park is well maintained and very near hotels and restaurants. We stopped in again at Black Angus for dinner. Overall, a very enjoyable meal.

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Mar 21, 2016 - No More Desert

Our Captain is a mean, cruel man. He got me up at the crack o' dawn again this morning. Boy, it is hard to get those eyes open and those creaking bones out of that nice, warm bed. Then we drove for three plus hours, out of the desert, over the pass, and into Bakersfield, where we checked into the Orange Grove RV Park at 10:00 am!!! I could have slept in for hours!!! Cruel! Sadistic! -- But, on the positive side, the sunrise was spectacular this morning, with pink clouds all across the sky as far as you could see. It seems we always see...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Feb 5, 2016 - Bakersfield, CA

Here we are back in Bakersfield. We're going to lay up here for a couple days and take a little break from driving and sightseeing. We're at the point of needing a couple days to just sit back and relax. We'll be doing exciting things like laundry, trips to Sam's Club, and doing minor repairs and upkeep. Early next week, we'll be back on the road and heading over Tehachapi Pass (4064') and then turning North on I-15 towards Las Vegas.

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Jan 25, 2016 - Back to California

It's time to turn back West and see what we can of the coast and up to San Francisco area. We covered about 300 miles in 5 1/2 hours, across deserts and over mountain passes. The high point was Tehapachi Pass at 3771 feet. We went from bright sunny desert to cloudy lush green pasture and farmland as we crossed the pass. This is a one night stop in Bakersfield on our way West. Rocky and Lana have split off from us for few weeks to visit with family. We seem to be dealing with a different mechanical "issue" each day, but so far, we've been...

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Jan 21, 2016 - Bakersfield, CA

We headed out early this morning as we planned to go all the way to Bakersfield, CA which is over 400 miles down I-5. Not a bad travel day, but from Coalinga on, the road is absolutely horrible. We turned off at Lost Hills to head through Wasco and our tire pressure monitor started beeping. Oh fun! We limped into Bakersfield where we had called a Les Schwab dealer and they said to come on in. Another cracked wheel!!!! I'm sure the rough road had something to do with it. In any case, the young man at Les Schwab had us repaired and on our way...

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Winter 2016

Jan 2, 2016 - Time to say goodbye

We were supposed to stay another 2 days but weather was moving in and we didn't want to drive in snow over the Tehachapi Mountains. We stayed overnight in Bakersfield at the River Run RV Park, a very nice park that we have stayed in before. However there is no water in the Kern River. And we had to go to the Pyrenees Cafe, a Basque restaurant, that has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Richard had to have the lamb lollipops. And the cabbage soup served with the meal was outstanding.

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Dec 19, 2015 - River Run Rv Park

Only one word for today. RAIN. Holy moly will it ever end. It poured all night and all thru the day today and as I type this meme it is still pouring. Whoever sang it never rains in California I call a big BS. However the forecasters are saying it will improve tomorrow as we have one last nite on the road before we hit Chula Vista on Monday. Not much else to report on as day was uneventful, lots of fog and of course traffic intensifies the closer you get to LA. I plan on going around the big city a bit northerly then turn south out on the...

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New route 15/16

Oct 27, 2015 - Bakersfield

We stayed two nights in Indio. Marge and I had been hearing a metallic noise and we could not find the source. The next morning I found the source which was piece of angle iron that I had had re-welded a couple of years ago but the welds broke again. This piece of angle iron is part of the support platform on which the hydraulic pump that operates the two hydraulic slide-outs sits. I was able to contact a mobile RV service and they came out to the campground at 1100 and re-welded the bracket again. Hopefully this weld will last longer than...

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2015 New York Trip

Sep 30, 2015 - And Waiting......

We have breakfast at the hotel and then return to the room for Charlotte to do some work. We then decide to go out and see some of Bakersfield. I had read about a bakery that has been open since 1887, so that was our first stop. It is a little bakery with some great breads, mostly French types. Talking with the person at the counter we find out that the building the bakery started in was used from 1887 to the early 1960s then was moved to the Kern County Museum in town. They are now in a building being used since the 1930s. We needed to get...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Waiting......

Not a big day for us. Charlotte had a very restless night and is worn out. At least sitting in a hotel room is more comfortable than in the lounge. After breakfast Charlotte sat down at the desk and was doing some work. I ran to the grocery store and picked up a couple of things to have in the room. After doing some work on my computer, I ran out to Office Depot to get a couple of things I needed for a project and to McDonalds for a latte for Charlotte (it has been a very long time since she had one, the last time we RVed in April). We just...

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Sep 28, 2015 - There goes the kids inheritance

We got up at 6:30 so that we could get cleaned up, dressed and close up the motorhome for the service to be done. At 7:45 we entered the service office and I told them I needed more than just an oil change. I described what had happened and they assigned a technician to start working on it. I had a few errands to do and had asked for a good place for breakfast. They had told me that a good place was actually inside a RV Resort that was over by one of the stores I was going to. So we drove over and had a wonderful breakfast at this club...

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Sep 27, 2015 - Off we go with a thud

Well we got started OK. I did sound for the early service at church and then ran home. We packed up the last of the things we needed and said good bye to Squirt. Everything went smoothly in packing up the motorhome, getting the car hooked up and heading out. We had a nice leisurely drive going with a break at a rest stop between Paso Robles and Lost Hills on Highway 46. As we were climbing the one big hill we had this day, the motorhome jerked a couple of times like it was having a problem, then continued on OK. As we got to Lost Hills the...

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