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2006 GMC 2500HD w/2001 Lance 845

Previous years' travels: 2006 2007 2008  2009
2010 2011 2012(Alaska) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020  2021    

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 I bought my new truck and used camper in late October of 2005.  The following May, I "hit the road" full-time for 6 months.  I've done the same every year since, and now 2022 will be my 17th year of ramblin'!  My how time flies.  Not all of my nights are spent camping, but most are.  I don't make entries that are repeats of previous campgrounds or when I stay with my kids or friends.  Campsite fees are for one night with no discount (and no hookups, unless specified). However, being the old geezer that I am, I get 50% off at U.S. Guvmint CGs with the valuable Golden Age card, plus free entry to National Parks. One of the few ways (in addition to retirement) it pays to get older.  All the aches and pains sure aren't fun. :)

I started my travels this year with about 143K miles on my camper and 210K miles on my truck.  I took my camper to the Lance factory before my 2014 travels and had some structural repairs done to it (pics here and here).  It should be in good shape for several more years of travel.  Of course, my old body will probably wear out before the camper. :)


Note: Click on small photos for a larger one.  Click on the USA flag-map () to see the actual camp location (balloon marker) on a map (+/- 50 ft). 

 

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Ramblin' 2022 hasn't fully started yet, but will be in early June!  I used to start in early May, but I used to be younger, too. :)

NOTE: There are some "winter ramblin'" sites at the bottom of this page.  

Check out last year's ramblin' here.

Sign my guest book or email me with any questions or comments.  Safe travels to you!

 

  

 

 

CAMPER UPGRADES DURING WINTER

Cell Booster Antenna
Cell Booster Stuff

Done (no picture)
- Replaced fridge flame indicator

 

 

SHORT VIDEOS MADE DURING WINTER

Montana de Oro #1
Montana de Oro #2
Montana de Oro #3
Montana de Oro #4

 Beautiful video from my January mini-trip.

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5/5/22-
5/7/22

Parkfield, CA ("The Earthquake Capitol of the World") for the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.  NE of Paso Robles, CA in farming country.  About 15 mi off of CA41/46 or  25 mi off US101, via San Miguel.  1500 ft.  

 
 Music Stage #1
 Music Stage #2
 Music Stage #3
 Music Stage #4
Other Campers
Nice Sunset #1
Nice Sunset #2 

My 8th time at this great mid-sized bluegrass festival.  Try it, you'll like it.  Out in peaceful ranching land.  Weather very nice  Lots of good music by national, regional and local acts. No festival last 2 years due to Covid, so very large crowd this year.  People were hungry for live music!  I listened to the stage music and jammed with local friends.  My daughter joined me for the festival, which made it even more enjoyable.

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4/28/22

Cerro Alto CG (USFS) 7 mi NE of Morro Bay, CA off hwy 41 via about 1 mi of narrow, curvy, paved road. Campground sign on hwy at entry road.  1000 ft.
 


Within CG #1
Within CG #2
Another Site View
Hiking Trail
One The Way Here

22 very secluded paved campsites along a narrow road, mostly well apart.  Small wet weather creek alongside road.  Popular hiking trail accessible from campground.  Vault toilets. $25.

2nd time here.

 3

3/17/22-
3/18/22

 Upper Sweetwater CG (BLM).  From King City, CA go 15 mi NW on First St, then 2 mi N on Airline Hwy, then about 12 mi SW on Coalinga Rd (potholed at times). 2800 ft.   

 
Within CG #1
Within CG #2
Leaving CG #1
Leaving CG #2
Bluegrass Stop #1
Bluegrass Stop #2

 Very nice secluded CG with 6 gravel, well separated sites on hilly land.  Well developed sites with shade shelter and metal picnic table on concrete pad.  Fire ring nearby.  Tree shade depends on site.  Very peaceful here, with only sporadic traffic on adjacent road.  Hiking trails nearby.  Vault toilet.  $0.

3rd time here.  Great place!! :)

On the trip, stopped at a bluegrass friend's mini-farm for some jamming. Got a nice campsite in the pasture, but the rooster woke me up early. :)

2

02/16/22-
02/17/22  

Washburn CG in Hearst San Simeon State Park. 5 mi S of San Simeon, CA on CA1.   200 ft.

 
Weather Station
99% Full Moon
Nearby View #1
Nearby View #2
Nearby View #3
Leaving CG
Ocean Stop #1
Ocean Stop #2
Ocean Stop #3
 

 65+ gravel sites on mostly level land on a plateau.  Sites usually well apart.  Some small trees.  Nice views from the CG.  Hiking trails.  About a mile walk to the beach.  Vault toiilets. $25.

I stayed a the nearby SP Creek CG a few years ago.  I like this one better for its open feeling.

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01/12/22-
01/13/22  
Islay Creek CG, Montana de Oro State Park.  5 mi SW of Los Osos, CA (via Los Osos Valley Rd and Pecho Valley Rd).  100 ft.

 
Another Site View
Big One Down
Within CG #1
Within CG #2
Ocean View #1
Ocean View #2

Secluded CG in a beautiful State Park on the coast.  50 paved sites on level land in two sections in a canyon.  Feels more like a typical USFS CG, than a State Park one.  Loads of hiking available along with a beautiful beach cove. Spectaclular scenery.  You can even hear the waves crashing at your site when the surf is big! Vault toilets.  $20.

Fifth time here (since it's only 5 mi from home).

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