|Saturday, April 14 - Son Charlie and I visited the
State Historic Park which is just a few miles north of the RV park
in Novato. Docent Joanie Lujan provided us with a history of the site.
runs the visitor center. Very nice lady. When in the area be
sure to stop for a visit.
General Information from the
web site. The park overlooks
the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay from the east-facing slopes
of 1,558 foot
Mount Burdell. The name "olompali" comes from the
Miwok language and may be translated as "southern village" or "southern
people." The Coast Miwok inhabited at least one site within the
area of the present-day park continuously from as early as 6,000
BC, until the early 1850s. Olompaliís serene hills and waters have
been home to Coast Miwok, landed gentry, Catholic priests, a psychedelic
rock band and a hippie commune.
|Larry and Charlie
|Docent Joanie Lujan
|Charlie points out the Visitor
|Panorama of the Burdell Mansion.
Mostly destroyed by a fire. Damaged area in the upper right of the
|Thursday, April 12 - Mike Cox invited me to play in the 9 hole,
par 3, 'Masters' tournament at
Country Club. We played with George Bers, Peter Mankin and Bruce
Cornelius. After golf we had a nice buffet dinner. Thanks Mike.
Mike and I have been friends for many years - we were both members
Hills CC. There were a record number of 89 players. Most players
bought $20 worth of raffle tickets. Bruce had his numbers called
twice and won over $500. We started golf at 5:00 pm and did not
finish until about 7:45 - it got very cold and windy.
|Larry and Mike Cox
|George Bers, Mike Cox, Larry,
Peter Mankin, Bruce Cornelius
|Wednesday, April 11 - At the
Park in Novato, CA in space 138 for a week. Elevation sea level.
I will be visiting my kids and grandkids who live in the area.
|Monday, April 9 - At
The Lakes RV
& Golf Resort in Chowchilla, CA for a couple days. On pad 85,
elevation 259 feet. I have stayed at this nice park a number of
times before. The park is associated with the
Run Golf Club. The finishing hole is quite challenging.
|The Challenging par 5, 18th Hole
at the Pheasant Run Golf Club - Lots of Balls in the Water
|Wednesday, April 4 - At the
RV Park in Bakersfield, CA for a few days on pad 2. Elevation
440 feet. This park uses my web authoring software -
I have stayed here may times before while heading north or south.
I have updated their web site with lots of new photos - including
this one of my rig.
|Monday, April 2 - Upon leaving RCB, neighbor Mary Ann helped
me hitch the car to the coach. Now I am at the
in Lancaster, CA in space 1 for a couple days. $20 per day. 30 amp
only, water and has a dump station. I have stayed here before. It
was a very windy drive from Indio. Elevation 2445 feet. I have stopped
for years at
Roadside Cafe in Pinon Hills and had a late breakfast. Rick
has retired and moved to Georgia. The road [CA 138] was recently
improved and is mostly 4 lanes now - much better.
|Neighbor Mary Ann helps me hitch
the car to the coach.
Photo by Cheri Nason
|On the road again - Pinon Hills
in the Background.
Stage 3 Stage 5