[Our next RV Trip is in July, but (Instead of moping around 🙂 ) I thought I would post my journal from our very first RV trip in the Big White Box from July 2012. What a great introduction to RVing for us!]
We left home about 10am…our first RV Trip in our new Winnebago Motorhome…even Charlie was excited about it!
We went across highway 92 to Pacific Coast Highway 1 and then down the coast to Capitola. It was a beautiful day and a great drive.
We stopped in Half Moon Bay at an organic food store and spent $95 on food for the 3-day weekend! We will be eating well, though! We stopped several times to take in the view and loved the drive there….half the fun.
The coach drove great as we lumbered along at 50-55 mph. I’ll be interested in the mileage for the trip, as we went up and down hills a lot, and spent time in traffic in Santa Cruz.
We had a little excitement as we went through the toll gate on the San Mateo Bridge….it said wide loads to the right…I guess I didn’t think of our motorhome as a wide load, so we went thought the regular lane, and it was a REALLY tight fit…but we made it through ok.
I used the tow/haul feature when driving up and down the hills, and it definitely made it easier going up, with very little braking going down. I found a reference point on the dash, so I know just how far I am from the center line at all times…it made driving through the narrow streets in Santa Cruz easy.
We got to the site in NewBrighton Beach around 4pm, and it took no time at all to setup camp….what a change from the years we had to pitch tents.
We found that our site has no hookups at all, so we’ll have to conserve electricity. We were pleasantly surprised, however, to find out that our site has an ocean view…we were very lucky to snap up a last minute cancellation which made this trip possible…and the view was a real bonus.
We had our first meal prepared in the RV…spaghetti, flat bread, and kale salad…very good and healthy, too! Then we went for a nice 3 mile stroll along the beach…..what a beautiful place!
Our dog Charlie got some great exercise, and is now asleep on the chair, snoring away….it was a great day.
Also, everything seems to be working A Ok in the RV….great Winnebago quality!
The next day our friends stopped by for breakfast and brought a box of fresh donuts. We enjoyed coffee together and some shopping in nearby Capitola.
After our friends left, we continued to enjoy the beach and wished we could stay longer when it was time to leave Sunday morning. Of course, there are some things that must be done before before we leave…