In the last few days, winter seems to have pounced upon us here in the Vancouver area of BC, Canada. We are at Fort Camping, a really beautiful RV park in Fort Langley, BC. But now it’s suddenly very cold, and we are looking forward to heading south.
This is the course Maggie has plotted for us to head down south. We will be starting out on Friday, October 11th.
We’ve been having a great time hiking and biking, and exploring the historical village of Fort Langley.
Also, great times catching up with friends and family in the Vancouver area.
We have been very busy, with me working on a huge editorial project, and Maggie working on everything else. Plus, of course, getting ready for the Great Trek down south.
We are heading out just ahead of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend – mainly because we could not get a spot in an RV park, because the Thanksgiving weekend is fully booked. But that’s OK, as it turns out, because the weather has suddenly got so freezing, we are just chomping at the bit to drive down south. It’s 1 degree centigrade right now in Fort Langley, and our destination is 29 degrees warmer. Plus – sunny!
Another unexpected plus – we have no choice but to leave on the 11th of October, but as it so happens, the 10th of October is our 10th wedding anniversary! So, we will get to celebrate that anniversary at the Rail and River Bistro in Fort Langley (they have duck and lamb!) before we hit the road. Happy days …
Then, we will spend a week traveling south. We are staying at three different golf courses, courtesy of Harvest Hosts. Plus, two nights in Redding, where we are looking forward to seeing good friends Nancy and Richard (who kindly let us camp on their huge and beautiful property), plus having a short rest from driving. We only have one paid night during the trip south, at the Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield, California. Then we arrive at Rio Bend RV and Golf Resort in El Centro, California, where we are looking forward to a lot of swimming, a little golf, and a whole lot of sun. After that, we are heading down across the Mexican border to the El Dorado Ranch, San Felipe, Baja California. We will spend two months there, and get to enjoy Christmas in Mexico.
Last year was our first Christmas in an RV, and we were in a park we did not like, and we did not know anyone. It was pretty bleak. This year should be much better, with some Mexican parties, and because we will have had 2 months to make some friends at Eldorado Ranch.
On New Year’s Day, we will be heading back to Catalina Spa RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California, near Palm Springs (one of our favorite cities). We are looking forward to meeting up with the new friends we made there last time, in the pool and at wine tastings – George and Marilyn, Ron and Laurie, Ken and Laura!
We are looking forward to the trip, and we are looking forward to keeping you posted.
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