Look at the trees up above. I love the way they get shaped by the elements.
A California lighthouse
RV in the CA coastal forest
Roots of a fallen redwood
Forget-me-nots in the redwood forest
Free range coastal cows
I put a new antenna on the roof. Snicker….
Redwood sorrel….gigantic and gorgeous, just like the trees!
Redwood forest visitor center
Happy RV parked in the ferns 🙂
Little RV…big trees
It has been raining much of the last couple of days. It just stopped 🙂
I have all these great pictures to post, but Gmail won’t let me into my account. There is no cell service here, so I can’t verify my account by phone. One of those days!
Yesterday the cigarette lighter fuse blew. The Toyota dealership did not have any. I had every size but the one I needed. Finally got a few at the last WalMart in CA 🙂
I wrote a really depressing post, then trashed it. I guess the gloomy weather got to me for a while. I’m happier now.
I am freaking out at least a tad about money, but am trying to just stay calm and hope I’ll be OK.
So….next time I get near wifi, maybe my phone AND gmail will work????
Monday evening, I drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. It brought tears to my eyes. Probably because I was sooooo happy to get the heck out of San Francisco and because I have seen it a zillion times without ever going there.
I set my GPS to take me to the bridge. In the downtown SF area, the buildings are so tall that the GPS goes nuts. It had no clue where I was and gave me conflicting directions at each intersection. At least I got to see a trolley while going in circles 🙂
I abhor, detest and totally HATE cities!!!!!! I hear some people go to them and even GASP! live in them on purpose. I hope I like the Portland area.
As soon as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, the world becomes more interesting. I liked the house boats 🙂 I also loved driving along the ocean at sunset. I drove until it got dark, then found a pull-off near Point Reyes National Seashore and spent the night. I especially like FREE campsites 🙂
I got up early and took off. Right now I’m headed up the coast some more. I really love all the wildflowers and trees and ocean vistas, but after a couple of ocean days, I long for mountains and forests. I’m definitely a mountain girl 🙂
Saturday I camped at the Oakhurst LDS church so I could go to meetings Sunday. When I got back out to the RV I could not decide whether to stay in the mountains or go back to the ocean. After much thought, I headed west.
I guess my IVIg is wearing off. I haven’t been feeling too good. I drove only a couple of hours and pulled into a park to rest. When I looked up nearby campgrounds, there was one 7 miles away….McConnell State Recreation Area. I spent the night. Only two rigs in the whole CG. Then I lingered until almost noon. I took a shower both Sunday night and Monday morning. Those were my first REAL showers since Quartzsite, AZ!!!!! One day I bathed in a river and the rest of the time I wash my hair over a dish pan and do a sponge bath.
Today I have not gotten too far. I stopped at a WalMart for provisions….then drove only a short way beccause I realized I had accidentally left a top hatch open. When I pulled over to shut it, I found a Starbucks. I parked next to it for wifi, then saw I was parked at a SuperCuts. My hair has been driving me NUTS!!!!! It feels really good to have it cut 🙂
So, I’m being a slow poke…driving here and there, but not getting too far.
Saturday night I called Rhett for the first time since leaving him after going to the temple. It was bitter-sweet. I will always love and miss the “good Rhett”. Sigh….
I just looked up and there is an Aussie under the table on the patio at Starbucks. He has the same eyes as Zeke. I love Aussies! 🙂 Same smile, too 🙂
Much of my life is spent praying, reading, sightseeing and thinking deep thoughts. I finished reading the Book of Mormon ahead of schedule. Now I’m working on the Doctrine and Covenants. I love having more time for spiritual pursuits.
My poor kid thought she bought a house in Portland, OR and the bank messed up how they foreclosed on the previous owners. They are now hunting for another house to buy. I think they should get one with a big garden area and a mother-in-law apartment….then I could tend the garden and the kids…and cook for them sometimes 🙂 (Hint….hint…..)
I have to admit that part of the reason I am sooooooo slow is that I’m avoiding my future. Once I get to Oregon, I have no clue where I am going to live. As long as I am on an adventure, I don’t have to think about mundane things like an apartment 😛
Too bad I need all sorts of medical stuff. That’s what keeps me tied down to one spot. I need medicines and IVIg and all that. I have gone about 20 days now without supplemental oxygen and I have not used my CPAP since the 14th. How’s that for a miracle? 🙂 Last night I slept amid pistachio orchards. They applied something in the night that made my eyes burn and throat swell up, but USUALLY I am in much better shape out camping than I am in a house 🙂 Ooooops! I meant to buy some eye drops today….maybe later….
Everywhere I go I meet people who think I’m a delightfully eccentric older woman 😛 It’s fun wearing purple, being happy and being out and about! 🙂