Moving againThursday, February 18, 2010 – Today we moved again (3rd and last time) in this campground, and this new site is great. The site is at the east side of the campground, and we park alongside the road with great views and very big roomy and private (as private as a campground can get) site. We are happy, as this is going to be our home for the next two and a half weeks.
The views from our site are nice:
Good Bye MoeLater today we drove to Harvey (Patti’s brother) and Allison, together with Moe. We are actually going to give Mow away today. Lot's of thoughts re going through are mind, and great memories. We love Moe very much, and as much as we wanted to leave Moe with us, we feel it is not fair to Moe. He is not adjusting to RV life, and always nervous, alert and growling or barking. He never used to be like that, and we we lived on our farm in MN or PA he was as happy as can be.
We packed all his toys, dishes, beds, leashes and food, and drove about 2 hours (bad traffic) to Harvey’s house. Needless to say they were extremely happy – they were waiting for Mow for sometime now, and finally he got there.
Moe is VERY people friendly and dogs friendly, and he fits right in. He was very happy to be untied in the much bigger house and yard, with all the attention he got. He was playful and made his bean jumps of glee that are so typical to boxers.
After a nice long visit, and a great Home Made Pizza dinner, it was time for good bye. Patti was strong, and did not cry. At least not at that moment.
The way back was kinda sad, and we were both in our thoughts. but the next morning was even harder.
Sad morningFriday, February 19, 2010 – I woke up first. Lately I do, since Patti is not sleeping so well. She wakes up at night with pain, so she sleeps a little longer in the mornings. Every morning when I wake up, Moe is immediately shakes up, waiting for me outside the bedroom and wages his tail, greeting me. I will be honest – not every morning I had the energies to play with him, and sometime I know I disappointed him, but he never gave up. Every morning he was there for me, waiting and greeting me with positive endless energy. But this morning he was not there. It was too quiet and lonely. This is the saddest moment I had since Moe left. It hits you when you miss those little moments that became almost a routine and now that are gone.
I know, I know he is happy and we did the right thing for him. I am not regretting, but a little sad. That’s natural, isn’t it?
Weekend with the kidsSaturday, February 20, 2010 – Today I went to pick up my youngest kids – Gal (12) and Maya (14). They live in Mission Viejo in Orange County, about 2 hours drive from here, with their mother.
The know I was on my way to South CA for some time, and they track my journey impatiently, until I finally got here, so they are excited and so am I.
I took the Ortego highway (hwy 74) from Lake Elsinore through Cleveland National park. The road climbs just above the town and the views from the top are amazing. I couldn’t help it, stopped and took some pictures, than later stitched them to a panoramic view:
The Geocaching BugWe were extremely happy to meet again, and looking forward to have some fun together. On the way back I told them about the geocaching adventures we were doing lately and they wanted to try it. We had Patti’s iPhone with us, with the geocaching app loaded on it, so all we had to do is to stop somewhere on the way, click a button and get a list of the the caches around us. Pretty cool, huh?
Tight sleepingAs of some of you already know, our RV is relatively new to us. This one we got only couple months ago, and there are many improvements we want to add to it. One of them on the list is a sleeper sofa and a dinette, but all expenses are on freeze now. So… I stopped at Wal-Mart and got couple air mattresses. You can imagine how is it to put two twin mattresses on a floor of an RV. If you can’t – here is how it looks:
Sunday, February 21, 2010 – Woke up late. You know how teenagers are. Great to wake up and have the kids around. It tool us some time to get the rig into shape, get some plans for the day, print some geocaches and get going. I just forgot to take one thing – my head!
Shortly after we left, I noticed I don’t have my camera with me. Can’t travel without my camera. How could I forget it? You could see me going out with underwear, forgetting to wear my pants, but still with my camera, and this time – I just spaced it out.
OK, turning backAfter short 10 minutes we were on the way again, with the camera. As we drive I think – do I have everything?
Shoes, socks – Check!
Pants, belt shirt – check!
Camera – check!
GPS – check!
snacks for the way – check!
Oh no, Back againOoops, where is my wallet? We stop and start looking. I call Patti ask her to look in the RV. No wallet. A border patrol search would be proud of me – I had the car completely emptied and searched, but no wallet. Patti could not find the wallet either.
Maybe I lost it yesterday while geocaching… I am starting to think where it could be, and where I used it last. You know – I am sure you lost something in your life. But I had only half a day to share with the kids, and I did not want to spend it looking for wallet.
Little problem, with quarter tank of gas, I will not get too far. End of story – Patti finds the wallet in a kitchen drawer, no idea how it found it’s way there.
For the third time we are on the road again. This time we took hwy 76 through lake Henshaw. This mountain area is full of spectacular views
This is one of the photos that made up this panorama:
Please enjoy the views:
Just before Palomar Mountain State Park – where the clouds start