We were spoiled to have unlimited use of their big kitchen, washer and dryer, and a large shower with amazing water pressure! Oh, and a big, beautiful bathtub was a nice treat too!
|We're tucked into a corner down a long driveway so you can hardly even see us from the street.|
There's a small canyon behind us and a view of our hosts lovely back yard on the other side.
|One of the extra special perks of house sitting!|
|Coyote in the back yard.|
We still managed to get together with RV friends at a pre-Christmas gathering at Mission Bay RV Resort. Thanks Kate and Iain for putting together a fun evening in your lovely water front site!
|We made new friends and reconnected with others over tasty appetizers and beautiful views.|
|Sunset from Kate and Iain's prime waterfront site at Mission Bay RV Resort.|
Lake Hodges was just a few miles from our driveway site in Poway so we did some hiking there one day on the San Dieguito River Park trails.
|Lake Hodges from the Piedras Pintadas Trail.|
We also did some mountain biking at Lake Hodges.
|Easy single track near the Lake Hodges dam.|
RVing friends Rick and Trudy, whom we met in Red Lodge, MT this past summer, were staying in Oceanside. We met up with them in Del Mar for a nice five mile loop along the beach, up Crest Canyon, through fancy neighborhoods, and a delicious lunch at Board and Brew.
|Hans and Trudy and Rick at Del Mar.|
Hellhole Canyon Preserve is a remote north east San Diego County hiking destination. There are 13 miles of trails through the chaparral covered hills around Paradise Mountain and (currently dry) Paradise Creek. We hiked a strenuous eight mile lollipop loop that took us to the top of Paradise Mountain with impressive 360 degree views.
|View of Paradise Mountain from the trailhead.|
We had to drop several hundred feet to the creek bed before climbing to the summit...
lots of steep up and down on this hike!
|Fantastic views for your efforts!|
|Ballast Point had a HUGE selection of beers on tap.|
Our waiter even gifted us a dessert beer at the end of the evening,
a delicious orange/chocolate version of their Victory at Sea Imperial Porter.
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a popular open space preserve running between Interstates 805 and 15 in San Diego. We hiked a very pretty four mile out and back up the lightly traveled Lopez Canyon arm of the preserve with Norm and Val and Bentley right before we hitched up for our move to Mission Bay.
|One last hike with Norm and Val and Bentley before we left their very pleasant driveway site.|
Our driveway stay was a perfect ending to a really fantastic year of travel. Many thanks to Norm and Val for their hospitality!
2016 is shaping up to be a little different for us...but the details will have to wait as our plans evolve in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of Metamorphosis Road!
A big Thank You for reading our blog and sharing the journey with us!