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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. Lazy Daze at Kirk Creek Camp 11/24/03
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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.


Sunday, June 1, 2014
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So naturally, it came as no surprise to experience rain over the night! Today’s trip, we could see from the get-go, was to have rain. Sometimes the rain was quite heavy,but then it would slack off. The winds came up and grew in intensity for several hours. At one point, across the freeway was a large sign informing motorists that at 3:00 pm the area could expect severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Kathleen was ready to pull into the first RV park we passed, but we stopped and checked out weather in SD and decided to “give it a try” so continued on.

We reached one rest stop that held surprises! The rain had stopped (pretty much) and this was such a “find” that we spent nearly an hour enjoying the various displays and grounds.

Our destination for today was Sioux Falls, and eventually we left 90 and drove down route 29, finding tonight’s destination with no problem! This RV park gets little mention on the web. Their “web page” gives little information, and we wondered whatever kind of park it would be. The other parks in the area are a Jellystone place and a KOA, both of which were very expensive. The rate for this place was reasonable, and two reviews of “The Red Barn RV Park” were complimentary. So why not try it? This was to be our final overnight stop until Minneapolis.

What another surprise was in store for us! This park does not need any more advertisement, it was quite full and what we learned was that it is a lot like Sunbeam RV Park in El Centro except it is not a “Snowbirds” place - it is a “Summerbirds” place! Many of the campers here are from the general area (with a few exceptions) and some of these are folks who spend their winters in places like Yuma, AZ (snowbirds) and in summer come here to spend the summer! The best of both worlds! When we pulled into the spot for the night, the next door neighbors were just having their “afternoon time together” - just like Sunbeam! Everyone was friendly and welcoming (just like Sunbeam) and it was quite an experience! It is a beautiful park and we are happy to have found it. The rains seem to have stopped, but more is promised for tomorrow.




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