I have a 3 day this weekend, and knowing not many others do, and the weather is drizzly and cold, I thought it a good time to hitch up and head out.
I went to one of my favorite places, Bonita Ranch in Lytle Creek, but it is SOGGY.. No paved spots, only grass...and the ground is saturated to the point of fear of not getting out after sinking in. The owner was very nice and refunded my fees and I left.
Darn, as I hadn't really planned on no hook ups, but I went down the road to Applewhite Campground, a newly renovated Forest Service camp.
Now, I had driven thru here before in mid summer before the reno.. and it wasn't all that special.. not horrible, but typical. BUT.. they have recently upgraded the loop I am in, and made things clean and pleasant. I am in a paved spot, under some trees, sharing the whole campground with a pop up, an old motorhome and the Host. Some tenters were packing it up as I came in.. it was dumping pretty hard.
It's QUIET!!!! How pleasant! It's pouring rain, but it's that 2 weeks in the year when so. cal is lush green, so it is very nice.
The Easter bunny, or I should say, a couple dozen of them, is visiting. Talk about fun for two Beagles! I step out of the trailer with them, and all you see is Hippity Hoppity and scattering of little fuzzy tails into the hills directly across from me! It's so cute, and the pups just quiver. (Ain't nature grand? I have never hunted them, but they know anyway!)
I don't expect that in the summer it will be this pleasant, but it is open all year round, so I have yet another spot to go in winter now!
I am taking this unexpected opportunity to test out all my new "Green" items.. LED fixtures, a couple new solar
panels and a smaller invertor for my comp so I don't drain my gel cells as fast.
I didn't bring my generator
.. oh well.. the car can be hooked up in a pinch.
I'll tell you more when the weekenders get here.
Here is a picture:
Applewhite CG, San Bernardino Nat. Forest .. Lytle Creek area