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
Our Lazy Daze at Kirk Creek Camp on CA Hwy 1 40 mi N of Hearst's Castle 11/24/03: Shortly after full-timing began. Foretravel with new paint Nacogdoches, TX 8/10/07
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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.


1/16/14-Meeting with Six Fourtravel Friends and a Trip to Anza Borrego
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We received a phone call from a woman we met in 2012 at the Foretravel "Lemon Rally." She and her husband and some Foretravel owners were on their way to Quartzsite, AZ for the annual gathering, and the six of them stopped off at an RV park just down the road from us. What a pleasant surprise!

The next day the six of them came over to see our “cold plate” refrigerator and to visit. It was delightful to meet the other couples and since the group was going to be in the area a couple of days, we immediately waxed strong about all the interesting places to visit in the area. We mentioned the Pioneer Museum and Anza Borrego State Park. (There were many places of interest we wanted to tell them about, but a trip to California’s largest state park sounded interesting to them.)

The following day we left our little neighborhood where David Romero and his crew were in the process of putting a new roof on the park model of Ron and Betty’s place. And when that’s complete, the workers will begin pouring the concrete for the place where Dean and Mary’s new park model is going to be - right next door to us! Lots of exciting things going on in our little neighborhood!


Carol and Jeff picked us up, followed in a second vehicle commandeered by Ken and Dori and Kent and Peggy. There were many places of historical interest along the way, but we were able only to show them one of our favorite historical spots - Box Canyon.

This is an area right along S2 (the road) and the historical Pioneer Trail. Box Canyon

We also showed them another of our favorite camping places along this route - Agua Caliente County Park

We've camped at Agua Caliente several times and enjoyed our time both hiking and relaxing in one of their several hot spring pools.

One of our party was getting quite hungry (no breakfast that morning!) so as soon as we entered the town of Borrego Springs we stopped at the first eating place we saw. The folks served delicious food and the wait person was to be admired for handling our wants and needs. There were only two wait persons on duty while we were there, and this fellow did an excellent job.

Before heading to the State Park, we wanted to show our friends a most unusual display of metal art!

We drove around to see this unusual sculptures

Dori, Ken, Carol, Jeff, Peggy, Kent

The works of art are scattered all over the place, and we visited only a few of them. Sculptures by Ricardo Breceda

There wasn’t enough time to visit all the sculptures, and we did stop at the Visitor Center in the park and again admired the excellent dioramas there. Anza Borrego State Park

Time was fleeting, and we were not able to show them the campground at the park.

Rather than return to El Centro the way we came (the Wast entrance) we drove out the East entrance and Jeff and Carol (who do a lot of off road riding) were able to see more boondockers and ATV riders in that area of the park.

Our trip back to El Centro was shorter and faster than S2 would have been, but the two of us will go back to Anza Borrego and Agua Caliente before we leave southern California at the end of the Snowbird season!




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