6/9/2013 – Turtle Beach Thousand Trails and On To Oregon

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Winter is over so we drove from Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails to Bakersfield ca. about 5 hour rv driving.  https://www.bearmountainrv.com/. The park is mostly a parking lot with 50 amp water and sewer but only set us back $27.00 for the night.  The second stop was Tulare California in a rest area where our rear license plate, mounts and everything vanished off the RV.  These roads in California are too bumpy! The photo above is our spot in the Turtle Beach Thousand Trails Park in Manteca, Ca. Manteca is 50 miles south of Sacramento. This park has easy access from I-5 and hwy 99.  The down side is the last two miles into the park have low hanging tree branches that are unavoidable and our rig sustained some scratches in the clear coat. Some of the sites in the park are suffering from the same problem. Hopefully it is legal to trim trees in that area, as they are in dire need.  Those things aside, the park is very nice, in fact it is one of four parks in California that we feel are relaxing and scenic at the same time.
Winter is over so we drove from Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails to Bakersfield ca. about 5 hour rv driving. https://www.bearmountainrv.com/. The park is mostly a parking lot with 50 amp water and sewer but only set us back $27.00 for the night. The second stop was Tulare California in a rest area where our rear license plate, mounts and everything vanished off the RV. These roads in California are too bumpy!
The photo above is our spot in the Turtle Beach Thousand Trails Park in Manteca, Ca. Manteca is 50 miles south of Sacramento. This park has easy access from I-5 and hwy 99. The down side is the last two miles into the park have low hanging tree branches that are unavoidable and our rig sustained some scratches in the clear coat. Some of the sites in the park are suffering from the same problem. Hopefully it is legal to trim trees in that area, as they are in dire need. Those things aside, the park is very nice, in fact it is one of four parks in California that we feel are relaxing and scenic at the same time.
 This is something one does not often see. “You might be a redneck; If you take the tub out your washing machine, and use it as a fire pit!” , but if your like me, I am good with it.
This is something one does not often see. “You might be a redneck; If you take the tub out your washing machine, and use it as a fire pit!” , but if your like me, I am good with it.
Margie was up in Stockton visiting her brother and sister in law. Due to their religious faith, and dietary requirements we got to experience some new foods that we were previously unaware of, which was a real treat. Holly and the boys are giving the fooze ball table a workout.
Margie was up in Stockton visiting her brother and sister in law. Due to their religious faith, and dietary requirements we got to experience some new foods that we were previously unaware of, which was a real treat. Holly and the boys are giving the fooze ball table a workout.
Holly, our “Ellie May Clampett” fell in love with their baby kitten. She is our resident animal lover.
Holly, our “Ellie May Clampett” fell in love with their baby kitten. She is our resident animal lover.
Well we rest up in the lodge at Turtle Beach before going on to Oregon. Thank you, Mike, Genie, and Margie for all your hospitality. Especially Margie for the time you took with Holly. That lady time really meant a lot to Holly.
Well we rest up in the lodge at Turtle Beach before going on to Oregon.
Thank you, Mike, Genie, and Margie for all your hospitality. Especially Margie for the time you took with Holly. That lady time really meant a lot to Holly.
After sleeping at the KOA in Shasta City, ca. https://koa.com/campgrounds/mount-shasta/photos/ad3fc6c7-f6c3-40c7-b601-daa95a1f2324. The pictures do it more justice than it deserves.  If you have a 40 foot RV and tow vehicle they say you can pull in and sleep without unhooking as the sites are 65′. Buy a cheaper back in site, as the pull through did not fit our rig and car without having to park the car sideways. The site was too sloped to level a rig as long as ours, so for us the value was not there. Driving into the park is not a comfortable experience due to two large trees you have to squeeze between, and the angle of the corners. They were being good and removing as few trees as they could get away with, but you really want to be 36′ or less to comfortably use the park. All that aside we hit the road again, 40 miles to Oregon, and only an all day drive to our destination.
After sleeping at the KOA in Shasta City, ca. https://koa.com/campgrounds/mount-shasta/photos/ad3fc6c7-f6c3-40c7-b601-daa95a1f2324. The pictures do it more justice than it deserves. If you have a 40 foot RV and tow vehicle they say you can pull in and sleep without unhooking as the sites are 65′. Buy a cheaper back in site, as the pull through did not fit our rig and car without having to park the car sideways. The site was too sloped to level a rig as long as ours, so for us the value was not there. Driving into the park is not a comfortable experience due to two large trees you have to squeeze between, and the angle of the corners. They were being good and removing as few trees as they could get away with, but you really want to be 36′ or less to comfortably use the park. All that aside we hit the road again, 40 miles to Oregon, and only an all day drive to our destination.
We are here! and so glad to be out of the rig….
We are here! and so glad to be out of the rig….
What a view from the park
What a view from the park
We hit the beach
We hit the beach
There is nothing better than a Beach in San Diego, except a beach in Oregon when it is experiencing San Diego weather.
There is nothing better than a Beach in San Diego, except a beach in Oregon when it is experiencing San Diego weather.
Mom and Ron happen to have wandered out of Farmington Wa, and were here in the area when we arrived. It was an enormous treat to get to spend the day with them.
Mom and Ron happen to have wandered out of Farmington Wa, and were here in the area when we arrived. It was an enormous treat to get to spend the day with them.
Ron hiked up a 400′ high dune with absolutely no trouble.
Ron hiked up a 400′ high dune with absolutely no trouble.
We stayed behind finding ways to efficiently pack home sand in places we did not even know we had.
We stayed behind finding ways to efficiently pack home sand in places we did not even know we had.
Back at camp, we find deer with a new born. We took as many pictures as we could.
Back at camp, we find deer with a new born. We took as many pictures as we could.
 I guess they wanted their privacy, but it was cool while it lasted.

I guess they wanted their privacy, but it was cool while it lasted.
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