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Old 02-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Weekend at the beach

After a 500+ miles round trip to Las Vegas to visit my ill aunt earlier in the week I was wore out. Last Sunday I feft SoCal at noon, arrvied in LV around 5:30pm (stopped at rest stops) and then returned back at home at 4:00am Monday morning. My aunt did passed away last Friday so I was happy I was able to visit her.

We had a 3 day weekend but I couldn't get away Friday after work because I had two MRIs scheduled. In fact I was so tired I fell asleep during the MRIs even with all that noise between the machine and the headphones.

After the MRis I didn't feel like bringing the trailer home to get ready for the trip. Instead I stayed home to relax and get a good night sleep. Took care of some stuff Saturday morning before heading out. The fridge was not cold so I brought along a cooler to keep everything cold. I ran into heavy traffice about 25 miles from the campground. Traffic was moving around 15-20 mph but at lease it was moving.

After arriving I took a long walk before getting dinner ready. Pop in some DVDs and just relaxed. Sunday was very laid back as well. As I had dinner in the oven I met and chatted with nieghbors. Turns out we are from the same area. Had to cut the discussion short as I remember dinner was in the oven.

Awoke this morning rested, took my time before breaking camp. I didn't unhitched so the truck was ready to go. Since it was still on the cool side at the beach I didn't opened the awning or use my lights which saved time as well.

Made it home safe. Unloaded before taking the trailer to storage. For two months I rented the space behind my space so I could have a "pull throught" space. Glad I took advantage of the "special" but this is not something that can be in the budget. Besides I'm working on widening the driveway so I can keep the trailer at home.

This had to be one of the most relaxing trips I have taken - even with it being just a two night stay. Usually I take off in my truck going here or there but this time I stayed put even if it meant not going to McD's for the free Internet.

Really looking forward to returning for a 5 night stay at the end of March. I will unhitch on that trip so I can check out a new state campground about 20 miles away.

On a somewaht sad note when I arrived the office gave me a small piece of paper informing of recent theft in the campground with someone cutting cables to generators and other stuff. I didn't have a problem but it's sad that someone else wasn't so lucky.

I checked my towing mileage I got 11.52 mph including the section of only going 15-20mph on arrival.

This relaxing trip is the reason I wanted a trailer. I need to keep stuff simple so I can relax.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Were they stealing the cables,or generators,or both?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Cutting the cables and stealing generators along with chairs and other stuff.

There were four other Salems in the campground too. Usually there are maybe one other one but I felt in great company this time.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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it was good you got spend some time with your aunt, sorry for your loss. glad that you were able to have a relaxing trip.
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Spending time with relatives

Glad to hear you got to spend time with your aunt. Take care.
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