Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 3-9 2011 San Diego

We left Jo Joba Hills on Sunday and moved to Escondido Moose lodge for a week's stay.Our daughter and son-in-law live in San Diego and it's only 25 minutes away so this works for us.I also have a cousin I haven't seen  in years that lives in Temecula so we went to dinner at her house on Sunday. We had a great barbecue and was able to see her mother which I haven't see in years.It was a nice family get together.   Ellen and Melba
 On Monday night Jim,Jill,Sam and I went to the Gas Lamp district of San Diego. This is a nice area with shops and lots of restaurants.We walked around and had a nice dinner of Mahi Mahi.

On  Thursday Sam and I took a ride over Encintias and Cardiff By the Sea to enjoy the ocean. We stopped at a overlook in Encintias to enjoy the view. The overlook was like a litttle park area overlooking the ocean and a nice place to sit and relax.
After driving around we decided to look for a place to eat and found Yogi's Beach Bar and Restaurant. We both had Fish and Chips and and probably wouldn't go again.The food was just ok. On Saturday Sam,Jill and I went to Old Town San Diego.Jim worked the night before so was sleeping and didn't go with us. Old Town San Diego is a State Historic Park.This Historic Park gives you the opportunity see how life was in early San Diego.There are 5 adobe buildings still in use today and many shops ,museums and restaurants. The McCoy house was reconstructed by James McCoy in 1869 who was a well to do Irish immigrant who served as San Diego's sheriff and senator.The Mc Coy house.
La Casa de Estudillo is a mansion built around a courtyard.In 1907 sugar magnate John Spreckles purchased the remains of the mansion and began restoration of Old Town.
Clay oven

Jill and me
We had a great day with a little bit of history and a whole lot of fun. That's it until next time.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2,2011 Yuma and Jo Joba Hills

We left Benson on the 24th and got to Yuma and stayed at Cocopah Casino for 4 nights.Friday we went to Algondones so I could get my teeth cleaned and get new glasses. We also had to have our fish tacos and Margaritias.

While in Yuma we met up with our friends Roy and Jan and Al and Sandy.We went to Az Marketplace and out to dinner and had a fun 3 days of visiting.We left on Monday and headed to Jo Joba Hills for 7 days.We have never been to JoJoba Hills SKP Park and it was a beautiful park. We were lucky enough to get the premier lot in the park.It was so nice and had beautiful views it made us feel like we never wanted to leave. Here's a couple photos of the lot we were on.
One day we rode into Old Town Temecula and walked around town and had lunch.They have a lot of shops and old buildings and a very nice City Hall.
On Saturday we decided to go to Julian (a town known for their pies and daffodils).Julian is a quaint town with lots of stores,restaurants and pie stores. We saw a few daffodils and had a nice lunch with apple-boysenberry pie and ice cream. On the way back to the RV I took several photos of the hillsides with all the wild flowers.