Week 25: Sep 22 – Sep 28, 2013 Traveling North through Paicines, Hiking the Bat Cave, and Eating Ice Cream

View of Morro Bay from inland

View of Morro Bay from inland

Some days are so windy our trailer shakes rattles and rolls, but Tuesday was calm and sunny so did a 66 mile bicycle ride from Cayucos to Paso Robles thru wine country and great views from inland toward Morro Bay.

Dennis, Sherry, and Bob relaxing in Paicines, CA

Dennis, Sherry, and Bob relaxing in Paicines, CA

 Mid-week we depart Cayucos, taking one of our rare long drives (5 hours) to Thousand Trails RV Campground in Paicines, CA. Big campground with lots of big trees. Found a site that is quiet, under huge trees for shade, near the rest rooms and lodge. No cell phone service, so we use the laptops to make phone calls using our Verizon wifi hotspot.

Roadside Fruit Stand outside Gilroy, CA

Roadside Fruit Stand outside Gilroy, CA

After shopping in Gilroy, the garlic capital of the world, we buy the sweetest strawberries and Italian tomatoes at a roadside stand. One The fruit and produce in California is delicious and inexpensive.

Sue, Dennis, and Sherry playing Hand and Foot Card Game

Sue, Dennis, and Sherry playing Hand and Foot Card Game

Hand and Foot is a popular card game on the road, and we play it frequently with other RVers. In the evenings, I typically play guitar while Sherry reads mystery/detective novels.  The RV park hosts an ice cream social on Saturdays, and we ate plenty of ice cream with Sue and Dennis, Ken and Kim, new friends we met while on the road.

Sherry exiting the Bat Cave in Pinnacles National Park, CA

Sherry exiting the Bat Cave in Pinnacles National Park, CA

Beverly and Jim in Pinnacles National Park, CA

Beverly and Jim in Pinnacles National Park, CA

Great day hiking thru the Bat Cave in Pinnacles National Park, meeting Beverly and Jim who are staying at the same RV park as we are.

2013-09-27 14.49.39 Bob and Sherry in Pinnacle National Park CA Realizing Fall weather may turn cold sooner than we might like, we decide to speedily reach Canada rather than taking our time. We have friends and relatives in both Oregon and Washington, so we coordinate our travels to visit them. After Canada, taking our time coming back down the coast is the plan.

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