Signs, signs everywhere a sign

On our almost 2,000 mile trip from San Diego to Indianapolis, to pass the time we looked for unusual, signs.

We saw a variety of signs warning about weather and road conditions.

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Signs for every new state we were entering, of course.

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Signs warning us of potential animals we might encounter.

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I missed the picture of the ram – thought that was unusual and wish I had been faster with the camera.

A couple signs confused us. Not sure what we should do about this.

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And why would they put this in a rest area?

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The Mad Dash East

We left San Diego on October 25th & arrived in Indianapolis on November 3rd.

9 days, 8 states 1,940 miles.

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In the process, we added CA and TX to our list of states in which we’ve stayed since we’ve been fulltiming.

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We stayed in fancy RV Resorts like the one in Chula Vista, CA. Typical campgrounds like Meteor Crater in Winslow, AZ and Meramec Springs Campground in MO. Although we prefer not to stay at KOAs we used 2 KOAs in Gila Bend and Terre Haute. We stayed at 3 casinos in Acoma, NM, El Reno, OK and Miami, OK.

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Quapaw Casino in Miami, OK. Free camping.

One night we boondocked at the Texas Travel Center in Amarillo.

While in Indianapolis, we are staying at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

And we also went from 108 degrees in San Diego to 29 degrees in New Mexico 2 nights later.

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We went through 3 time zones and had to fall back for the beginning of daylight savings time. Just knowing what time it was became complicated.

Although we didn’t see The Wall, we did see the fence – as we got within a few hundred yards of the Mexican border.

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We went through a produce / plant check and a border security check, both new experiences for us.

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We encountered strong winds and mountains as well as long stretches of desert nothingness.

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San Diego

We had limited time in San Diego but we did make the most of it. We stayed at the Chula Vista Resort about an half hour south of the city, but right next to the waters of San Diego Bay. They squeezed us in there – sites are close together and too short for our motorhome and car to fit on the site, and the roads are narrow.  The place is landscaped nicely though and has a sparkling pool, hot tub and tiki huts.

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We put orange cones out since we were sticking out into the street

 

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Our main objective here was to meet Roni’s half-sister Pat and her family that lives here (see separate post). We were able to spend quite a bit of time getting acquainted. We also took a day on our own for sightseeing.

The weather wasn’t cooperating. We had to wait a day to travel from Yuma due to high wind warnings in the mountains. Then temperatures reached record highs while we were there – one day 105 degrees. There were red flag warnings for fire danger too as humidity levels were only about 5% coupled with the high heat and winds.

The Marina next to the RV Park was beautiful and the restaurant there proved to be a great place to eat breakfast.

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It also borders on the Bayview Park with views of San Diego Bay and the city, but don’t plan on swimming here as there were warnings posted about bad quality water.

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We went to Seaport Village and walked along the water. This is where the USS Midway is docked.

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We didn’t take the time to tour. There are shops and restaurants. Also in this area is a strange little park that is a tribute to Bob Hope.

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Then we went to South Beach Grill in Ocean Beach with a view of the Pacific. We ate tacos and drank local beer. Then we walked along the beach. It was about 100 degrees but didn’t feel, too bad.

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Next, we drove out to Stone Brewery at Liberty Station and had a beer sampling.

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Pat accompanied us to Coronado for lunch at Miguels and a short tour of the Hotel Del Coronado. She worked here in the early 50’s as a waitress and waited on movie stars.

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The Hotel is impressive. And we enjoyed Pat talking about living in Coronado and working at the Del.

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There seems to be a movement of people trading their RV life for life on a boat. We think we found a fixer upper.

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