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Mar 9, 2014 - San Juan Bautista

A Day trip To: San Juan Bautista the Town San Juan Bautista State Historical Park Old San Juan Bautista Mission

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Apr 17, 2013 - Day 1

4/17 – Ding! At the sound of the bell I was off this morning in Quo Vadis headed down El Camino Real. I am tracing the path that connected the chain of missions established by the colonizing Spaniards in Alta California in the 1700’s along with their Franciscan padres. (Wouldn’t they be proud of Pope Francis?) Missions San Jose and San Juan Bautista were today’s stops. In the MSJ museum I made my first favorite sighting - the original Brita filter: from the early mission settlement a giant porous stone vat through which water dripped into...

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The Royal Road

Jun 17, 2012 - Weekend at Betabel

On Friday Arnie and I went to Fremont Peak. Fremont Peak State Park is not far from the Betabel RV Park. I only needed to drive a few miles south on highway 101 and head a couple of miles toward San Juan Bautista to find the road to the state park. It was an eleven mile drive up the mountain to the parking lot where we found the short trail to the peak. We had a little trouble getting up and down the trail and I had to carry Arnie three times, once up onto a rock and twice over cattle barriers. But we made it and the view from the top was...

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Oct 12, 2011 - Monterey Bay Aquarium

We woke to foggy weather. I think being this close to the coast that tends to happen. We saw some on our way home last night. It didn’t take long to drive out of it. We got to Monterey about 10:30. This is our second visit to the aquarium. It has been 10 years or so since our last one. It was every bit as good as we remembered it. We had a great time trying to see everything. Both of us had cameras so we got lots of pictures. We walked back to the truck for lunch. We had cheese and fruit. A nice change from our normal sandwich. Our feet...

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C & C's Adventures

Oct 11, 2011 - Strawberry Picking

Yesterday was a work day for us. Carolyn worked on banking and paperwork and I washed the outside of the 5th wheel, including the roof. It was a great day for it. It was about 65 out and cloudy. It was after lunch by the time I got done and it was relaxing the rest of the day. That is one project that is nice to be done. I didn’t plan on doing the roof, but I didn’t know if I would be able to wash it when we got settled into our campground in Mesa. We are exploring the area today. Our first stop is The San Juan Bautista Mission. It was...

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C & C's Adventures

Oct 9, 2011 - Nice Place

This was a move day for us and we got left about 10:30. We are driving 107 miles today, still heading south. Carolyn tried to find a church to go to last night, but couldn’t come up with anything so we will miss church this week. We don’t like traveling on Sundays for that reason. But it just works out that way some times. We drove down Interstate 5 for most of the way. We had the golden brown foothills on our right side with cattle running in them and farm ground on our right. We saw fields and fields of trees. Fruit trees and nut trees...

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Jul 29, 2011 - Gilroy Garlic Festival

After conquering the "Grapevine" on I-5 we headed West over another set of equally steep mountains on the 152 to Betabel RV Resort in San Juan Bautista, CA off the 101. On the I-5 there were miles and miles of Kale and Kale and Kale (private joke). Actually this is truly the vegetable belt with miles of tomatoes, pistachios, apples, lettuce and huge cattle sheds these virtually go as far as the eye can see. The campground is full due to the festival one of the few that where full as we travel. The temperatures here go from a high of 90 to...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Where are J.C. and Bev?

My last post indicated we were headed for the Bay Area to our old stomping grounds for doctor's appointments and to visit my family. One appointment was to check out the shoulder injury I got last July while in the Black HIlls. To make a long story short, I needed surgery immediately. My surgeon would only promise that he would make me feel better...no guarantees that he would be able to repair all the damage. The good news is that he was able to make the repairs but I (we) are stuck here for about 3 months for healing and physical therapy....

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Apr 27, 2010 - San Juan Bautista, CA

Vacation 2010-5 April 24, 2010 It was very foggy when we got up this morning. The fog did not lift until we were about 50 miles north of Paso Robles. As we drove along the valley we again saw many vineyards and vegetables growing along the highway. Many of the fields were filled with workers who were harvesting the crops along with machinery that assisted in getting the material to the packing houses. All of a sudden John saw a sign that said Camp Roberts. This is the place that his Dad was for basic training for WWII. It is now deserted...

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Jun 10, 2009 - San Juan Bautista,CA - Betabel RV Park

Wow. What a beautiful drive north on Hwy 101 from Morro Bay to San Juan Bautista, CA at Betabel RV Park. This section of the 101 Hwy is a divided 2 lane highway almost all the way from Morro Bay to San Juan Bautista. There were MILES of vineyards along the road and it was a very comfortable and scenic drive. Tomorrow we go to Big Sur! Ee have to take our dog, Elvis, because it 65 miles away and we'll be gone all day. More to report later... Later - Yikes, what a drive even in the toad! Sure glad I didn't take my RV to Big Sur, although...

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May 26, 2009 - Moss Landing, Monterey and Carmel

Yesterday, we took the car to the coast. At Moss Landing, we had lunch at Phil's Seafood Market. Bobby Flay (famous chef) recently had a contest with Phil, to see who made the best Cioppino ( a fish stew in tomato broth). Phil won the contest. We both had the cioppino, and it was fantastic. I also bought a pound of fresh halibut, which we had for supper tonight. The Moss Landing harbor was full of fishing boats and sea lions. There was one really large one that kept bellowing and pushing the others off their perch and into the water. We...

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May 24, 2009 - San Juan Bautista, CA

We drove north on Hwy 101 to San Juan Bautista on Friday, a small historic town about 50 miles east of the Monterey coast. SJB is not considered a destination area for the holiday weekend, which is why they had room for us. We've learned that Californians love to camp within their state. Most of the license plates in every campground we've stayed at are from CA. We have had the same weather phenomenon every day we've been here. The 'marine layer' as the locals call it, rolls in every afternoon. It's actually a very dense fog. I've decided...

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