Friday, July 11, 2014

SOUTH BOUND to the COAST

It was time we got out of dodge. We have been missing the cool coastal air. So, Darrell, his daughter Hana, Spark, and I headed down Highway 80 to Morro Bay, onto to Flying Flags just north of Santa Barbara, and eventually to San Diego to visit El Tiburon (our sailboat).
Hana, hits the road with us.
We stopped and enjoyed a bit of a reunion with my family in Danville. We managed to do a pretty good job of glamping in my nieces front yard, and her neighbors seemed to tolerate Tranquila's presence in their hood. Next stop, one of our favorite spots to camp, Morro Bay State Park.
Our next stop was Flying Flags RV Resort at Buellton, just a few miles north of Santa Barbara. We were here last year, its a convenient stopping point when traveling up and down the California coast. It's big and filled with lots of huge RV's, but they have a pool, a laundry, and a good Mexican restaurant down the road. They also have a big grassy field for Sparky to run about, and new jungle gym area for kids. 
Our Car Clothesline.
Flying Flags has also added a lot of new trailer cabins, which were packed with families playing soccer, bar-b-queing, and basically just enjoying life. Sparky enjoyed "buzzing" them and catching after their ball.
 Kids hit jungle gym during parents cocktail hour.
Spark in between laps. 
Flying Flags is thriving is year, RV spaces, cabins, and tent sites were nearly filled mid-week. The coolest and newest part of Flying Flags is their addition of vintage Airstreams complete with fire-pits and wicker patio furniture lined up along the grassy field.
Each unit offers fluffy white towels and an inside cocktail bar.
My Fav.
Another fav, but I have no idea what brand trailer.

The next morning we were up early and on our way down 101. We left Tranquila stored at F.F. because we HATE driving through LA towing her. Actually, we just hate driving through LA period. Besides we were headed to stay on board El Tiburon. We have decided to sell El Tiburon in San Diego. At this stage of the game, we are ready for a trawler. We have loved cruising through Mexico, and vow to return, but before we do, we will do some gunk-holing in the Pacific Northwest Islands in a stinkpot. The plan is to take Tranquila up to Washington and the San Juans Islands for a clamping trip, as well as, shop for a new boat.

 Our girl, El Tib, a Tayana 47. She can be yours.
Sailboats are our first love. We took some time to check out 
the old gals at the San Diego Wooden Boat Show on Shelter Island.
Be Still My Heart.




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