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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 3rd May 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 17-San Diego to Ventura

Drove 203 miles in 5-3/4 hours today. Left campground about 9:30 and drove through beautiful mountains again.  When we drove through Camp Pendleton Marine Corps. they were doing some maneuvers in the hills with jeeps.  Had to go to Van Nuys to get an air filter kit part at an auto parts store. Had to drive through LA and sometimes it pays to have a driver who's as crazy as everybody else around you.  Harry did great-sometimes there was seven lanes going each way. Lots of Prius cars and electric car charging stations everywhere.

From there we drove through the Santa Monica Mts. and saw lots of strawberry fields with pickers and lemon groves that looked almost ready. Stopped at a roadside stand and got some avocados.

We're staying at McGrath State Park in Ventura on the Pacific. There's not many campers here but lots of wildlife.  It's adjacent to an estuary so there's lots of endangered animals, hundreds of rabbits everywhere, wierd squirrels that dig huge holes in the ground, funky looking birds and as we were walking to the beach a (Heather, don't read this) SNAKE. I don't know who jumped more, Harry or the the snake.  I was behind him so I missed the initial meeting.  We both carried big sticks after that.

We have no hook-ups here but we have propane for the stove, hot water heater and fridge and water stored in the tank. Some lights work by battery but not enough to read by.
Got the french press for coffee, all's well.

Looked at some maps and planned tomorrow, then went outside, stars are amazing. Different sounds, ocean smells and sounds all around.

Next: Day 18-Ventura to Morro Bay, CA
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