Friday, May 18, 2018

Go or stay

7:35am:
Lately, every day I've been going to my Blog's archives searching for river sites where I've camped. I want to go and see those rivers again.

Why don't I just up and go?

George at the Main Salmon River
May 17, 2004


[Link] to May 17, 2004 Blog.



9:03am:
Decision
During breakfast, my mind was going over the "..stay or go" question. Then it came to me that I figure out whatever challenges that I have as they come up. I don't need all questions figured out before heading out!

After breakfast, I turned in my temporary mailbox key and headed north on I-15.

11:34am:
City of Temecula
We have traveled about 70 miles and have pulled out into the City of Temecula to get our bearings.

We want to look around for a Nite Camp location. Also, our fresh water tank needs filling. Our 3-gallon drinking water bottle needs filling as well.

2:20pm:
Nite Camp
We had selected our Nite Campsite to be in the hills above the City of Temecula. We found that site by perusing a Google map. When we arrived at that site, it was on a dirt road closed off by a chain fence.

Instead, we picked a site in a commercial/industrial area of Temecula. We are next to a vacant lot.

On the way here, we filled our drinking water jug from a Glacier water coin dispenser. And filled our fresh water tank using an Arco gas station's free water dispenser.





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 1,003 feet


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21 comments:

  1. I'm having the same dilemma, George. I can't quite tell if it is just old irrational fears creeping in or the hard-earned wisdom of the years keeping me safe in old age! But I know exactly what you mean about seeing those rivers again. Regrets either way, I suppose.

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    1. Hi Ray,

      I guess that sometimes we just got say to ourselves, "What the hell!"

      Then head out without a care in our mind!

      George

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  2. Just up and go George! We are not getting any younger and there is really nothing holding you back. I would love to wake up to the sound of a free running river!

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    1. Hi Croft,

      You and I are cut from the same log! 😎

      George

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Good question!

      I guess I did just up and go! 😎

      George

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  4. I see lots of state park RV parks along the coast near San Diego...why don't you make reservations and travel up and down these state parks. Go walk on the beach and get some outside exercise. From reading your blogs lately, I see routine activity daily, 24 hr fitness, finding day/night camp, health condition. I often wonder what else you do to fill your days.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I guess that I am still just not an RV Park kind of guy. Too many years camping on-the-road to change now!

      Stuff to fill my days? Not a problem. Something always comes up for me to be doing. ie; Schmoozing with fellow RVers.

      George

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Yes! Encouragement from Bill in Chico! That's what I need!

      Thanks Bill,
      George


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  6. It may have to do a lot with old age you're more comfortable in old surroundings
    No doubt you enjoyed your past adventures if you re- visit an old place that's exactly what it is a re- visit
    With all the rivers on the West Coast you can't find a new one to visit
    If you want to do an adventure I'll give you one find out how many 24 hour fitness centers there are in the state of California Oregon and Washington and visit them all But here's the catch you have to stay three days within 25 miles of that location Now that's an adventure

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Well, I am on-the-road now. I am searching for adventure again.

      As I go along, if I spot a river, I will definitely take a look-see!

      George

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  7. Something you said the other day doesn't sound logical
    Please explain the logic here, you have an RV which is towed by a truck
    During the hours of darkness you sneak in to a residential or industrial area and you sleep, in the early morning you get up and you leave
    By virtue of the fact that you're probably a late sleeper and early riser how do you consider that stealth.
    For example
    Let's just pick San Diego, my understanding certain areas of San Diego have a 72 hour Time limit.
    So if you have 72 hours time limit you're just running the clock.
    So your stealth theory doesn't work there,,

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    1. Hi Ed,

      So, you are questioning my use of the word STEALTH?

      I am a stealth camper:
      ➜ I prevent light from inside Scampy being observed by persons outside by using aluminum foil insulation on the interior of windows. Also, an opaque shade on Scampy's rear window.
      ➜ I enter my Nite Camp site during darkness so as not to bother my neighbors. This is part of my stealth activity.
      ➜ I leave my Nite Camp before most of my neighbors are out and about. Also part of my stealth activity.

      I do not Nite Camp in any area posted with a 72 hour time limit. Nor do I Nite Camp in any area posted with a No Parking 10pm to 4AM or some such sign.

      I am a good neighbor. I respect my neighbors. That is why I behave as I do.

      George

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  8. I'm with Croft. Don't put it off. You're in no hurry and can enjoy the scenery. Lucky you!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      You are so right!

      All my life I've been a lucky person. Even when it seemed like I was screwing up, eventually I came out smelling like a rose!

      George

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  9. Ridge Park Drive looks like a nice nite camp area...some trees blocking the industrial bldgs. for privacy.

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  10. BTW San Diego River cuts right through Mission Trails Regional Parks. I don't know if it's a dry river bed but at the mouth in San Diego the river looks pretty wide. Looks like the river is dam up at Hollis Lake with a camp ground nearby & lots of hiking trails.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I left San Diego yesterday morning.

      Right now, I'm in Apple Valley visiting Twayler at the Lone Wolf RV Park.

      Thank you for your information about places to camp in the San Diego area! 😎

      George

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  11. False Evidence Appearing Real = FEAR. Glad to see you moving beyond it. The views from the Temecula hills are awesome. You can handle whatever comes up. If you need it, helpers are always nearby via your blog (or roadside assistance LOL).

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    1. Hi GS,

      Yes, you are right! Looks as though that I did move beyond
      it. 😎

      Thank you,
      George

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