Tag : San Andreas Fault

Giant Redwoods RV and Camp - Myers Flat, California

We headed north on Hwy 101 from Willits on up to Myers Flat in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park area. For the most part, Hwy 101 is not real bad as far as tight curves and narrow roads, those qualities that people who drive big rigs don’t like too much. But there is a 9-mile section north of Leggett (where …

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Elk, California

The coast of Mendocino County is full of wilderness, trees, rugged coast line, curvy Hwy 1, and multiple charming towns.  The towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg are known for being popular for TV and movie filming.  “Murder She Wrote” was filmed in Mendocino for years as was one of our favorite movies “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are …

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Bodega Country Store Bodega California

“The Birds” Filming Locations Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963), forever cemented in many of our brains to haunt us through eternity, was filmed in multiple locations in California but two of the main locations in the Bodega Bay area were in both the town of Bodega and the town of Bodega Bay.  Hitchcock intertwined the scenes filmed in both towns …

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Doran Beach Regional Park Bodega Bay California

I first watched Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” when I was a young girl and it scared the bejesus out of me!! Every year I would get together with the neighborhood kids and we would watch the movie together, usually in the summertime when it was hot and all the windows were wide open. It made for a really, really scary …

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Pinnacles National Park California

Wildlife   As the crowds thinned and we found ourselves alone then the wildlife appeared. We could just sit in our rig or by our rig and see lots of birds. I selected our site based on being close to the Condor viewing area. We had tried to view the Condors in Grand Canyon a few weeks ago but no …

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Pinnacles National Park - Paicines, California

Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest national parks in the US as of 2013. Previously it was a national monument since 1908. The park sits along the San Andreas Fault south of the San Francisco Bay Area and has a Mediterranean climate and can be quite comfortable during the winter months. The park is all about California Condors …

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Oasis Palms RV Park Thermal California

We headed south from Joshua Tree National Park along Box Canyon Rd.  Taking Box Canyon cuts off a few miles from driving I-10 to Hwy 86 south.  Not only does it save some miles but it also is a nice, quiet, peaceful, scenic drive right along the San Andreas Fault. Who doesn’t want that? Box Canyon Rd is a popular …

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Written on Jan, 02, 2014 by in , , | Leave a comment
Those Young Guys - Shields Date Gardens - Indio California

Ahh…We love Shields! I have been visiting Shields since, ahem…the late 70s. I was attending university in Southern California and my friends and I would head to Palm Springs for the weekends during the blistering heat of the summer and then on Saturday afternoons we would drive to Shields for a nice cold date shake and a bit of a …

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Written on Jan, 19, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment
Those Young Guys - Salvation Mountain

Another great day for a motorcycle ride while staying at Anza Borrego. We decided to take the motorcycle and make a counter clockwise journey all the way around Salton Sea. We headed east on Hwy 78 towards the Sea and then turned to the south. We thought we might as well head on over to Salvation Mountain and check out …

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Campground: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Location: Indio, California – right off I-10 Site: Anywhere we wanted in their large RV parking lot Cost: $0 Services: Boondock Comments: A fine place to spend the night while traveling. Go tour the casino, eat at one the restaurants, or kick back outside your RV and do some people watching. You can hear traffic …

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