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Old 09-12-2019, 07:33 AM   #1
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Our Coast to Coast Venture

One year ago we purchased a 2017 Newmar Baystar 35’ and made many short trips to visit the grands in Southern CA, starting today we are taking a 5-6 week tour of USA from our Paso Robles, CA home (beautiful wine country) to visit relatives in North and South Carolina. So I will be blogging sites and comments along the way.
Day One
Traveled 5 hrs south to Redlands, CA along beautiful coastline 101. Hit interstate 10 with terrible traffic and stayed first night in Beaumont, CA in a Passport America RV park, which was old but ok. This was our first use if PA and did enjoy the half price rate. Can’t wait to leave CA for better gas prices then $3.79 per gallon.
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Safe journeys. It is a long trip across country, we did the opposite this past spring. We left Myrtle Beach and headed west to Indian Wells. Not quite coast to coast, but pretty close.

Look forward to your updates.
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5-6 weeks is, IMO, pushing it. One week each way without any side trips or spending time seeing anything enroute.. We took 3 months to make a circuit of the lower 48 in 2005, and still missed most of what the U.S.A. has to offer.
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Can’t wait to leave CA for better gas prices then $3.79 per gallon.

We just returned from a 36 day trip through 11 western states - the beest gas price we found was $2.169 in Kansas!
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One year ago we purchased a 2017 Newmar Baystar 35’ and made many short trips to visit the grands in Southern CA, starting today we are taking a 5-6 week tour of USA from our Paso Robles, CA home (beautiful wine country) to visit relatives in North and South Carolina. So I will be blogging sites and comments along the way.
Day One
Traveled 5 hrs south to Redlands, CA along beautiful coastline 101. Hit interstate 10 with terrible traffic and stayed first night in Beaumont, CA in a Passport America RV park, which was old but ok. This was our first use if PA and did enjoy the half price rate. Can’t wait to leave CA for better gas prices then $3.79 per gallon.
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Day 3-5 we had to back track on I-10 to Newport Beach to see our grands play football and soccer. We stayed at Newport Dunes, which is pretty expensive with very little space between spots. Full hookup, cable etc. with a lot of amenities and located on the back bay of Newport Beach. On Monday we leave for Tuscon. Click image for larger version

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Anyone know why I get doubles on the photo posting?
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Assuming you are posting from app. They look like doubles but if you refresh they are just singles.
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After two days of I-10 driving east from LA through Tucson to Las Cruces, NM, we were ready for a 4-day rest. Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces is pretty cool (not counting the hot weather). Oh, Tombstone was cool too. Click image for larger version

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If you are near Tombstone, The Karchner caves are pretty neat. Probably cool down there as well. We liked them as much as Carlsbad Caverns.
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Sorry you missed Kartchner and Tucson attractions which are many.

Las Cruces - go to White Sands Nat'l Mon. Look online first to see if there's a ranger night walk - beautiful. Also, continue up to Cloudcroft. Go to Hatch and stock up on awesome chilis for your freezer & take in a nice meal in Hatch. It should be picking/roasting time now. Carlsbad Cavern Nat'l Park would be on your way out of Las Cruces.
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Sorry you missed Kartchner and Tucson attractions which are many.

Las Cruces - go to White Sands Nat'l Mon. Look online first to see if there's a ranger night walk - beautiful. Also, continue up to Cloudcroft. Go to Hatch and stock up on awesome chilis for your freezer & take in a nice meal in Hatch. It should be picking/roasting time now. Carlsbad Cavern Nat'l Park would be on your way out of Las Cruces.


We stopped at Kartchner but they were closed for routine cleaning. So we took a few short hikes around the park. It was very nice. On Thursday we drove to White Sands National Monument. Saved $20; thank you to the golden pass. It was amazingly white. We are used to dunes since we live in San Luis Obispo County (CA) and Pismo to Oceano Beach is nothing but dunes. Today we are checking out the Hatch Chili Capital of the world here and heading to Fredericksburg, TX on Saturday to see the Hill Country.
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Loving Las Cruces area. The entire town of Hatch smelled of roasted chilis.
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Sparkey’s Burgers in Hatch are super, not sure if “world famous” but good with Hatch chili’s.
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We spent two fun days in Fredericksberg, Texas. There are some very fine wineries there, but one in particular was a blast; The Fat Ass Winery got it’s name from a donkey owned by the owners. They specialize in fruit wines, especially a good tasting peach wine, but not the Boones Farm stuff we all drank in college. We also had a great bbq meal at the world famous Salt Lick. We also spent the evening at Luckenbach Saloon, listening to local talent.
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