First Stop - Mission Bay RV Park, San Diego, CA

Back to San Diego for us! It is a little anticlimactic, after preparing to go on an RV adventure, only to start off staying a month 5 miles from your old house. But, if we are anything, it is practical! It gives us a chance to get used to the camper and see what we need to add or fix. You'd think with it being brand new, there would be no fixes needed. So far, Paul fixed the oven and next week I'm taking it in to have the wiring for the satellite tv looked at. My redneck ingenuity even came in handy when the condensation from the A/C was dripping right onto a jack stand. I got a cardboard paper towel tube ( Pauls contribution) and wrapped in aluminum foil and extended the scupper from the rain gutter, to direct it out further. You can take the girl out of the country…

Before you judge me, the duct tape was in storage. The masking tape was temporary, it has since been upgraded with the good stuff! 

 We have made several runs to the storage unit to get things and take other things to put away. We've been living in it for 4 weeks and I think we pretty much have everything like we want it.

The best part is that our son Dustin lives really close. That means we get to continue to have our weekly Sunday breakfasts. Plus, he is our web designer and is being very patient with his non-tech savvy step Mama.

 Another good thing about staying close, is a lot of my friends are nearby. I've had time to have a couple of farewell get togethers with friends. We will be back before the end of the year, when we start the real traveling, so it's not really goodbye yet.

 Jan, Jane, Cyndi and me.

Jan, Jane, Cyndi and me.

 Other than not living in a regular house, not much has changed. We still have the same routine. Walk the dog, work-out, read our books on the patio, have a few cold beers and go to bed early.

 Fiona is loving the new camper. When we are inside she has a window we call the porthole, that she can look out of. When we are outside, we hook her to a long leash and she watches the kids and dogs go by. We got her a seat cover for the truck called a hammock. It keeps her from feeling like she will fall into the floorboard, even though she wears a doggie seatbelt. Luckily, she's a good traveler, because there is a lot in store!

 Porthole peek!

Porthole peek!

 Backseat driver!

Backseat driver!

 It's been nice to stay in a familiar area for the beginning, but I'm ready to get the show on the road!