Wacky Wanderers

exploring on the road as a family

Moab Utah

We had a long driving day with a promised swimming pool reward at the end of it.  The girls did great for most of the trip and we were able to arrive at Canyonlands RV Park around 2pm.  Not too bad!  We had time to have a good swim in the pool while Justin went grocery shopping, eat a delicious giant salad for dinner PLUS go to the playground before it was reading time.  Woo!  Success!

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On the road again (first stop Pendleton OR)

Oh my goodness! Believe it or not, we are on the road again. We lost half our sanity prepping for this trip but, we’re here. You might notice that I chose not to write a post the first day we set out on the road. Spirits and moods weren’t especially high for the first couple of days and writings about hard times isn’t very fun to read about. Let’s just say we pushed ourselves a little too hard with projects and our family’s overall well being took a hit. 

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Crescent City, CA & Ocean World Aquarium

From the Redwoods National and State Parks we headed north to Crescent City where there was another ranger station where the girls could turn in their Jr Ranger booklets and take their pledge. While in the town we saw the Shoreline RV Campground. Since it was within a short walk to the visitor center and it was approaching dinner time, we decided to stay there for the night.

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Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Barbara, CA

Just a little ways from the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center we found a great group of campgrounds at Carpinteria State Beach. They were named after the Channel Islands and were located on the beach with lots of grassy areas to play on and access to a bike path that led right into town! The only down side, which was a big loud one, was the train tracks, with passenger trains that blasted horns blaring just past Wobbles. Ha!

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San Diego, CA: Part I

While we were at Anzo-Borrego State Park Justin’s former coworker extended a very generous sweet offer to park in his driveway in San Diego for a bit. We had previously wiped Sand Diego off our travel list because for one, we had already explored it (though it was when our 5 year old was a baby) and because campgrounds were far from the city and/or pricey. But thanks to this kind offer, we decided to go to San Diego after all!

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