Saturday, March 23, 2019

Day 13 - Menifee, CA - TT

I went to visit relatives today here in Menifee. One cousin, I hadn’t seen since before I moved to Alaska. The others I saw at one of the reunions maybe fifteen years ago. They are the ones organizing the mini-reunion at the end of next week. It was great to see them again.

This is one of the canals here at the campground near our site. There were a handful of ducks paddling around but the dogs didn’t seem interested in them. The trail on the right side of the canal is where I have been walking them. There is a canal on both sides of the path and seems to be interesting enough.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Day 12 - Menifee, CA - TT

This morning around 10, I packed up and headed for Wilderness Lakes RV Park in Menifee, CA. Google Maps said 43 miles but the RV GPS had us going via a more reasonable route. It took about 1½ hours. This place is pretty large and very wet. Some of the others here were telling me about the continuous rain and flooded streets and campsites. Right now, maybe 5% of the sites are too wet to occupy. I guess it’s making all the waterfowl happy. There are a lot of ducks and geese wandering through the park.

These geese were right behind the trailer making a lot of noise until the neighbor returned. Then they wandered across the street. Like many other RV parks, you need to pay for WiFi. Since we are going to be here for a couple of weeks, I went ahead and paid. These RV park WiFi setups is where the Ubiquity solution seems to work well. Pay for one device, the radio itself, and anything you have on the backend WiFi SSID is automatically connected. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Day 11 - Orangeland RV Park

A few days ago, I had checked out one of the pickers to collect some of the free citrus. The tree next to our site is a Valencia or juice oranges. I squeezed four of them and they were a bit tart. When mixed with some sparkling water, it tastes like orange soda. Three oranges will give you about six ounces of juice. Yesterday, I made a lemon chicken in the Instant Pot. Pretty good. It was nice to have access to the oranges and lemons here at the RV park.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be checking out and moving to a Thousand Trails RV park for a couple of weeks. Bridget flew out this morning for home but will be back next Monday. There is a mini family reunion in a bit over a week that we’ve been looking forward to. And the TT RV park was conveniently located.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Day 10 - Weird Ice Cream

No theme parks today. Three days in a row may have been a bit much. While we were walking around Downtown Disney yesterday afternoon, we had some ice cream from the Salt & Straw. According to someone else looking at the flavors, it’s supposed to be a real gourmet ice cream place. The flavors seemed unusual enough to warrant trying then out. Maybe too unusual for some as the two guys in front of me left the line saying, “They don’t even have chocolate and vanilla!”. In the interest of trying the unusual, we had two half scoops in a bowl. The first half was “Black Olive Brittle & Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese” and the second half was “Smoked Sea Salt & Chocolate Crack”. The second doesn’t show up on the list as it is one of the flavors-of-the-month. Both flavors that are unlikely to be found in Fairbanks. Both were very tasty though a little bit salty. The first was very good with just a hint of olive and goat cheese. I’d definitely have it again. And, I liked that they gave you the option of two half scoops.

We went to Downtown Disney around 4:00 and the shuttle pickup time was 5:30. By 4, I was all “lined out” meaning, I was tired of standing in line. Or even just standing. According to Apple, 16k steps yesterday.

Today’s activity was the Olive Hills Dog Park about five miles from the RV park. Really nice dog park in spite of all the negative Yelp reviews.