Stuck in the state park with you
Trip Start Sep 09, 2010
31Trip End Oct 10, 2010
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Samuel P. Taylor State Park
We saw this last nite on a wall in a market, and it is our new motto. You see, we have been stuck in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, about 1/2 hr north of San Francisco, since Friday. I know you're feeling sorry for us. lol.
Here's the story ... Friday, Sep 17. It was a beautiful day. 75-80 degrees. We drove from the redwoods down thru the vineyards. We picked up some baskets of fresh strawberries at a strawberry farm just outside Santa Rosa, then hit Santa Rosa at 3:30, which apparently is rush hour there on a Friday. Despite some ugly traffic, we made it thru ok and got to a beautiful little town called San Rafael. Our first views of palm trees. :o) We meandered thru the hills outside San Rafael, and finally found Samuel P
So, back and forth in the state park to try to find a campsite we can get in to. Very hilly - lots of redwoods. We finally get into one, and when we go to set up, the slide on our trailer gets stuck. Not in, but out. No matter what we try, we can't get it to move. Now what?
Next morning (Saturday), we're up early to call our dealer at home to see what to do. They said to get it fixed and send them the bill. Turns out this is easier said than done. No RV dealers around here - can't get a mobile services to return our messages. So we head into town to kill some time. Sunday, we have tickets for the San Francisco Giants game, so we head to the city. Luckily we're only 1/2 hr from the city, so we head to the game, and then to Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf.
Monday - up early again to try to get help. We finally found a mobile service that answered his phone. He's has agreed to come out tomorrow. So we will head to the city to do more site seeing. We had planned to spend a couple of days in San Francisco anyway, so it's not so bad ... just the uncertainty of whether we will get out of here. The only other option is to try to move the trailer out of the park and to an RV dealer with the slide open ... yeesh. And the only one near here says he's booked for a month.
So that is our sad story. We have no web access at the park, so am sending this from an internet cafe.
Wish us luck!