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Apr 4, 2015 - Farm lands and orchards at Manteca

I was quite surprised by the rural flavor of this area, which would have been missed had I not gotten off the freeway at Manteca. Many orchards and fields, along with roadside stands selling fresh strawberries! “Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight”. – Colin Fletcher

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Mar 18, 2014 - French Camp RV Resort

Thru the vineyards and orchards we go. A most excellent travel day with bright sunshine at our backs and no wind. Dust and sand are but a fading memory as we wend our way northward. Every thing is out in leaves or flowers down here now but the big worry is no water for irrigation. Everyone is worried needless to say. Will make the infamous Olive Pit stop tomorrow before we hit Grants Pass and the Siskyou the next day. Eyes are really enjoying seeing color things again after the dessert and sand all winter. Catching up on emails so will...

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Jan 20, 2013 - Manteca, CA

On our trip last year, after leaving Corning, CA, we drove all the way to Bakersfield. This year we chose not to make that long of a day and stopped in Manteca/Stockton, CA at French Camp RV Park. This is our third time staying in this park and it will be our last. We had such a great experience there the first time we stayed and since then we have been very disappointed. Maintenance is lacking and with a big rig very hard to get around in. Live and learn! Evans don't stay here. We did have a good evening here though with our traveling...

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Nov 3, 2010 - TTN Turtle Beach

The drive was easy and short, 76 miles, along I-5 southward to Manteca. This Thousand Trails Preserve sits south of Hwy-120 and east of I-5, right on the San Joaquin River. The river makes a wide sweep around the preserve giving us hundreds of yards of fishable shoreline, angling for striped bass, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and many types of perch. This is the first time at this preserve for us, we found it to be a minimalist type of preserve, if one insists on lots of amentities this isn't the place for you. It's...

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Dec 2, 2009 - The Big Trip: Into California

The Big TripTalent to French Camp Dec. 2, 2009 There was very dense fog when I took Nick out for his morning constitutional walk. I got to see the RV Park in a “clearer light.” It’s the kind of park we’d have driven through and found another, if we’d gotten in earlier the previous night! We pulled out of the park about 10 AM, a little later than planned. By the time we were climbing the I-5 grade up Mt. Ashland, twenty miles later, we had broken out of the fog, and were driving in sunshine. Within five miles inside of California, we began...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Copperopolis

As we are heading to Southern California, we chose to take Interstate 99 when it split from Interstate 5 because everyone said I-5 is much rougher, bumpier than Highway 99. We are “limping” home and didn’t want to impact our ailing suspension system any more than necessary. It was another hot drive today as we drove past the Sacramento and the Delta area. There were more farms, vineyards, corn fields and orchards. Southeast of Sacrament the rolling foothills of the Gold Country came into view. At Manteca, we went east to Sonora to stay a...

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Apr 25, 2009 - Catching Up

Yesterday started out with aggravation and ended with aggravation but ah - in between!!!!! John and MaryJane came over at about 9:30 to plan the next couple of days. I got on the internet and was able to get reservations for today and tomorrow in Manteca Ca.( We have decided to go to San Francisco tomorrow .) We no sooner got done with our calls then the internet went out again. We had been assured that it had been fixed but I am not so sure the office staff know what they are doing. By now it was almost lunchtime and MJ and John had the...

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Nov 17, 2008 - Housework

Sunday found us in San Leandro where our friend (and former co-worker) Joe Nichols was in a play at the local community theatre. We met up with the Stewarts and Gizelle Springer for a great afternoon and then dinner (and some serious bs'n). Easily one of the highlites of our Bay Area time Now, I have to apologize to everyone we've visited with over the past week or so. I had my camera with me on every visit but completely forgot to take pictures! For those of you we missed visiting, all I can say is Sorry and we'll see you when we are back...

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Jul 18, 2008 - 12:34 am in sunny California

It’s hard to grasp that in just a mere two weeks I’ll be boarding a plane and taking off to the one place I’ve always dreamed of seeing. I’ve always aspired to travel to Italy, and see the place from where my family roots were first originated is too amazing for words. I can’t wait to wake up in the morning and look out at the sun rising, to eat pizza in the piazza, and throw a coin in the Trevi fountain. The most remarkable part of it all however, is that I’ll be walking the city streets of Rome and Florence, with my fiancé by my side,...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Back in Manteca

Well here we are back in Manteca. It is a little quiet without Melissa, but we are adapting. Today we are relaxing. On Thursday we head over to Pollock Pines. Its a RPI RV park between Sacramento and Reno. It is in a old ghost town and it is Becky's favorite RV park. It is also close to Apple Hill, which is a bunch of apple orchards with many fun things to do. Stay tuned for some great photos and maybe even me getting tipsy at my favorite brewery that has many beers to sample!

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Jun 24, 2008 - Manteca, CA

OK after leaving Fresno we came over to Manteca were my RV membership allows me to stay at a resort RV park for only $10 a night. RPI is a great organization. Once we got to our RV site, we detached and drove away to Santa Cruz. Not much to say about Manteca right now, but watch for our Santa Cruz update NEXT!!!

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Jun 23, 2008 - First night - Manteca, California

We left the house at 7:30am and headed up the 5 freeway to Manteca, California. We arrived at 1:00pm. The total trip was 307 miles. The new truck did a great job towing over the Grapevine. We averaged 9.5 mpg. Much better then the old blue Dodge we had. We are now staying the night at Thousand Trail's Turtle Beach Fish Camp. The campgrounds are really nice. We are camped along the San Joaquin river. The campsites are large and there are plenty of trees. It is warm and breezy out. The skies are filled with smoke from the fires engulfing...

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