What a long strange trek the Lord set for us over the past months!
I guess I should begin with leaving Las Vegas, YEAH! We rolled out about 10:30pm and took I-15 south towards California. It was 105 degrees, no wind and we had no idea of what laid in store for us. Some good some quite strange and always with our Fathers arms around us and laying the stones for us to step on.
We ran out of gas 4 miles from the nearest gas station, but not knowing that as it was very early morning so we called a tow truck to bring gas it only cost $115 for 5 gallons. So now I don’t feel ripped off so bad at the gas station anymore. It was after we got running that we found out we were so close:) then when we went to leave the gas station the battery was dead, we had several people try to help but it just wouldn’t start. So we called a truck mechanic and he charged the battery and we gave him $65 for his services. And the motorhome has 3 batteries( could have jump ourselves which we did do at a later time).
We arrivied at Lake Isabella, CA around noonish and set up our camp. The Lake was clean cool with a mild breeze blowing off of it and it was finally time to exhale. But not for too long as by the 7th of July the lake had turned hot, merky water, and tons of flies. While at the lake we watched as a wild fire engulfed the top of a mountian on the other side from where we were, at night it looked like a volcano. So anyway we packed up on the 7th of July and headed westward towards the ocean.
We got to Morro Bay, CA very early the next morning about 3 hours before sun up and parked right on the beach and slept till just after sun rise. I woke the guys up and told them to look out at the ocean only to find out we were “soxed-in”(very thick fog) and they thought mom was really silly and the ocean was not right out our door, but it was. We went up to a parking area where we spent the day just walking on the beach and checking out the ocean, the guys sure did have fun as neither of them had ever seen the ocean. And after that night at the beach we went on up the coast until we had to go over to Hwy. 101 due to a very large fire at Big Sur. Since we were not going to be able to drive up Hyw. 1 on the coast heading towards San Fransico Shaun decided to call a friend that was working in the “Bay Area” so we could visit we headed to San Jose. But before we got to Shaun’s friend hotel the RV over heated very quickly (blew the lower radiator hose) in Sunnyvale.
We parked on the side of a small street and began fixing the RV only to run out of daylight so Shaun’s friend came and got us, as we broke down only 1 mile from him and had us stay with him at his hotel, a 4 star place, we took the next day off from everything and went swimming played mini-golf, ate, and watched alittle tv. Then the next day we got up went and got all the parts to fix the RV and we were off and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge just at sundown and off to Northern California we went. We drove for many hours before stopping for the night.
We woke up outside of Willits, CA with Redwoods surrounding us, it was cool and the air was so very crisp & clean.
So here it is 2011 and there was so much in between then and now I won’t go into details. But I’m back in Wichita where we came from to begin with LOL.
I will try very hard to get caught up on my postings. If anyone wants to know the whole trip the Lord sent us on I will reply in e-mails.