Moving on – to Menifee, CA

11/10/15  (Tuesday) in Menifee, CA (Wilderness Lakes-TT)

On our way by 9:30. Notice there are rarely any “adventures” as we prepare to travel and even on the trips lately. I would say that experience has finally brought us that peace. I even slept well last night.

We took the Sierra Highway to the Pear Blossom Hwy (Hwy 138), first part of which was mostly desert, then we climbed into the San Bernadino National Forest as we approached I-15, then continued in those mountains on I-215.  Love the design on the freeway walls around San Bernadino/Riverside.

mountains 1 mountains 2

We arrived at 11:40, finding our site and set up, eating lunch by 12:45. Woo hoo!

Wilderness Lakes is a large park with many lovely water canals, frequented by many birds, including various geese, mallards, and moor hens. We’re parked up against one of the those canals on a FHU site with FREE 50 amp power and open skies for the TV satellite dish: site 128. They have lots of activities here, including pickleball, line dancing, water aerobics (adult and family pool, as well as hot tub). Note, the adult pool closes on 11/18. They have nice paved roads and level sites too.

We went to the office to make sure we were on the “extension list”, which ensured that we’d have a site until 11/27/15 when we put Miss Journey into storage (a site with electricity for $5/day), then have a site when we return – from 12/13 to 12/29. It will be SO nice to be able to stay here for 17 nights, have electric storage, then return to here for over 2 weeks. Yay!

Time to get groceries at the nearby really large mall. We also picked up an egg crate foam mattress pad, with hopes that John will sleep better on our rather firm and OLD foam mattress.  We’d taken out the “sleep number” style mattress that came with the rig because it was just a pain to get the air right when we were so often changing altitude on every trip.

We enjoyed another walk around the campground, then settled in for our supper and evening TV.

We’re celebrating Veteran’s Day by going out to dinner at Red Robin, where John will get a free dinner for being a Veteran.


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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