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Old 02-27-2010
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We are going be traveling thru Southern Cal. from Blythe up to Sacramento next week and have about 6 days to play. I don't want to go into LA so Mickey Mouse is out. Are thinking of Joshua Tree for the first day, but then? Anybody in So Cal or Central Cal know of anything interesting to see or do or "Events" happening now? We thought of going over to Pismo beach and/or Morro Bay. but staying inland would be fine if we can find things of interest to do/see. Any Ideas?
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several years ago we traveled from San Francisco to San Diego on the coast road. There is the Hearst Castle and the view alone the coast is terrific. It tooks us three days to make the trip. Alot of great scenic areas along the way.
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Yosemite N.P. You are welcome to park here with hook-ups and go see the park! If you have a car, it is 45 min. to the valley with lots to see, free shuttle buses and the sites are a must see! Mark E-Mail donelec@sti.net
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There is the Palm Springs Tram, The Dinosaurs of Beaumont/Cabazon, Six Flags Magic Mountain, El Capitan State Beach, http://www.madonnainn.com/, http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/index.cfm, not a whole lot right on I-5 after Magic Mountain other than farming country and cattle feeding.
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Mark, That is a very generous offer, but we have been to Yosmite. We have ridden our trike along hwy 1 but not a 38ft coach. I am concerned about "Fitting" my coach on that road though. Of course you can't see that area too many times. we are thinking either the coast, Although there is a tsunami on the way as we speak. Or staying inland if there is any "Events" going on.
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Hey Curt, How ya doing? Yea, we stayed at the Madonna Inn and it was cool, except for all of the old broads coming into the restroom to see the urinal! Wife has seen the Winchester House. We have been here in Yuma since the "Q", but have to go get the Mom-in-law in Sacto and take her to Idaho. I don't want to go north this early but can't be helped this year. Anymore ideas about the hwy 1 or things to see along 99 or 101 ?
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I like using highway 101 when traveling up and down the state with stops in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Pismo Beach, and Paso Robles. When staying in Paso Robles we like to stay at Wine Country RV Resort. It is an easy drive to Hearst Castle in your car from there.
http://www.winecountryrvresort.com/

Carmel by the Sea is always a good stop when you get further north. Let me know if you need RV park recommendations in the area.
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If you are member of AAA I highly recommend their Tour Books.

There is much to see in California. Coast, ocean, lakes, mountains, Death Valley, Central Valley, Hot Springs, tourist traps, etc.

Things that come to mind are wine tasting (Solvang, Paso Robles, and Fresno areas), Sequioia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Pismo Beach and Off Road Vehicle area, San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, Monterey area and Monterey Aquarium, Hot Springs (Avila Beach and Calistoga areas) Old Town Sacramento and Train Museum, and much more. Check out the links below or do a search in Google of "Things to do in California"

http://www.thingstodo.com/states/CA/index.htm

http://www.visitcalifornia.com/AM/Te...ontentID=31435

http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/top...ThingstoDo.htm

http://www.viator.com/California/d272-ttd

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Hi Brad. AAA is good for maps and such. I'm mentioning this because I don't want anyone to confuse their excellent tour plan with their less than stellar road side service. Their road side assistance programme has left many RVers in the lurch for various reasons. I do know that they are not a completely nation-wide road service organisation for heavy tow or lift. Coach Net and Good Sam are.
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Roger that Rob. I agree completely. FWIW: I have AAA for the Tour Guides, Maps and towing for my cars.

For the Bird and also for the cars I have Coach-Net.

I was merely suggesting he look at a AAA tour guide book for help or review the above posts. FYI: California is now in two separate AAA books. One for Northern California and one for Southern California.

Thanks for the clarification.
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