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Jun 1, 2006 - Ventura-Oxnard and Santa Barbara

It was nice to get back to the Pacific Coast again. Our four days stay at Ventura Beach R.V. Resort vent very well. The Resort was right on Main Street, within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beach. Lots of people walking, running, biking and surfing. I did count more than 60 people surfing at 7 a.m. We took a boat trip to The Channel Islands National Park, and had a wonderfull day. Saw thousands of West Coast Sea Gull nesting. Also, lots of seals, sea lions and dolphins. We did not get to see the big humpback whales, but...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Oxnard - Getting ready 2/14 - 3/7

We mostly stayed in Oxnard, CA with my son Carlos and his wife, Tracy. But also visited my daughter Karen and my grandkids, Ryan (he'll be 17 on 5/26) and Cheyenne (she'll be 11 on 6/26) in Woodland Hills. Interspersed with getting ourselves and our 40' Monaco Dynasty Motorhome ready for the road, we also visited other friends, especially, Jeff and Linda and their family in Simi Valley. Terry even went fishing twice (with Jeff and his son, Jordan), both times providing some very good fish dinners! The only down side was the very cold...

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Feb 13, 2006 - Maui to California

They could make a slapstick comedy of me getting to the Maui airport. I didn't think ahead, that I'd be driving and returning the rental car, with 2 suitcases, Lika and her carrier (that she, of course, didn't like), Cheyenne's portrait in a large tube that I'd have to hand carry, plus my purse.....and nobody to help me! Fortunately, the rent-a-car bus was otherwise empty and the driver helped me thru the Agriculture Inspection and on to the check-in counter, where another employee took over helping me. Unfortunately, however, the flight...

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Nov 9, 2005 - Ventura

Nov 9 - Ventura (Seacliff County Beach) Rained hard last night. Michelle is doing a science project to measure the amount of rainfall. Looks like we got about 2cm of rain last night. Headed off to Santa Barbara to have coffee with an old 14 sailing friend, Ron Boehm. We hadn't seen each other since the 1997 Worlds. We then strolled the Santa Barbara beachfront for lunch. They had high winds last night and a couple of yachts broke loose from their moorings and ended up on the beach. Another 30 minutes driving and we were in Ventura. We...

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Sep 7, 2005 - Back on Track

Well here it is Sept of 2005 and it looks like we will be getting out of here this year! As many of you know we have had to postpone our voyage due to family concerns. It has been a hard year but the sun is coming up and we think we can reach escape volicity this time. It is unbeliveably hard to back out of all the rat-race hooks and having done it once, then reestablish all the insurance and crap and then back out again is a daunting task...but we will get gone! The plan as it stand now is: Nov 19 - Ventura to San Diego (miss the early...

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Aug 30, 2005 - Los Angeles, California

~WE ADDED TO RIO AND ABOVE~ We still have every intention of finishing the site believe me! We made it back to Boise on August 12 and were tossed immediately back into the real world. I had a week to report to the job with McCarthy in LA and my slacker buddy Burggraf never found us a place to live, which was good in the long run because our location got moved to Santa Barbara. I kid James...... We found a place in Ventura County to live, thanks to Kerri searching for days on the internet. In the city of Oxnard, nice place and really not too...

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Jun 11, 2005 - Preparations for the journey! A close shave...

Hi everyone, Well, we're off in about 10 days and everything is happening frantically. Javier had a little going away party for us yesterday. Thanks for everyone who showed. It was awesome talking to all of you. At said party, Mika ritually shaved my head for the trip amidst some jeering and cheering. The devil horns were definitely a good look. We wish we could take all of you with us, but this way you can all stay in touch with us and pretend to share all the wild times to come. Stay tuned for something more interesting to come. If you...

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May 14, 2005 - In the beginning...

Living in California was a fantastic experience. The weather was incredible, the poeple were laid back, and it was good to be around my family. In the end, it just wasn't our pace. Part of this adventure is finding a place which we both feel comfortable. LA was just too plastic, fast, and crowded for us. As we travel, we are starting to define what would make us happiest. Above are a few photos of various trips we have taken before the big adventure.

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Apr 20, 2005 - Los Angeles

We were real tourist: first stop Hollywood Boulevard, with the Mann's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We were lucky to arrive at the time of a ceremony to award a star to ... the presenter oof American idol...can't think of his name. we saw the three judges from the show but mainly , and the only one i could really recognised: Larry king! what more could we ask for! In the afternoon we went to the taping of a new sitcom "Joint custody" which you might see in the fall if it makes it that far. It was funny, at times... The...

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Dec 3, 2004 - Cold in Ventura

It is cold here in Ventura as we plan for our departure. A departure that has been anticapated for over eight years. We purchased BunGee in 1996 and, now in 2004, we are about to, finally, head off into the somewhat unknown On board is Ken, a dashing young man who has dreamed of this day since 1978, and Julie, the wide eyed adventurer who had the good (bad?) fortune to fall madly in love with this wayward sailor. Anyway, long-story-short, we plan to leave Ventura and it's wretched cold by the New Year 2005 and head to the warmer waters of...

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Oct 22, 2004 - Port San Luis to Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard)

We had an exciting time in Port San Luis with the next SE gale. They were predicting 35 knot winds, so we decided to leave the boat on the mooring buoy, get a hotel room, and hope for the best. It turns out that the winds were 45 knots in the harbor, the worst October storm the people at the Port had seen. They had a few boats that were anchored get blown ashore, but our boat, and all of the others on the moorings, were fine. As usual, the boat weathered things much better than we did. We made the best of our shore excursion, spending the...

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Sep 27, 2004 - Hurray for Hollywood!

According to Auntie Doreens Journal (an old Aunt of mine) she was not impressed... I was! Its big, its noisy, but its really cool walking down the walk of fame, putting your havd into the imprints on the pavement. The hostel is really good, clean and has entertainment (stand up comedians) and cheap drinks (beer one dollar). The one in Fagstaff was the best on so far but this comes a close second. I met a Polish girl on the Greyhound called Ola, she was actually on the Grand Canyon trip from the hostel in Flagstaff too! We went out together...

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