Well the holidays have passed, and winter is upon us, so that means its past time to be back on the road and meeting up with our friends.
It's been a bit wetter than normal so far this season in Az but I was able to squeeze in a quick bus washing and loading in between the storms.
Departure was on New Years day. No sooner than I was done hooking up the truck behind the bus, and the rain started. Heading up I-10 towards Phoenix and of course the rain messed up my brand new wash and wax job.
|Rainy start to the trip
About 2 hrs into the drive the sky started to clear and by the time we got to Quartzsite it was a pretty nice day. We spent the night about 2 miles north of town in the Hi-Jolly BLM area.
|Parked at Hi-Jolly in Quartzsite
|Rolling down the hills into the Colorado River Valley on the Az/Ca border
By the time we reached the coast, the clouds had settled back in for what so far this trip has been the usual type of weather.
|Bacon wrapped stuffed prawns
|Big waves along the coast traveling north on US 101
|North Campground Pismo Beach SP
We hooked up with our friends Rob & Pat from BC and Kevin & Bobbie from Ca. We all took advantage of the sunshine to get out and about.
It turned out that a stream running in front of the campground had crested its banks and threatening to trap us inside the campground. The ranger said it was time to leave. So a rush to pack up and get relocated, and then there was s short line to get into the next campground.