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Published: December 24th 2008
FROM SEASIDE, CA
Getting to our final destination for the night last night was…interesting. Our dear friend, Karla just moved up from Monterey to Spokane in the last 2 years. So this place is definitely her neck of the woods. She offered us to park our rig at her niece’s house. Us being the frugal sort thought that’d be great! So she emailed us directions, but we couldn’t access our emails in Los Gatos - we hadn’t learned the cool “steal from a local hotel” trick yet - thanks, Kari, for that one! Anyway we were flying a little blind of where exactly we were camping for the night but we’d get there. I called Karla while we were on the windiest stretch of highway, jotting down the best notes I could before I puked. Then we were off to play at the aquarium the rest of the day. By 9 at night we’re ready to settle down and sleep, but we need to find this new friend’s home. I took out my scribbley notes and told Captain Geoff to head toward the ugly, pink hotel. “What does that mean?” I told him Monterey must be like Moses Lake you can
never really get lost. You eventually find you’re way or someone finds you. “Okay, here we go!” So we went for it. And sure enough we found the ugly hotel just like our sweet friend told us we would. Then we eventually found the long driveway and headed down to the end of it. That’s when I realized I never got an address. Which house? Captain Geoff confidently walked up to the closest house we were parked by and boldly knocked on the front door at 9:18 at night! Guess what? Wrong house! BIG DOG! And not a happy neighbor -OOPS! After a quick turn around we bust back up the long driveway and get to the main road wondering which parking lot would be best to park out before the police or tow truck came?? Just when we start heading toward Safeway a car coming the other way stops and rolls down his window and says, “You, Karla’s friend?” Are you kidding me? YES!!! “Follow me!” he says. And we do! See, you’re never really lost in Monterey/Moses Lake! Thank You, Lord Jesus! Then the fun began getting down their long driveway that flattened out enough but all of
sudden there’s tons of cars and trees - how are we going to maneuver this? Can I just say, Captain Geoff is not only the most handsome captain that’s ever lived but also the most brilliant! He positioned us safe and snug between the cars, shop and trees! Another funny thing that happened while we were wondering how to spin around in the driveway space is yet another car appeared out of no where. A little Honda sped down the driveway and zipped right on by us on our left and parked right where we were trying to turn. A gal came out of the house and yelled, “Hey, Tim! DO YOU SEE THAT RV? Get out of it’s way!”…Thanks, Tim!
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