NH to CA

This year we waited until after the Christmas and New Years holidays were over before heading south for the winter. So, on January 3 we left New Hampshire and headed south. But we did not dawdle. Winter Storm Grayson was approaching and we made a beeline south. The blizzard conditions were expected all up and down the Atlantic coast from New England to Georgia. We figured if we didn’t get going we would might never get out. The first three nights of our trip were spent in hotels since campgrounds were closed, and it was freezing. We took a more inland route to avoid the coastal weather.

This is an abbreviated blog post. Here are a few pictures from the 4,000 miles we drove over the last four weeks.


Had to drive through some slop. Will need a wash when it gets above freezing


Keeping west of the coast, down I81, avoiding winter storms.


Wind Creek Casino, Atmore, AL. A good overnight stop.


Palm Trees! Gulf Shores AL (it’s still cold)


The weather was cold and windy for the week that we were at Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores AL

It’s been a gloomy winter.


Gulf Shores State Park, AL


Another casino overnight stop. Isle of Capri at St. Charles LA

And then on to Texas. It’s still chilly. We had to stop at Luling TX for some good Texas BBQ. Luling is an old oil town.


Luling TX


The Alamo, San Antonio TX


RV park with barn for your horses.


Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp, Tucson AZ


Tucson AZ


Boondocking in the desert at Quartzsite AZ


Entertainment at Quartzsite AZ

We drove through Joshua Tree National Park. The government had shut down for a few days while we were there. The Visitor Center was closed but we were still able to drive around. We did not see any employees anywhere.


Joshua Tree National Park during Government Shutdown

We parked in a camp spot for a picture, but we did not stay overnight.


Joshua Tree National park


Joshua Tree National Park


Anza-Borrego State Park, CA


Anza-Borrego State Park CA


The Pacific Ocean!


Sunset on the Pacific


Route 66 Ends at the Santa Monica Pier


Hello from the Santa Monica Pier


Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu CA.  Cars parked on both sides of the road on a Sunday afternoon, as they go down to the beach. The RV park that is half way up the hill on the right is where we will be staying. Great view overlooking the Pacific.


Sunset over Pacific, Malibu Beach RV Park

We had stopped along the way to visit friends and relatives in Alabama and in Arizona. Our daughter is in Los Angeles, that’s why we are here, and will stay in this area for a little while before making a more leisurely return trip to New Hampshire.

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8 Responses to NH to CA

  1. Boy you guys have covered some country!! We are heading toward Gulf Shores this morning. Hopefully, the weather will be somewhat better than you guys had!!
    Enjoy your visit with your daughter!!

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  2. Diane Hanson says:

    Your photo on I-81 is where we live. See that view of those gentle mountains all the time. We laugh at ourselves for getting in the RV and leaving the mountainside where we live to go out and camp somewhere! Oh, but the memories and adventures of seeing new places! Have always loved your posts. Seems as though you are happy with your down-sizing?

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  3. Linda Lyons says:

    Hello, we bought a new Class A gas, and are on the road. We are currently in Globe,AZ. Been gone from our winter home in Palm Harbor, FL for a couple of weeks, plan on a few more on the road. We were at Carlsbad Caverns for shutdown, but next day it was back open and we were able to enjoy it. In case you don’t remember us, we met on ferry boat in Alaska, you visited us in FL. Enjoy your trip, Linda and Larry

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  4. Wow! What a trip! Glad you got to do a little sight seeing along the way. Enjoy California!

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