We left Las Vegas in the middle of May before the triple digit weather started. We started our California tour in Greenfield, CA at Yanks RV Resort – it is a nice little place to stay. There is some construction on site, and it is between two agricultural field – so expect some red dust from the kicked up dirt. It is also really windy in this area, so there is that. We were about an hours drive from Monterey Bay. We had breakfast on the pier and then wandered through the Dali Museum. We drove around the coast and enjoyed the sights and sounds.


After a week we moved farther North to Coyote Valley RV Resort in the Morgan Hill / South San Jose area. We were on the front row by the entrance/exit. Train tracks and a four-lane divided highway made for a lot of noise, but it was a good location for day trips to Silicon Valley.
During our time here we toured the Computer History Museum, The Castro District, Tesla Factory, NASA Ames Visitor Center, LICK Observatory and met up with friends.


When our month was up, we ventured farther North to Petaluma, CA. We stayed at the KOA because it is the only game in town. We are not fans of the KOA model. We don’t have children, and the prices are crazy high if you’re only in need of a level spot and a full hook-up. A week in here gave us time to hang out at TWiT.tv Eastside Studio and a couple of afternoon “Sunday Drives”. Neither of us drinks wine so much of the area was lost on us. However, it is a funky little town, and there is plenty to do without wine. In the area, you have Mrs Grossman’s stickers, Rancho Obi-Wan, Charles Shultz Museum, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay and Safari West.


Now we are at the CA / OR border checking out some of the darkest night skies in the United States. There are several National Parks and such, but we are just looking forward to slowing down and just enjoying the quiet. We made the trip from Petaluma, CA in one day. It was a nice drive – we had Mt Shasta in our windshield view for most of it. We fueled up in Weed, CA and pushed farther North to the Oregon/California border then finally East and South to get here. We are in some of the darkest night skies in the country according to Dark Sky Finder. MIchael will be setting up his gear today, so look for posts and pictures. The Golden State Star Party is next week – we are still debating if we want to pack up and drive to it for 4 days and then back to this RV park. It is a lot of work, so we may just drive down and back one night.

Thanks for tagging along.

Categories: Tourist


Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.

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