Flying Flags Update

Flying Flags RV Park in Buellton has had a great amount of changes carried out.

Flying Flags RV park

We stayed at the Flying Flags RV park last week and had such a great time.  There have been so many changes there since we were there last. Dan Baumann who is the Manager has done a great job.  Well done Dan.  Dan by the way is now the deputy Mayor of Buellton.  Good job xx

The staff at the desk are the first people to greet you and their customer service along with free cookies and a great shop carrying some fabulous wine for sale could not be better.

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Lady on Reception

Yum Wine xx

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Plenty of wine available.

Thank you ladies for making our stay a pleasant one.

New Kitchen

They have a brand new kitchen and they cooked some great breakfast for us.  They have a whole menu there and also on the evening we ordered a nice glass of wine too.  Wow! so fabulous.  The chef Matt is a genius cook and we really enjoyed the breakfast he made for us.

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New Kitchen and Matt the Chef

 

New Camp for upmarket tents

When we were here last they had new really upmarket tents that had been put up with luxury living inside.  We only saw one and now they have a whole village of them for rent and to stay in.  Such a fabulous idea and a great place to stay.  I spoke to a lady who had stayed there for the weekend and was really upset at leaving and going home.

This is what she had to say

 

Pictures of the Camping Safari Village

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Safari Village

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Safari Tent

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Inside the Safari Tent

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Outside seating area

At Flying Flags they catered for absolutely everyone.  There are so many options of places to stay in Flying Flags like Luxury wooden huts, your own tents, your own RV, hire an RV or a silver bullet to sleep in.  So many options that just about cover anything anyone wants.

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Plenty of Room for your RV

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Silver Bullet for Rent

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Upmarket cottages for rent

Not only was the accommodation to stay in top-notch but the bathrooms and utilities were the best I have ever seen anywhere.

The swimming pool and jaccuzzi was just amazing and they are even now building another bigger swimming pool on the field.

Adding to the fact that the kids and adults can have a swim there were other added amenities for amusement as A fabulous bowling pitch for avid players of Bocce Ball.  Also great new bar has been incorporated out on the field right next to the Bocce Ball pitch along with a stage for evening entertainment at weekends.  We were lucky enough to have a great night listening to a fabulous band and have a nice pint to boot.  Great friends we had not seen in a long time were with us as well.  Just fabulous to see Darlene Bayer, Dan Baumann and Cathy Vreeland.  Thanks for a great night.

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Bocce Ball

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Bocce Ball pitch

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Bar

There is also a great little children’s park if you have kids that want to go play.

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children’s Park

On our second night there we grabbed a glass of wine and sat around the fire by the reception area and listened to a guy playing guitar who was from Belgium.  You meet so many people when you are camping.  We had yet another great night.

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Camp Fire

We had such a great weekend at Flying Flags that we will definitely be back again soon and just cannot wait.  See you all again soon.

 

Weekend in El Capitan

We just had a great Weekend in El Capitan, CA

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It was the first time in our RV for a vacation away since we had the flood, it was just like putting on a comfy pair of shoes.  We really missed our RV and miss the lifestyle so much.  We talked to more people in that weekend than we had done living in the apartment for a month.  We just love the lifestyle of living in an RV and I don’t think it will be long before we are back in it full-time again.

Living in an apartment is nice and our apartment could not be better as it is very exclusive and high-tech.  The problem is that it is a lonely existence.  No one talks to each other, we can’t just sit outside the home and talk to passers-by and just really miss our friends that we made along our travels, especially friends made in Buellton, Lake Elsinore and Half Moon Bay.  Don’t be surprised it we end up back in our RV full-time again.

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Oceanmesa Campground

Oceanmesa Campground is a great place for a mini vacation away and was where we stayed and the reason that we stayed there was that the RV had to be picked up from the Camping world in Valencia after having new carpet put in in the bedroom and the side panel fixed.  Peter picked it up took it to Oceanmesa, then had to travel to Oxnard to still go to work. He then picked me up at 11pm and we drove there which was only about an hour away.  We wanted to go that night so that we woke up in the RV and then had the whole weekend there.

It was a great campground, easy to drive into the pull through spot and easy to drive out.  They had a pool and it was a bit of a walk but walking distance to El Capitan beach.  The other beach close by was a 5 minute drive which was Refugio Beach.

Refugio Beach is my favourite beach and we have been there many times before.

Weird

It was weird being in the RV without all my things around me and it really felt like we were camping.  When we lived in it full-time it just felt like a home.  This time the extra carpets i had on the floor were gone and all my pictures and things that made it look like home.  I really missed that when we were there.  At the weekend we had to really look and see what we had there and perhaps had overlooked when we moved out.  We really tried to make sure that all the things we needed for a weekend were in the RV and other things at home.  I think we nailed it as we did not really see there was anything we had forgotten.

