Pismo to Anaheim

Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
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Trip End Aug 13, 2010


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Friday, June 11, 2010

After finding a place to dump the tanks in Pismo we slowly worked our way down 101/PCH toward Anaheim. We took an exit with beach access called Santa Clause Way near Carpinteria. The RV parking was plentiful and it looked as though you could overnight there without a problem. It was a pretty nice beach and allowed dogs. We heard that beaches that allow dogs are rare anymore in the So Cal area. We made lunch and hung out on the beach for a while. After that we drove, south more, down to Malibu Beach and pulled off for a few hours of beach combing (and more volleyball of course). No dogs allowed so the pets stayed in the trailer. Once again there was plenty of RV parking along the 1. Around 6 or 7 we got back on the road and got into Anaheim at 8 or 9. We had a Walmart parking lot punched into the navigator. As we pulled in we noticed some signs saying "no overnight parking". Damn! We saw some other RVs parked but we didn't feel like risking having the cops banging on our door in the middle of the night, telling us to move it. We saw a Target sign across the way. Target parking lot treated us well the other night so we pulled in there for the night with success. We were only a couple of miles from our destination, the Anaheim Resort RV Park and Disneyland. We made some dinner, watched some of the Disney firework show from the Target parking lot and watched some TV. Incidentally....we have a new record....77 channels we pulled in here in Anaheim using the aerial antennae!

Another note....in my opinion, the drive from north to south on the west coast is so much more entertaining via the hwy 101 and 1 as opposed to the route 5. The scenery is just so much more beautiful and so many little towns and beaches to stop at and explore. Of course it will take you a little longer to get to your destination but well worth the wait. Like I said, it's just my opinion. I know my brother, Todd, would not agree at all, as he like a nice straight road with no stops! (Right Bro?)

In the morning we ended up doing an early check in to our RV site (+$25....bastards weren't cutting us any slack) and headed straight to Disneyland about 9:00 am. We didn't even unhook. I backed the rig into our spot, set the pets up with food and water and jumped on the shuttle to Disneyland. 

My next entry will include our Disneyland experience with photos.
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