Impromptu Camping Close to Home

What a great use of the coach! We had a workshop to attend up in Marin County on Sunday--about a 3 hour drive each way. Turns out that we also have a tire appointment in Salinas Monday morning at 8AM. Doing the math...smarter to camp overnight off 101 before Salinas than to drive through Salinas and 20 miles to home, then turn around in morning and drive back in rush-hour traffic those same 20 miles. So, we save 40 miles and irritation to commuters who'd be behind us on our "home hills." (We're a little pokey crossing Laureles Grade's 10% slopes.)

It's a bit odd camping without a fully loaded coach--for example, the one outfit I packed isn't warm enough this morning. It's 55 and verrrry foggy, and I packed for the 80 degree temps we'll be having this afternoon after the summer fog burns off. Oh well. But it's fun to camp 40 minutes from home. Sort of feels like camping in the backyard as a kid....

(Who am I kidding? I never camped in the backyard.)


  1. Don't you love the way these small RVs make you feel you can take them anywhere?!

    Thanks for the chuckle, too.

    Linda Sand

  2. Back when we were still working, we used to do this all the time. It was about 20 miles to the local beach, sometimes we'd just go for the day, sometimes a while week.

    Thanks for the memories