San Diego supposedly has the nicest weather in the continental USA and we came to take advantage of exactly this fact. We stayed at the Sweetwater Regional Park, a pretty new, clean and affordable campground in the hills about 8 miles south-east of downtown San Diego. With the exception of a few rainy days the weather indeed was very nice.
And then there are the dog beaches. We promised the boys they would have opportunities to play on beaches for the last 6 months. They sure had a good time chasing waves, swim and fetch balls.
We will leave San Diego on Friday Dec. 30, 2016 and travel about 150 miles east to Slab City, the “last free place in America”. Slab City is an unincorporated community of hippies, artists, dwellers, religious fanatics, snow birders, homeless and all kinds of other lunatics. Settled not far from the southern end of the Salton Sea, Slab City is located on the grounds of a former military base. The community has no access to utilities, i.e. no water, no electricity, no sewage, no waste management. However, amongst many other things there is Salvation Mountain and a naked librarian. Go ahead, goggle “Slab City” and you will find out about the insanity I am talking about.
In Slab City we will meet with our friends Juergen & Annette to celebrate the arrival of 2017 in a somewhat unconventional environment. I will post about Slab City in a later blog. On Jan. 1, 2017 we will continue our southeast movement and travel for a 1 month stay to Tucson, AZ.
In summary, 2016 will come to an end very soon and we have managed to live without incidents traveling for 7 months. So far, so good. Knock on wood.
We wish all of you a Happy New Year 2017. Stay happy & healthy and, most importanly, stay tuned.