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Wyatt’s Birthday trip at Pismo Beach (9/15/17-9/17/17)

Wyatt wanted to celebrate his birthday boogie boarding in Pismo so that’s what we did! We took his cousin Taylor with us because they’re super close. My parents also came along and got an Air bnb. We stayed at Pismo Sands RV resort because we love the hot tub they have!

We went out to donuts twice because he didn’t want cake. We also went to 2 different goodwills and had lots of fun getting stuff for some good deals! We spent about 3 hours at Avila Beach letting them boogie board and have fun. They had a blast playing and having fun! We went out for pizza and ice cream and swam at the resort a few times. Taylor got a design book and has been having tons of fun designing clothes in it.

It was definitely a fun trip and many awesome memories were made!!! 🏖🚎🍕🍰

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Pismo Beach with mom (7/9/17-7/13/17)

My Mother’s Day gift to my mom was a trip camping at the beach! Luckily we picked a week when we avoided super high temperatures and smoky air from fires in the valley. Basically everyday we did a lot of the same everyday and it was perfect that way! 

Everyday we would go to the beach and spend a few hours there, hit up a coffee bean and tea leaf, then go thrift shopping at a goodwill, and finally we would swim in the pool and hot tub at our campground. 


One of the days my old neighbor, Anna, came to see us and hang out. That day when we were at the beach we saw 2 whales jump COMPLETELY out of the water! I had never seen that before! It was awesome! 


We also spent some time with our friends Robert and Leigh and their kids since they were also staying at Pismo. It was such a fun trip and boy did we have fun catching some good deals! 


We stayed at Pismo Sands in site 20. I think the is the best site we’ve ever had there. U can see the pool and it’s really close to the playground. 

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Redwood National Park (6/26/17-6/27/17) 

This is the last leg of our northwest trip and what a beautiful place to end at! Redwood National Park is where the forest meets the ocean. It’s so wet and lush here with ferns and lillies growing under the trees. We did the Lady Bird Johnson trail and it was beautiful!!! It was cool, but not cold, and the beauty of the trees and the vegetation was breathtaking! Kyle also remembered that Return of the Jedi and parts of Jurassic park were filmed there! So cool! 




We stayed at Elk Country RV resort. That place was super cool and we definitely need to stay there again. There is a herd of Roosevelt elk that roam and stay there for a lot of the day. They were very neat to watch. The RV resort had meadow sites and forest sites. We were in the meadow and that was fine, but next time we want to stay in site 96 of the forest area. They had a man made pond that was super pretty too! It’s been an amazing trip and I’m so glad we ventured out far to see things we’ve never seen before! #startreknerd 


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Pismo Beach for spring break! (4/7/17-4/12/17)

Instead of going somewhere far away or trying to tackle tons of different sights to see, we decided to really relax over break and just set up and chill at Pismo. It was AWESOME! 6 days and 5 nights of relaxation… 


We couldn’t get into PCV so we stayed at Pismo Sands. It’s in Oceano, so it’s a drive to Pismo and all the usual things we do, but it was nice because it was calmer, more spacious, less busy, and most importantly, they have a HEATED pool and jacuzzi! We swam and relaxed in the pool and jacuzzi at least once a day, but some days as much as 3 times! We were in site 52 and it was a great site, a pull through near the pool. They also have a great pirate ship playground. 



Most days we went to the beach and played for a while. James and Kyle would boogie board and the littles would play a bit in the water and then mainly in the sand. One day we visited our friends Joe and Jen Martin at PCV and we let all the kids play in the Pismo creek and in the ocean there. 



We saw a dead otter on the beach that had several puncture wounds and its face damaged a lot. A state employee came and got it and she said there are tons of great whites right now in the water and otters do get killed by them sometimes. 


Every time I come to Pismo I call my high school French teacher, Mme Marsh and she came over and ate dinner with us and hung out by the fire. She loved the magic fire when we added the color packets. It’s always great to see her. 


We ate out a few times. We are a family portion of fish and chips at the Quarterhouse. We ate froyo a few times and we loved this place called Surfside donuts too. We also ate some awesome breakfast burritos at the Orange Cat cafe but they only take cash so u have to be prepared. Also we had to have pizza at Klondikes pizza in Arroyo Grande. 


We made friends with 2 sets of neighbors one from Bakersfield too and another from Oakhurst. They all had boys and the kids were just playing together every moment they could. 


We also visited 2 used bookstores to buy the boys some books to keep them entertained in case it rained. Nan’s bookstore was great and she even had a cat we made friends with. A to Z books was too pricy and we didn’t buy much there. 


