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January 3rd 2009
Published: January 5th 2009
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DAY 16

Ocean Mesa to Oceano Beach to Monterey

We stayed Friday night at the same RV park we liked on our way down to Disneyland, Ocean Mesa, just north of Santa Barbara. The swimming pool was still warm and we got 2 loads of laundry done and scrubbed up 3 kids. What a joy to have a hot shower and floss teeth - the simple things of life. I’m seeing that there’s different types of RVer personalities. There’s the true leisurely sort - the retired, “I’ve got nothing but time” mentality; the pitstop guy - “I’m just passing through, leaving as quick as I can at sun up”; the “I’m getting my money’s worth out of this joint” family, like us 😊 and plenty of others.

We aimed at getting to Pismo Beach today but we think we hit Oceano Beach. Wherever we were it was beautiful. We drove Spirit right onto the beach and parked for the afternoon. The kids were so content in the sand. Kai just bellied right up to the sand and kissed it. Mary danced all around and was an elephant learning to fly with feathers she found. J. would have been surfing if we had a board - he got up to his waist in the Pacific Ocean in January - brrrrrrrrrrr. We sat out in camping chairs and ate snacks and just soaked up the sun on our faces. Notice I say faces, because every other part of our bodies were covered up with coats or blankets. It was sunny but still a little cold. Nothing like the 5 feet of snow back home, I know, but it is winter in California too. After a beautiful sunset we were off to our next stop somewhere in Monterey. The kids and I enjoyed another Daniel Boone episode and then they went straight to bed thinking it was bedtime because it was so dark out. We didn’t tell them it was only 7pm. We found our home for the night at the Home Depot parking lot in Monterey. Captain Geoff’s getting really good at camouflaging Spirit. Tonight we hid by a PODS storage unit. I guess someone else thought it was a good idea too because there was a car parked by us in the morning with 2 people sleeping inside. We did drive around a few hotels to try to get internet service but no luck.

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Spirit @ sunsetSpirit @ sunset
Spirit @ sunset

feeling very 'at home'

24th May 2009

oooooohh!! Beautiful photos!!! Makes me want to climb inside "Spirit" and go for an adventure with your family! What an amazing opportunity/gift you are giving your children! Think of the memories you'll have to share when your children are grown and have families of their own! Inspiring!

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