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$2800 - 2 BR - 1150sf - 429 Euclid - Oak - Onsite Pkg Soon

Door To Enclosed/Secured Porch

Enter secured 2 BR Apt from porch Stairs go to landing

Landing to top floor

Kitchen 8 x 13

Kitchen 8 x 13

Enter 18 x 27 Dining/Living Room From Stair
Years ago a tenant made an area the size of the bright part of the carpet in the photo into a great fenced play area for their child to explore

Bath 11 x 9.5

3 x 3 Shower at Left

Tub Not Used - Save Water

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18

BR 1 Closet 6.5 x 6.5

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18 - 3 Windows

Bedroom 2 - 10 x 14 - 1 Large Window

Bedroom 2 Closet 4 x 6

Bedroom 2 - With Rug

Kathleen and Paul are owners and live on site. So you'll get quick response to your needs and access to your washer/dryer in the basement.

Your apartment is only 100 feet from Grand Avenue and only 100 more to beautiful Lake Merritt where the winter birds are arriving. And runners abound.

Your Saturday Farmer's Market is closeby under/around I-580. Trader Joe's is just a few more feet. Whole Foods Market is walkable from your apartment. Sprouts Farmers Market is on Broadway and Safeway is closeby on Grand Ave.

Then there's the classic Grand Lake Theater. You'll find many good restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore. Walking Grand Ave and Lakeshore at night always reminds me of the Left Bank of Paris.

This area truly is a gem and Kathleen and I are glad and happy to live here. You will be too.

3/3/04 - On the Road Again!!! Guasave to Mazatlan

We were up bright and early this morning, ready for a new adventure.

We saw Bill E and Norma, Bill W and Sharon, and other caraveners outside – mainly looking at birds. We have a number of "birders" in our group, and their knowledge of birds is amazing. Kathleen saw both Bills get behind their wheels, and start up their motors. Paul, who is usually pacing and more than ready to get under way, was waiting for a call from Larry, doing a “rig check” or giving instructions. After both Bills and wives pulled out of their spaces, we saw our Tail Gunner, Bruce, walking down toward our rig. Apparently our CB was not tuned properly, as we had missed all the instructions. Paul hurriedly pulled the electric hook up and we high tailed it into line. I’m always late, but this was a first for him.

No harm done, we joined the procession of RVs – well, they were "our" RVs, but they sure looked different! During the night and early morning, the rains came – not much, not long and not hard; just enough to get all our rigs wet. Driving through the mud and dust produced the finest coat of brown guck you could imagine! We all had a good time kidding one another as to which rig looked the worst – and which "toad" most resembled a moving mound of dirt!

We back-tracked our initial route into the campground, and eventually found ourselves back on Mexico 15, heading for Mazatlan (250 miles away.)
As our caravan proceeded, we couldn't help but wonder if Bill and Sharon are ever going to get their bikes clean!

We passed so many farms – tomatoes and corn dominated the growing crops,

        photo - courtesy of Connie Sykes
but there were agave, bean and other crops in evidence. We were taken back in memory to California when we saw all the workers in the fields. Today we saw more workers in the fields than we ever saw in California, and as we drove past these bent-over, toiling workers, we realized the gratitude we must feel for these laborers – most of what we passed today will end up on the tables in the United States!

In addition to the beautiful farmlands, we saw and passed through some hill country, and to our delight, we were greeted again with the ironwood trees, still in full bloom!

At one spot we all stopped for lunch and fuel (one caravan had just pulled out, and I suspect another followed shortly after we departed.) This is "snow bird land" if ever we were in it, and the number of caravans surprised us. (Somehow we think we’re the only caravan around!)

About 100 miles into our drive today we stopped at an overlook that truly was a "Kodak moment" and we were able to enjoy the ironwood trees, other colored plants – and most of all, a view of the Sea of Cortez!

It reminded me of the first sighting of the Pacific on the AIDs ride I did a couple of years ago. After climbing "The Evil Sister" (CA 147) we could see the Pacific at our feet, and what a thrill that was!

A real highlight of the day was when we crossed the Tropic of Cancer! Most of us in the Caravan have actually crossed this before – in the air or on the sea, but somehow driving "over it" was very special!

       photo - courtesy of Connie Sykes
We were met at the "gates" of the city and escorted to our RV camp by the Adventure Caravans Mazatlan coordinator. Once we were all parked, the only natural thing was to eat ...

        photo - courtesy of Connie Sykes
Bob Sykes, Norma Emerick, Drena Pringel and Paul enjoy some tasty tid bits from Connie Ross.

Then we were given a royal welcome and helpful hints on the sights and experiences we can expect while we’re here. (One thing, we can get our rigs washed – and waxed if desired – for a VERY reasonable sum.) Most of us are taking advantage of the opportunity!

Last night a group of us walked a short distance to a little Mexican restaurant where the owner (or manager) did all he could do to make us happy and satisfied. It was a very fun experience!

In all truth, we must say that we are presently wall-to-wall RVs. Thank God we enjoy and love our fellow caravaners, because we are REALLY close!

There is much to explore and to enjoy here, and we intend to do just that!

Greetings to all back in the states, our own family and friends, and to all the families and friends of our fellow Adventure Caraveners.

Paul, Kathleen and Jerry Too

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