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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our First Look at the Pacific Ocean

Under sunny skies with some wind, we left Yuma, AZ about 9am and headed west on I-8. Just 10 miles into our trip, we crossed into California! I was pretty excited about that - not sure why, except I guess I never thought I'd really be here. But, I am!! ;)

Along the way, we passed through the Imperial Dunes BLM area. This mass of dunes runs about 40 miles along the Imperial Valley and is five miles wide. It is the largest dunes system in California.

Many RVs were parked here. Now, I realize it is very inexpensive - next to nothing actually - to park there, I cannot understand why you'd want to. All that sand! We had enough of it while in New Mexico and Arizona; a fine layer of dust constantly. I
cannot imagine actually living among sand dunes. Different strokes, as they say.

It was another uneventual trip, which is how we like it. :) We got to our park, Mission Bay RV, about 1pm.

After set up, since we hadn't eaten anything all day, we decided to go grab some fast food and bring it back home. While out, we'd find the local Curves so I'd know where I was going in the morning.

We found the Curves AND the Pacific Ocean! I actually squealed when I realized it was right there! I know. I know. I'm a goober. What can I say? I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it looks just like the Atlantic Ocean. I think I thought it was going to be more blue or something. :) I was happy none the less.

We did get our food - Wendy's for Randy and KFC for me. Now, we're settled in for the night. It's pretty chilly and overcast right now. That's not so good, but it's supposed to be sunny and in the 60s the next couple of day. Very different than what we've been used to recently, but I'll take it.

Looking forward to seeing what comes. Until the next time . . .


  1. Randy and Terry -
    Welcome to California! Are you coming North to the Bay Area? If so, let's figure out how we can say hello!
    Boris and Natasha

  2. OMG!! I can just see your face and hear your voice when you saw the Pacific Ocean. Too funny!! And yes, you ARE a goober. Enjoy my hometown....