Trip Start Sep 09, 2010
31Trip End Oct 10, 2010
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Chula Vista RV Resort & Marina
Mon, Sep 27 – Orange to Chula Vista
Today we traveled from Orange to Chula Vista, which is just south of San Diego and only 8 miles from the Mexico border. The trip was the usual freeway challenge, but we had no issues and arrived in Chula Vista by mid-afternoon. Our first order of business was to stop at South Coast RV Repair, only a couple of blocks from the RV resort we were interested in, to see if they might be able to repair our slide. Since we are here for 4 or 5 days, we thought there might be a chance. They are going to try to get after-market parts from a local supplier, or original parts from the slide manufacturer, and if so there might be enough time to fix it while we are here
Jergen and Paulette from Lloydminster had suggested this RV resort in Chula Vista. It is an RV park and marina (boaters rent spots just like at the RV park, and they have showers and laundry for them just like for us). It's right on the bay, so the climate is a little more temperate (85 rather than the 110 high we had inland on the road today).
After going out for all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs at a local “grille and grog”, we walked on the bay and watched the beautiful sunset. There is a park along the beach with young families picnicking and sitting in the water (it’s very shallow), playing beach volleyball, fishing and walking their dogs.
7:00 and we are bushed. It’s dark already, so we are back at the trailer to crash.
Tues, Sep 28 – Chula Vista
Today was relaxation day. No driving, no plans.
It’s overcast today, and looks like it might rain. It’s also quite a bit cooler (the radio DJ said 30 degrees cooler in some places – so 110 down to 80), but much more comfortable. After breakfast, we rode our bikes to town, checked in with the trailer dealer (they can’t get parts in time, so we’re SOL I’m afraid), explored a bit and got a few groceries. The town / stores / language on signage (and large Mexican population) reminded us a lot of Mexico, which is not surprising given it’s only 8 miles from here. We also took a spin by the bay again. Another beautiful sunset, and it’s pitch black by 7:15.
Tomorrow we are going to take the trolley into San Diego (15 min) to Seaport Village for the afternoon, then off to the Padres game at 7 pm.
Roger & Anna
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”