We wanted to get an early start yesterday so we were ready to depart our Campsite at Desert Trails RV Park in Tucson by 8:00 AM. Our target spot today was Del Mar Beach, north of San Diego on Camp Pendleton.
The slides were in, the kids were on the internet and we were about ready to get underway.After a couple of hours Pam wanted to drive, so we switched seats. The kids were comfortable where they were.
As we drove through the Arizona desert I did not expect to have so many mountain passes. Some were over 4,000 feet. (I was too busy watching to take pictures) :( We went from the desert, to mountain passes, back to sea level and drive through sand dunes before we got to California.
I was very glad to see that we averaged 8.0 MPG on our drive and have averaged 7.9 MPG since we got the fuel pump replaced in October. It seems to be working well. We stopped for fuel and dished out $240 to fill it up.
For the most part, the drive was great althought, it is always a little nerve wracking going through busy traffic. We hit I-805/I-5 in San Diego about 3:00 PM a little before rush hour.
We continued on I-5 north of Oceanside and found Camp Pendleton easy enough and went right to our campsite. We are on the beach about 150 yards from the ocean. It was pretty calm most of the evening but is WINDY at the moment.
We are going to have to nail down the mats to keep them from blowing off. We quickly found a guy selling wood and made phone call. It took him about 10 minutes to show up.
Hopefully, there will be some quiet evenings around the campfire.
And more California sunsets:Pretty spectacular, Ay?
We hope you are getting ready for a great holiday week / weekend and we want to wish everyone who reads the Roadrunner Chronicles a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thanks for viewing today's travels.