Wacky Wanderers

exploring on the road as a family

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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Yuma AZ and Los Algodones

After being off grid camping for about a week we were ready to move onto our next spot.  We decided to head to Yuma with plans to camp there while we crossed the border to Mexico on foot to all get our dental cleanings done.  We heard from many on the road that there is a hub in Los Algedones, Mexico where there are dozens of dentist offices to choose from who do great work for not a lot of money.  

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Quartsite BLM camping near RV show

Quartsite was our new camping location.  Many of the full-time families were continuing onto another meet-up at the Bash in Lake Havasu.  However, not only did we not have tickets for this event, we also were ready to move onto a quieter setting for a bit.  Meeting up with lots of other families is nice but also overwhelming and tiring.  

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