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May 27, 2014 - Bakersfield, CA

Early start to Bakersfield today at 8:15 am. Hot day already at 86 degree. Lots of cars already in progress on I-15 S. We hit a traffic jam from 10:10 – 10:25 am…car rolled over. We saw the police, ambulance, and fire truck taking off from Baker to Barstow to the accident site. Lucky for us, we were only a few minutes away when the accident occurred, so we got through in 15 minutes. I imagine the backup after we got passed to be hours long…from 3 lines down to 1. Saw billboards along the way on I-15 for Peggy Sue’s Diner…had to check it...

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May 25, 2014 - Bakersfield - but....

We planned to be in Bakersfield this weekend. In fact, we are in Bakersfield. But the catch is that we will be heading back to Fontana tomorrow. All the scheduled work was done by the end of the day on Wednesday and our plan was to sleep in on Thursday morning and leave at 11:00 for Bakersfield for a six-day stay. But, when I found a lingering problem with one of the small rear slideouts, that was changed to an early rise so that they could adjust the slide in time for us to leave. So we spent the morning in the Alfateer’s waiting room...

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Apr 14, 2014 - Day 3 - San Fran to Bakersfield

Good Evening Parents Okay so not quite as busy a day today as yesterday as we had to take a signifiant chuck of travelling time today for the big visit to Vegas tomorrow. We started pretty early today to get ourselves to Muir Wood. Part of the US National Parks, Muir Woods is home to some of the oldest tress and forest on earth with some trees reaching into the hundreds of feet in height. A little bit different for some and something you certainly can't see anywhere else. We then went to small town of Sausalito which is one of my favourite...

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BBEC WEST COAST 2014

Apr 13, 2014 - Bakersfiled, CA

We left Flag City around 0930 and our destination for the day was Bakersfield, California. We stopped at the Flying "J" truck stop to refuel which took about twenty minutes and $252 dollars for the fuel we purchased. We got back on the road and headed south on Us 99. Traffic was light and the weather was great. No clouds and bright sun with a light wind. It was about 56 degrees when Ross went for his daily walk around 0615 and the wind was light. The temperature began to climb a little before we left Flag City but it was still cold enough...

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Mar 17, 2014 - The end has begun. River Run RV park

With an agreed upon departure time of 8AM we have pointed the Bounder for home. Departure route out of Vegas was relativelyu unpainful as most appeared heading into the city. However once into the Mojave Desert the unpklanned happened. We ran into 40MPH head winds and blowing sand like I have never seen. Wind and sand continued all day long until we were past Edwards aif force base and descended out of the Tecupolah mountains. Then there it was. Grass, trees that weren't palm and moisture in the air. You could just feel it spread thru the...

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Feb 15, 2014 - Bakersfield Days

So we did Bakersfield again today. Spent the morning at Hart Memorial Park as planned, walking along the banks of the Kern River looking for interesting stuff. Met a woman prepping a huge birthday party for her 18 year old son, who said "Why on earth would you spend time in Bakersfield?" and then went on about how beautiful the light is here in the early morning and where we could go for the best views, saw a man and woman costumed as little red riding hood and the woodcutter having a photo shoot in the woods, and came across a man with a...

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Feb 14, 2014 - OMG!! Peacocks!

So we left Borrego yesterday morning. It was a beautiful day, but slightly clouded for us by the fact that our electric stairs wouldn't go in. Then they would, so we left. Then they flew open again as we were driving down the highway. And then back in again. And so it went. A bit disconcerting. Hit a dip in the road, and you could be in big trouble. Luckily we drove very slowly over the dips and the stairs settled down and disaster was averted. However we just drove straight through -- about six hours -- only stopping for gas, and it ended...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, CA

Another beautiful day to travel south on I-5. The roads in spots are getting a lot better, but turning off Hwy 99 onto Hwy 58 not so much. They are working on the roads, but oh so rough and dangerous. I will say that the highway litter that I complained about so much last year is somewhat better, but the highways of the U.S. are appalling, in general, for the litter. No pride in keeping our roadsides clean. Enough of that! We arrived at Orange Grove RV Park and were greeted by our friends Bonnie & Don Fine, from our McKenzie RV Group who...

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Jan 5, 2014 - Traveling to Bakersfield

We are leaving Chowchilla RV site(the lakes Golf and RV) $45 full hook-ups with golf for (2)two. We will have internet at Bakersfield Walmart on Hwy 58/Rosedale. Arrived safely, short drive today which is a nice break, tons of grape vineyards along hwy 99. We are Logged into the Home Depot WiFi. We will then head on down to Hemet, Mountain view RV park.

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Jan 3, 2014 - Home with the new year

As often happens, all did not go as planned. Linda woke up with major digestive problems early morning the day we were to head to Bakersfield so we spent another day in So. Cal.’s 80 degree weather. She felt much better on the 27th, so we headed to Bakersfield, planning to meet the next day with the couple whose wedding I was to do on the 31st. But again, her problems returned, so another delay. Finally on Sunday evening we met with the couple and had a good time getting to know the prospective groom. The rehearsal and wedding proceeded...

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Dec 28, 2013 - River Run Rv Park

Little later start today due to fog but didn't have a lot of miles to do. Made the requisite stop at Wally World to see if any Christmas bargains were left, pickings are slim at best. Found another Pilot station but gas was still 3.43/gal, welcome to California eh. Arizona will put gas back within reach thankfully. Plan is to be in Yuma Monday so will likely casino camp tomorrow around Desert Palms somewhere to split the miles that are left. Thanks for replies to my request folks as I said I messed up the initialization of the blog. Temps...

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Dec 16, 2013 - "Tule" City -- cough, cough!

Hal is in revolt mode. She desperately wanted us to take the 99 south to Bakersfield. We didn't want to go that way. The road is heavily travelled and was in a sad state the last time we travelled it, so we insisted on the I-5. She was overruled and not happy. She does get a certain tone in her voice when she's overruled. Can they program these things to be passive aggressive? Anyway, we took the I-5 against Hal's insisting otherwise. A long, boring route, but better road -- almond groves, orange groves, feed lots, grasslands, power lines,...

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