Picking up the Airstream and heading out again.

We went to Toscano’s on Wednesday to pickup the Airstream after the repairs were done. Well, at least some of the repairs.

We have some wood that has cracked on both sides of the bed. The parts have been ordered from Airstream but it is unknown how long it will take to get to Toscano’s. We also had issues with the fresh water tank not reading correctly on the sensor. I would take out 3 gallons of the 50 gallon tank and the meter would show 5/8 remaining? The techs said they could actually see the meter drop as they were running water. Changing the sensor and the meter made no difference. The company that made the meter was stumped. They will try again when we take the trailer back.

The other issue was the jack. It made a terrible noise when operational. They found a broken bolt inside but left it on the trailer. They stated that the manufacturer was sending a new jack head. OK. I can live with that as long as it will get fixed. I went to raise the trailer to hookup and the jack did not work at all. I thought maybe the techs turned off the 12v switch but all the other 12v systems were working fine. They came out and found the jack was blowing fuses each time they put one it. The replaced the jack with a ‘loaner’ one. Better it happened there than on the road.

We stopped off in Fresno to have dinner with our son and I had to do some interesting maneuvering with the trailer. Like a u-turn at a very busy intersection. But my philosophy is that the more practice I get in tough situations the better I get overall. We got home around 7 and I didn’t even back it into its spot for a reason.

We had reservations to meet up with an Airforums group in Three Rivers starting Friday. Oh yes, off again! But realize that Three Rivers is only 36 miles from home so we did not have far to go. We all met at the Sequoia RV Ranch. We had about 12 trailers show up. Roxie and I had driven through the park previously but never stayed there. We will go back sometime. Here is a few of the trailers:

Sequoia RV 01

The group of Airstreamers were a very friendly one. We found some old friends and new ones as we always do at these. Had a nice low key happy hour on Friday night and a great potluck on Saturday night. We also had our granddaughter with us for the weekend. We stayed 3 nights but she had to get home on Sunday. We were going to meet her mother in Three Rivers so we didn’t have to drive ALL THAT WAY home and then back!

Sunday we decided to head to Sequoia NP and climb Moro Rock and have a picnic. We have done this before but our granddaughter had only done it once. Only over 350 steps to get to the top. We just took it slow, how else could we? Here are some shots from the top (even one with both of us in it!):

Sequoia RV 03 Sequoia RV 04

We had the local newspaper come by on Saturday and ask questions about the Airstreamers. It will be fun to see what gets written in the article. I know they talked to me quite a bit and took some pictures. Probably didn’t hurt that we were local also.

On Saturday we were off doing some other hiking in the lower levels of the park and someone came through and took photos of the trailers. He did an HDR manipulation on them. I was able to get a copy from him and we love it! Here it is:

Sequoia RV 02


We had a very fun and uneventful weekend. The only problem is that I dropped our awning lights (see above) and broke one of the bulbs. Ouch. Don’t know if I can find them.

We went home on Monday with the knowledge that we were going out again the next Saturday! Do we ever rest?

Casini Days 6 & 7

Actually only part of day 6 was at Casini.  This was our day to leave and head down to Pacifica.  We headed over to 101 at Santa Rosa and headed south.  It was very foggy and drizzly, but I kind of like it like that.  One of the positives?

Golden Gate Bridge:

One of the negatives?  $12 for 4 axles!  Glad I don't have a triple axle.

We weaved through the Hwy 1 traffic through western SF.  That is a long thing to do.  We made it to the SF RV Resort and dropped the trailer.  We headed downtown to get Hannah and take her to dinner.  Hannah introduced us to Thai food.  We ate at Osha Thai.  I had the Volcano Beef:

Roxie had Shrimp Fried Rice:

Hannah had some plate that I don't remember:


The next day we took a short drive down Hwy 1 toward Half Moon Bay.  Roxie has been offered a new job and she had to get some information back and forth to her prospective employer.  That required 2 stops at different UPS stores.  However we did get to see some scenery and we stopped at a nice beach south of Pacifica.  I also got to see where they are building the tunnel and bridge to bypass the Devil's Slide.

We had Hannah hop on BART after her 3pm class and meet us in South San Francisco.  Since she got us going on Thai food the night before, we asked her if she was up to it again.  She agreed and we went to Original Thai BBQ.  This more mainstream Thai, I believe, instead of a more trendy Osha Thai.  I had the drunken noodles and I loved them!  I will now have to find them here somewhere.  We took Hannah back to her loft, said our goodbyes.  We went back to the trailer and watched "Fair Game".

The SF RV Resort is right on the bluffs of the ocean in Pacifica and we stayed there before.  However they have had a LOT more erosion since.  They had to move one of the walking paths due to this.  I don't know how much longer they will be able to be open.  About 20 more feet and the RV spots will be going in.  Here is a view of below the bluffs:


And from above:

Get there while you can!