Tuesday, January 21, 2014

San Diego Wrap Up...Arizona Here We Come!

Today we wrap up two jam-packed months in our former home town, San Diego, CA. We've had so much fun reconnecting with friends and family and meeting up with fellow RVers both new and previously known. Now it's time to mosey on down the road, next stop Yuma for a few nights. We're looking forward to getting back into exploration mode! Here's one last look at San Diego...we'll be back next November.

First, in the ongoing effort to personalize our home on wheels we brought a couple new tiki-themed pieces on board. My mom is an excellent quilter and had been collecting tiki fabric for some time. On Christmas day we had our parents over for lunch and were gifted with two lovely handmade quilts!

Taken on Christmas day, Hans' mom and my dad help hold up two tiki-themed quilts my mom made for us.

Last year in San Diego we had Buzzy Meeker, a tiki carving artist, create a panel to cover up some funky metal work on our slide moulding. This year Buzzy carved a mask for a cool focal point on the slideout.

A custom carved tiki mask sets the mood on our slide out moulding.

Over the years we've had many, many good times with Martin and Estella and Gabi and Ted and we managed one last meal with them and actually got a group photo, with their dogs too!

Martin, Hans holding Chelsea, Gabi holding Toby, Ted; Estella and Lisa down in front.

Hans' band, The Sand Devils, played one more gig: The Winter Surf Fest, in Los Alamitos. They were one of six bands at the event...it was day full of rockin' surf music and reconnecting with old friends.

Based in Northern California, Meshugga Beach Party plays Jewish surf music...FUN!

The Sand Devils rockin' the house!

We had a good long walk one morning from Ocean Beach to the end of Sunset Cliffs and back...almost 6 miles. The tide was high and the waves were large and washing the bottom of the OB pier.

There were far too many people we enjoyed spending time with that I did not get photos of...we were busy having too much fun!

First stop after departure tomorrow will be RV Solutions to replace a slideout seal. Then right back on the road headed for Yuma. Let the fun begin!


  1. Those quilts are amazing! Looks like you two had a wonderful time back home:)

  2. The quilts are beautiful! Glad you were in San Diego
    I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures on your blog this year.

  3. Your mom did an amazing job! Can't wait to see the quilts and the new mask in person.

    Travel safely to Yuma then, kick back with a great hike and a big breath:)

  4. Im curios to see your Tiki motif around your home one day. Those lovely quilts are labor of love, only patient people like your mom can do such a project.
    I see lots of hikes in the future. Enjoy your AZ sojourn.