California continues to showcase its diverse landscapes with our latest camping trip to Idyllwild. Nestled in the San Jacinto mountains and referred to as "Mile-high Idyllwild" is a charming small town and of course another camping opportunity for us. For this trip we were fortunate to be joined by our friend Martin and his daughter in their awesome teardrop trailer making this a "Fathers and daughters" trip.
After a scenic drive up the mountain we arrived at our campsite and quickly set up.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Just when I thought we had experienced all campgrounds within a two hour radius of our Los Angeles, I discovered Hesperia Lake Park. Located on the Southeastern edge of Hesperia, California in the Mojave Desert is a manmade lake where various town activities are held and includes fishing and camping. With everything packed and ready, we set off on a foggy morning.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
It's been a while since we have had the opportunity to camp so our most recent outings filled the void. El Prado is one of the largest VW shows of the year in Southern California and I have tried to make this an annual event. Even though I was still recovering from a cold, I managed to pack up the van for an overnight with Brooke and Catherine (sans wife!!). After circling the campground a few times our friends Pam and Andi offered a perfect spot on the grass with a great vantage point of the lake that was also close to the show the next morning.
Living in the Los Angeles area does have it's benefits and our proximity to the ocean and beachfront camping is a major plus. When the forecast called for temps in the 90's, we decided it would be a good idea to cool off at Doheny State Beach campground for the night. As with all our trips, getting the van prepared is a task by itself but it's a good thing I have a helper.