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Posted Jul 26, 05:17 PM


Our journey to Long Beach California went smoothly, although the shock of going up a mountain pass of 7.500ft for seemingly endless of miles was unexpected as the map did not show any such gradient.


Our journey to Long Beach California went smoothly, although the shock of going up a mountain pass of 7.500ft for seemingly endless of miles was unexpected as the map did not show any such gradient.
We stayed with a mixture of motels and RV parks depending upon the time and weather.
As we got closer to Long Beach so the traffic and the roads got worse and boarded on being awful, I rated the road surface as the worse in the world and compared with the roads in Costa Rica, for such a rich state California really needs to spend money on it’s infrastructure. On the freeway the driving attitude was go as fast as one can and totally ignore the maximum speed limit, very frightening. Off the freeways the driving was sensible and comfortable, could it be that the police are more visible and the presence prolific.
The RV camping at the Long Beach Convention Centre was a disaster with electric still being laid down and instead of 30amp as promised we had to be happy with 20amp. It seems that the organizers were tying to short cut corners and left doing anything until the very last minute.
The dancing inside the halls was wonderful and we attending workshops during the day and danced our feet sore at night, a great time and the high energy in the Gay/Lesbian hall was fantastic, such wonderful warm people, thank you the Rainbow People.
On the way home in Wilcox, Arizona, we had just setup the Popup and I noticed dark clouds and Cassandra said “looks like a bit of rain”. An hour later we experienced 4 inches of rain and 70mph wind, it took both of us inside the popup from assisting it from blowing over, next morning the streets were sill flooded.
We had thought about working and moving to Mesa Arizona next year but after our trip and looking at the various camp sites we decided unanimously NO. Concrete and gravel with no shade or grass and Sammy could not get used to the concept of peeing and pooing on gravel, he was glad when he saw grass again.
The vacation allowed us to catch up with Dwight and Dawn and the adopted family we spent a few days with them and it was sad to part company, although the time spent was wonderful and great fun.
Currently the heat is turned up high in Texas as everyday is over 100f and in the high 70’s at night and still no rain. We have had in the 11 months only 6 to 8 hours of rain, it’s amazing that we still have water and the water well keeps on pumping good clean water, fire danger is extreme.


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