Friday afternoon, we made it home, safe and sound, and got the Alfa parked without problems.
I'm a bit sad that this wonderful month has ended, and determined to take the next on with a good positive attitude. That's a big step for me. I'm naturally a "Negative Nelly."
So here is a short recap of our last four days...
We had abandoned our plan to drive down to Quartzsite because of the weather. After making it to Santa Barbara for the weekend, we decided to turn back south and go to Alfateers so they could take a look at and hopefully fix a leak we had discovered.
It was quite cold and windy in the LA area as well. Not as cold as Arizona, but we heard there were wind gusts up to 50 mph.
We were glad we weren't driving.
We spent two nights there. When I looked at these four Alfas parked together it made me think of a herd of beasties huddled together for protection from the wind. We were all quite cozy with the big building at our backs.
We hope the new caulking will fix the leak. They showed Craig how to do an even better job on rinsing the black tank, so now the sensor is reading more accurately, and although they couldn't fix the front-door whistle completely, it is less annoying and I know a few places that are not causing the problem.
Oh, and the new Koni shocks we had installed before Christmas, seem to have broken in and are giving us a much nicer ride.
We left Fontana Wednesday just after noon and had an easy drive thru the LA area. It was a rare day because we didn't have any really bad traffic. It can take hours to get thru there!
We stopped at the El Captain CA State Beach. Arriving just in time for a nice sunset walk along the water.
The RV site was near the beach, and although it had no hook-ups it was easy to get to from the highway. Maybe too easy! The biggest draw back was the traffic noise. I'm not really bothered by it, but I know some people are, so I thought I'd mention it.
Thursday we drove up to Morro Bay and were settled into our site before noon. We choose a full hook up over the State Park because we knew our next stop was at home and we didn't want to have to stop to empty the tanks before parking the Alfa.
I wore my pedometer for this walk. By the time we got back to the rig it was reading 7.85 miles! The beaches are such beautiful places and so easy to walk on if you stay on the wet sand near the water.
This was the first time I have seen a starfish in the sand. I picked him up and verified he was alive. I have seen them on the pier pilings. We also saw otters, and of course lots of birds.
One of these things is not like the others. Can you see him?
I have many thoughts about this trip that I may write about soon.
For now all I can say is: we enjoyed it.