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Old 09-08-2015, 12:27 PM   #43877
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:34 PM   #43878
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I will spare you the details.

Started north of Eureka, CA on US 101

Followed to State Road 20 and headed west to Ft.Bragg

At Ft. Bragg turned south on CA 1

Stayed on it until State Road 116 and turned east

Sitting in Petaluma, CA for 4 nights (Napa and San Fran trips)

IF you have ridden this route in a car, imagine doing it in a 40' MH w/ tow. A road wide enough for 1 4/5 MHs, switchbacks 5 to the mile, cliffs 1/2 the time with no guard rails. Feared meeting some "middle-of-the-roader" coming around one of the blind curves. White knuckles galore.

I don't think we were supposed to be on that section of road in a MH.
Steve, you need to be careful traveling the West Coast. Some of those routes on Hwy 1 are white knuckle busters but some are beautiful. We use the 101 most of the time and it turns into a combination of Hwy 1 and 101. We did take Hwy-1. Hwy-1 just North of San Fran has some pretty tight turns. From Petaluma, run out the Bodega Bay hwy to Bodega Bay and then take a ride down the 1 in the TOAD. Nice day ride.

South of San Fran you can pick up the 1 and ride it to Monterey, CA. South of Monterey you get into Big Sur country and I personally would not take the MH towing down that highway. I sure do recommend a day drive in the TOAD down the Big Sur. Beautiful scenery. There are RV parks along the way and there are RV's there, like at Morro Bay. I'm not sure what route they use to get there. Probably from San Luis Osbipo where 101 and the 1 meet and use the 1 to get to Morro Bay. Beautiful area.

You can pick up the 1 again in Pismo Beach and it will eventually merge with the 101 in Las Cruces and follow the 101 and 1 South until it branches off again around Ventura. The 1 from there to LA very nice, busy on the weekends. Santa Monica can be a little stop and go with the traffic lights but not real bad. We got off in Santa Monica and took the 10E to the 405S. I did not want to do the 1 through LA and all the beach resorts and around the LA airport.

If you want to stay on the water you could get off the 405 at Seal Beach Blvd over to the 1 and follow it to just past Dana Hills Point and merges with the 5.

We will be in the area until the 18th (Del Mar Beach Resort, Camp Pendleton) if you make it this far before we leave. We may extend here - let you know.

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Soo silly question for the oh Great One..

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Because we can! Besides most people are where they want to be on the holiday so traffic is not bad until late in the afternoon. We sailed down the 1, 405, 5 and 101 on Monday, Labor Day. Now you should understand Ed that being retired allows you to travel on any day you want. You should try that retired thing. It's great.
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Great pics Mel !!!! And well done too, once you get the Genny right you really should drive her for a year or two to find out what she can do. If you wish to travel the mountain grades of the great west, you will want the power of the diesel to do so. The Allison transmission will get you there with power to spare !!!

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Great pics Mel !!!! And well done too, once you get the Genny right you really should drive her for a year or two to find out what she can do. If you wish to travel the mountain grades of the great west, you will want the power of the diesel to do so. The Allison transmission will get you there with power to spare !!!

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Thanks, Jeff, for the encouragement! Hope y'all are doin' well and had a fun holiday.
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Ok, here's the proof that Bow is out of the shop (for now). She's going to have to go back in to get the generator oil leak fixed. But we didn't need the genny at the nice little city-owned RV park just outside of Levelland, TX on Hwy 385 South.

Wayne, y'all should have stayed there. It's free for 3 days, then only $25 a night after that. 50/30 amp plus water. Dump station in park. They only have 7 sites, but every time we've gone over, we've gotten a spot. You're by the little airport and will occasionally get to see small planes take off or land. It really is a great little park for travelers or just for a weekend get-away.

