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Old 01-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #15
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Frederick, thanks for the heads up on the traffic.
I've been in LA several times and have always had
an easy time in the traffic.
Actually one of the reasons I like LA is the roads!!
They are a marvel to me, where I live your lucky to
a straightaway long enough to pass someone let alone
multilane
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #16
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I've been in LA several times and have always had an easy time in the traffic.
Actually one of the reasons I like LA is the roads!
OK then, you're a better driver than me.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #17
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I recommend the Oregon coast, but please do be OK with the rain. Here's some picts in and around Tillimook:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1176202...3/200812Oregon

Just across the border in CA, along the 101 you come across the Redwood (State?, National?) Park. Worth a stop. https://picasaweb.google.com/1176202...8WestCoastTrip

Note that most of the 101 along the west coast is a very windy, slow road. Not many towns along the way either.

I you want a suburban night, you can stop by my place along the I-5 south of Seattle, plug-in and have a beer with me.



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Tillamook Cheese Factory Near Tillamook
If you're into aviation just out side of Tillamook there's a great museum.
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You could spend a lot of time exploring the Oregon Coast.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
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From north to south through California...
Off Hwy 101 - avenue of the giants (tallest trees in the world redwoods)
Ano Nuevo state park (big elephant seals)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (one of the best in country)
Big Sur state park
Pismo beach state park
Channel Islands national park (requires ferry ride)
Disneyland (yes traffic is always bad through LA)
San Diego zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #19
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Thanks Freddo! (wow another one!)
I expect to get wet but hopefully we'll get the odd reprieve,,,
as long as the wind don't blow us off the road!!
Thanks for the offer on the plug in,,but we won't get to the coast till
we're south of Portland.
Thanks for the pics . we did the Cheese place in 2010 neet!
Those are big trees!! Gotta check E'm out.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #20
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Thomas ,thanks we have some of those on our list and some to add!
Channel Islands national park (requires ferry ride)
Have to check this one out!
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #21
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Fred, if you don't mind driving inland, Death Valley national park would also be a pretty unique place to visit, and the best time to go would be in the spring.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #22
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Well we may go to the Las Vegas Nascar race
(been a fan since the 70's when we were lucky to
get 5 mins of coverage once a week on
The Wide World of Sports, remember the guy falling off the
end of the ski jump?). So we may check it out, Thanks
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The Wide World of Sports, remember the guy falling off the
end of the ski jump?). So we may check it out, Thanks
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #24
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Just realized we are almost nieghbours ;-)
We are really lloking forward to leaving Saturday after a week long delay.
Since this is our first trip and everything is new and an option, we don't know how far we will get daily or over the long haul.
We have a dark grey Ranger and a 17' Casita with a blck spare cover cover :-) If it stays on that long. If not, it will have an uncovered spare.
If we are in the area of Oceanside (if we can find it) at that time, will try to connect.
Will take a laptop so may be able to keep in touch that way, depending on free WiFi. In the past we stayed at motels and they usually had free internet. This will be yet another challenge for us.
Hope to see you Fred.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:13 AM   #25
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This is us!
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FJ ,,Freddy Jr. Our adopted dog who had the name when we got him,,,, Chihuahua cross
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #26
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well, weve been in oceanside ca. for a week now and lovin it!
we really enjoyed our trip down with a couple of exceptions.
both in california. we came down the 101 till it started to head
inland than switched to #1 along the coast which comes down to ft bragg.
if your a boondocker (we are not) its ok, but we had a terrible time.
finally found a place with showers at least, no ele got there in the dark
took the dog for a quick walk he got ticks(200.00$ fixed that) ,,,,man.
we were pretty said pair sitting in our dark camper eating beans we
heated on the stove,,,,,,,but made me realize i need to be more prepared.
the other problem was gas stations, ya need a zip code to buy gas at the pump
in calif, even with a ccard so then you need to go in tell them how much you want pay for it then if the vehicle wont take it all go back in and get a refund.
now i go to the small independants, most of them will hold your card turn the pump on so i can fill then go in and complete transaction.
guess its a small price for palm trees and surf.
frederick,,,got caught on the 405 ,rush hour, in the dark 12 lanes of traffic!!!
wasnt that bad, we werd going real slow so i had lots of time to make decisions and look at all the new car models that i dont see in our little town
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #27
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Hi Fred,
How much longer are you going to be around Calif.? Check your maps out and go inland from Oceanside to Temecula. Wonderful old town with great wineries and food. Sorry about Fred Jr and the ticks. They are a problem here. ADVANTIX is the best product for that. Not to far from you are friends who have Bolar, and two BIGFOOT 5th wheels
Welcome from a 2 generation back Canuck/ Pembroke,Ontario
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For Alf...on the best time to retire is just as soon as you can make the finances work. For me that was age 53 and that was 22 years ago, For my wife it was age 55 and that was 18 years ago. She had to work longer to get her vested time in.
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