Life on the Road with Paul & Kathleen: "Not bad for two dumb kids from Ohio" - Proving once again that it's never too late to have a happy childhood
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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.

3/21/04 - The Call of the Sea
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We are happy to again have Ruth Carothers take over the editing for the day. Actually, Ruth (and Byron) spent this day with Bill and Norma Emerick at the beach. Most of the caravaners had to move from the beach front of Bahia Concepcion RV Park to the RV Park at Mulege. Because of their love of the beach, Ruth and Byron and Norma and Bill opted to “dry camp” on the beach between Bahia Concepcion and Mulege. (We all missed them so much we drove down to the beach the following day to be with them!) Here’s Ruth’s account of their day:

This is Ruth again, with assistance from Norma for a short report.

Byron and I left the Caravan on Saturday morning to spend some time on the beach with Bill and Norma Emerick. We drove 8 and 4 tenths miles and saw a great beach – “Playa El Coyote.” So we pulled in to check it out, and decided to stay. (It cost us a whole $5.00 each to stay!)

Playa “El Coyote” is a beautiful beach. It has very few rocks and has fine sand. We had boats, canoes, and kayaks to watch as they skimmed over the blue sea. A light wind blew most of the time, so when it got hot, we dipped in the water and let the breeze keep us cool.

Photo courtesy of Pat Goddard

We set up our rigs, got into our swimming outfits, and stayed in them for a day and a half! (Except for night-time!)

We went in the water and looked for shells. After the first shock of the cold water, we all got wet up to our heads except for Byron; he just made it to his waist.

Later, the guys were checking out a sail boat in the harbor and Bill said something about it didn’t look like they had any clothing on, and later he wondered what the woman was doing on her hands and knees.

We saw a few sting rays, which were real small and one came up and touched my toe!

Sunday the 21st we decided we had better get back with the group, so here come Ken and Drena Prengel and Bill and Nellie King for a visit. They brought their dog, Tex, who enjoyed a little time in the water, too!

photo courtesy of Connie Sykes
That's Sherryll, Bill and Nellie, trying to keep up with Tex!

We had to explain how rough it had been for us. Then they said they were going to another beach, so we decided to stop up there and have lunch with them. Which we did, and the worse luck happened. The Ice Cream Truck was there and we all had to force ourselves to get some ice cream, and some really suffered and had chocolate topping and nuts on theirs.

Then Dan and Carolee Day showed up with Paul and Kathleen Smith; they had come down to go to a café and it was closed, so they also missed the ice cream truck. It was like an old homecoming!

About 10 o’clock everyone decided it was about time to go back to camp. When it was time to go, we really hated to leave our little piece of heaven!

It was a great day and a half for Byron and me, and I hope it was enjoyed by everyone else!

Photo courtesy of Pat Goddard

Ruth Carothers

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