It was a wonderful and relaxing trip and we’re thinking of making it a spring break tradition! 

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Super Bowl weekend at Pismo beach (2/3/17-2/6/17)

There’s a group of friends who go camping for Super Bowl weekend every year at Pismo Beach. We decided to join them this year after 8 years of not going in the trip. It was a blast! We were there with the Witchers, the Rhodes, the Vanderziels, the Bentleys, and the Martins. 


We were in campsite 205 and it’s right by the pool and the beach access. It was a great location. We spent most of the time hanging out at the campsites. The moms did walk to the outlet mall and enjoy doing some shopping and we walked into downtown Pismo and walked on the pier and enjoyed spending time together. 

I also texted Dell-Louise Marsh and she came to our campsite for a visit. It was great to see her and hear she’s keeping busy and doing well. 

The big game was with the Falcons and the Patriots and it really looked like the Falcons were going to win but the patriots came back at the end to win. Darn! We all were rooting for the underdog. It was a wonderful trip and we all made great memories together! 

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Ventura beach, CA (9/16/16-9/18/16)

We were just itching to take out the new rig but even though we owned it a month, this was the first weekend we could go. We stayed at Ventura Beach RV resort in site 125. It was a nice park and it was just a short walk to downtown Ventura and to the beach. They also had a pool and a heated spa which was nice since the weather was a bit chilly. 


We arrived on Friday night and enjoyed cupcakes for Wyatt’s 6th birthday! The next morning we got up and walked into Ventura to grab a coffee and tea and to see the city a bit. Then we came back and went back and got ready and walked the opposite direction to the beach. 


It was overcast and slightly windy, but it felt so good from the Bakersfield heat. James had a boogie board and was catching lots of waves and the other 2 spent a lot of time digging and playing in the sand. The water was chilly so it kept them out. Kyle did some swimming too and we took a couple of barefoot walks on the beach. 😍😍😍


We came back and had a swim in the pool and a good soak in the hot tub which had given us an idea that we need one at our house. Ha! 

Then we walked once more into town and ate dinner at the Busy Bee cafe which is a 50’s diner. It was cute and there was a juke box playing oldies. We had a slow still back with our full tummies and the boys ended up playing with about 4 other boys in the resort and I enjoyed needed to wear a jacket and have a lap quilt. 

Sunday morning we got up, ate bacon and eggs, and had another walk for coffee and tea. Then we packed up and took off. 

This trip was good because we started making a list of stuff we need in the motor home, like bedding for the boys! Geez! I can’t believe we forgot that! Haha! We can’t wait for our trip in October with family!!! 

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Camping in Santa Barbara, CA (6/13/16-6/15/16)

After a hiatus that was too long from camping, we finally got a few days to get out of town to Santa Barbara. Originally we were supposed to camp at El Capitan but the campground we were supposed to stay at falsely advertised a lot on their webpage so we left and were lucky to find Santa Barbara Sunrise RV park. It’s the only RV park in the city of SB. We were in site 22 which is right next to a 12 foot wall that separates us from the 101 freeway. You did hear freeway traffic, but it wasn’t too bad and their staff was super nice. 

We arrived Friday later and made dinner and let the boys play outside till the sun went down. There was a chilly refreshing breeze that we aren’t used to in Bakersfield this time of year. 

Saturday we got up and went to Stearns Wharf. We got to park our car on it too! They have a really great sea center that let us touch swell sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, star fish, and more. They had jellyfish, crabs, and a whole lot more. 


Then we ate some ice cream on the pier and then too a little tugboat called Lil Toot to the harbor. The boat was super cute and the boys even got to drive it. 


At the harbor we went to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The boys loved it there. They had diving suits, a kids area where they could fish in a make believe kelp forest, and virtually fish, color, make captains hats, and do a scavenger hunt for a toy from the treasure chest. 


Then we rode Lil Toot back to the wharf and dropped Kyle back off at the trailer so he could study and we went to the beach. The boys had lots of fun playing in the water and sand. The boys buried themselves, rode on the boogie boards to see fish, and James even helped two girls who got beached. He is such a sweetheart! 


Then we went back and cleaned up and went to Chubbies and got burgers. The burgers and shakes were good, the fries not so much. We spent the last part of the evening watching the Lego movie in the trailer. 

On our last morning we got up and went to the Santa Barbara Natural History museum. That place was very quaint and cute. They had Sue the T-Rex, a huge insect and bird collection, rocks and fossils, a small planetarium, and a big butterfly exhibit. I definitely recommend it. It’s sad to leave this beautiful weather, but we should be doing another trip to the beach in a couple weeks so it’s nice to know we’ll be back soon. 

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