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Bare RV

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Just look how bare it looks

Vunerable

I had forgotten though how vunerable at times you can feel in an RV,  On the Sunday night we were in bed and the wind pick up to extreme mph.  I could not sleep and at one point felt very scared. It was that windy I thought we were going to tip over. Peter was telling me that no way could it tip over.  We were right on top of the hill and there was nothing between us and the sea so we were getting it full blast.  I can tell you that in the 4 years we have stayed in the RV I have never felt so scared.

It doesn’t put me off though , in the morning we were outside having our breakfast, listening to the birds chirping and waving to passers by walking their dogs.

We love Camping xx

Weekend with visitors

The Weekend

This weekend was a great time as we had our son Michael visit with his boyfriend Mike.  We had a packed schedule for them and a great time ahead.

They both arrived at 11pm on the Friday evening, we would normally be in bed at this time but wanted to wait up so that we were awake at their arrival.

Cameron’s Inn

We went over to Cameron’s Pub which was such a long way to walk (50 steps from our RV.  Friday and Saturday are karaoke night so we decided we would go and that would keep us entertained until they Came. Sure enough after a couple of drinks we were having a good old-time and singing ourselves on the karaoke.  I was up singing Jailhouse Rock as they arrived and Michael said to Mike “I think that’s my mom singing” just before they entered and sure enough there I was.

After driving for 6 hours they were both tired but were ready to have a good weekend, with still an hour of karaoke left I wasn’t gonna let them get away with not singing.  Michael sang and then it was time to go back to the RV and settle us all down for the night.

Pillar Point Harbor

Peter and I had already been to Pillar point Harbor but the boys had not so when people come to stay you tend to go to places you have already been so that you can show them the fabulous views.  We rose early the next day and had bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast and headed out over to Pillar Point Harbor to have a look round at the boats and harbor.  it was an extremely beautiful day and wasn’t too long before we were all ready to eat again.

We ate at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.  We had great food and even had samplers of beer to try which was just fabulous.  we had such a good time and the highlight was a truly the apple crumple that Per and I shared which was delicious

As we walked around the harbor there were some men who had caught some fish and were cutting them up.  all very exciting but I’m sure the fish was looking at me.

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Fish

 

Pigeon Point lighthouse

We went from there onto see the lighthouse at Pigeon Point Lighthouse.  The views are just breathtaking and I just knew the boys would enjoy to see this.  The last time we came everything was closed but this time the shop was open and other parts that we had not seen before.  Well worth a visit.  We got some great pictures and had a fabulous visit there.

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The two Michael’s

We went back to the RV, watched a movie and all napped a little and then went over to Cameron’s for the karaoke.  We all had a sing-song and were joined by Geri and her daughter Jessica who was also over for the weekend.  I got up to sing with Mike at one point and it was great fun.  Watch the video of the fun we had singing.

Mike and Joyce signing

Sunday came and went off to San Francisco for the day.  We drove in to San francisco knowing it was a holiday weekend we knew it was going to be busy so we parked on the front near pier 19 which is easy then to walk up to pier 49 where we wanted to get to, we were early so the cost of parking was only $20 for the whole day.  It is called early bird parking and is given when you are there before 10 a.m.

Our intention was to have breakfast on pier 39 so that’s where we headed.  We ate at Eagle Cafe and had a wonderful breakfast to keep us going for the day.  We wandered around the pier 39 and saw the sea lions relaxing on the pier along with such great views of Alcatraz, with such beautiful weather and great company what more could we ask for.  We were feeling very lucky I indeed.

The two Michael’s paid for us to go to the Aquarium and we all were thrilled in there to see the Sharks and other fish in the water tunnel.  I could have stayed there forever so thrilling to see the sharks.  We saw so many different kinds of fish it is unbelievable how many species there are.

We got some great pictures.

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Shark and Michael

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Reminds me of children’s program stingray

My husband and I drover over to the Ritz hotel to see the sunset with some friends and the pictures we got were just fabulous.

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The Ritz Hotel, Half Moon Bay

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Sunset at the Ritz

We will certainly miss this area as we leave next week as we head down south to Ventura/Oxnard area. Exploring California in our RV is very exciting we meet so many people and in this area we have made so many friends I am sure we will be back another time.  I havent see my friends at the quilting shop for the past couple of weeks as I had some work I had to do but I really was grateful of their help while I was here.  Also I will miss a couple of really close friends that we met.  The good thing is that because of the internet people can stay in touch.

This weekend will be a getting ready to go weekend so follow by blog to see how I pack up ready to go on our journey to our next destination.

 

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