Monthly Archives: March 2015

February in Joshua Tree National Park


IMG_5705 (1024x576) The real reason we were in Twentynine Palms in February was to visit Joshua Tree National Park. It was Robin's birthday weekend and although we have had some pretty nice dog walking we had not done any real hiking in a while and she was looking to get out. Continue reading

Golfing and Dog Walking in the Desert – Twentynine Palms

After stop two of our "staycation" in Chula Vista, we were ready to get back to reality and some more affordable accommodations but we had no idea where we wanted to go. We loved the weather we had in Palm Springs and we were kicking ourselves for not making a trip up to Joshua Tree National Park while we were so close. At the same time, Palm Springs is far from the place you want to go to save money after being on vacation for a month and unfortunately, our rig is not really compatible with the camping available inside Joshua Tree National Park. A couple we met on the road recommended an RV park in Twentynine Palms which is near the national park where Robin determined she wanted to spend her birthday weekend. Continue reading

Winter Staycation Stop II – Chula Vista

In the last blog I discussed how, instead of spending money on a week long vacation, we decided to do a month long snowbird style "staycation" and increase our spending for the month by approximately what a week long vacation would have cost us. After our golf week in Palm Springs we decided to take up residency at the Chula Vista RV Park for three weeks. Continue reading

How Full Timers Take Vacation – Palm Springs, CA

Years ago we decided that a nice week long vacation is a good way to spend a big birthday like say 40. When Robin turned 40 we did a week completely off work at an all inclusive in Mexico where we lounged on the beach or by the pool, snorkeled, learned to scuba dive, and took full advantage of the all inclusive resort food and drink privileges. Continue reading

Xmas at the Fair, Sideways in Buellton, and La Verne.

After Chowchilla, we made our way back north near my brother and sister in law's place and back to the Pleasanton, Alameda County Fairgrounds where we enjoyed a civilized and traditional holiday with family. Continue reading