Couple of good Mexican restaurants in town. And Levelland is home to South Plains College, a 2 year community college. Sheryl Swoops is one of their most famous alumns. (If you don't follow women's college basketball, you may not know Sheryl.) They also have a world class Bluegrass music program and recording engineering program. Students come from all over the world (literally) to study bluegrass music. Levelland, TX. Who'd a-thunk it?
Does it have a grass strip? Sounds like might be our sort of spot to bring the power chute...
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Ok, here's the proof that Bow is out of the shop (for now). She's going to have to go back in to get the generator oil leak fixed. But we didn't need the genny at the nice little city-owned RV park just outside of Levelland, TX on Hwy 385 South.

Wayne, y'all should have stayed there. It's free for 3 days, then only $25 a night after that. 50/30 amp plus water. Dump station in park. They only have 7 sites, but every time we've gone over, we've gotten a spot. You're by the little airport and will occasionally get to see small planes take off or land. It really is a great little park for travelers or just for a weekend get-away.

Couple of good Mexican restaurants in town. And Levelland is home to South Plains College, a 2 year community college. Sheryl Swoops is one of their most famous alumns. (If you don't follow women's college basketball, you may not know Sheryl.) They also have a world class Bluegrass music program and recording engineering program. Students come from all over the world (literally) to study bluegrass music. Levelland, TX. Who'd a-thunk it?

Wonderful! I began to think Bow was a figment of our tortured imaginations. Now Kate, otoh, is a good camera subject and very definitely the real thing. Sweet pic!

I'm putting Levelland on my list of places to stop. It looks restful and quiet. Now I have to go get out the TX map! And a pin. 😍
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:24 PM   #43883
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Does it have a grass strip? Sounds like might be our sort of spot to bring the power chute...
Marty, I think its a concrete (or pavement of some kind )strip, but maybe I can find out more about it for you.

We would love to have a mini with y'all at the little RV park in Levelland!
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Wonderful! I began to think Bow was a figment of our tortured imaginations. Now Kate, otoh, is a good camera subject and very definitely the real thing. Sweet pic!

I'm putting Levelland on my list of places to stop. It looks restful and quiet. Now I have to go get out the TX map! And a pin. ��
Lol. Everybody out here will crack up that you're thinking of Levelland as a destination! (Just ask Steve the Potentate.) But there is plenty to see out here: Google these things:
1. Silent Wings Museum
2. National Wind Power Museum
3. Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center
4. Buddy Holly Center
5. Caprock Canyons State Park
6. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (ask Barb and Sena)
7. Panhandle Plains Museum at West Texas A&M Univ.(One of the finest museums of it's size in the country.)
8. Kate & Mel ;-)

Everybody underestimates things to do here.
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Lol. Everybody out here will crack up that you're thinking of Levelland as a destination! (Just ask Steve the Potentate.) But there is plenty to see out here: Google these things:
1. Silent Wings Museum
2. National Wind Power Museum
3. Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center
4. Buddy Holly Center
5. Caprock Canyons State Park
6. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (ask Barb and Sena)
7. Panhandle Plains Museum at West Texas A&M Univ.(One of the finest museums of it's size in the country.)
8. Kate & Mel ;-)

Everybody underestimates things to do here.

Oh, you and Kate are on our definitely stop by to see list..... Whenever we get to travel again......



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Well, went out to check on Honey...looks like she is water tight! And that after a good 2 inch rain....
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Lol. Everybody out here will crack up that you're thinking of Levelland as a destination! (Just ask Steve the Potentate.) But there is plenty to see out here: Google these things:
1. Silent Wings Museum
2. National Wind Power Museum
3. Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center
4. Buddy Holly Center
5. Caprock Canyons State Park
6. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (ask Barb and Sena)
7. Panhandle Plains Museum at West Texas A&M Univ.(One of the finest museums of it's size in the country.)
8. Kate & Mel ;-)

Everybody underestimates things to do here.

I do my best to amuse! 😜😆

Underestimating a place's attractions is easy enough to do when you're living there. It's just wallpaper, sort of, isn't it, until you really start to think about it, or look at the map, or get a CC brochure.

Thanks for the list. Add a mutant or 2 to that list and it's even more appealing! Oh, you did! 😘
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Well, went out to check on Honey...looks like she is water tight! And that after a good 2 inch rain....

Woot! And give that boy a big pat on the back for a job well done!
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