Boondocking in the desert & San Diego

After leaving Anza-Borrego we wanted to “get away from the crowds” for a few days.  We had allocated some time for “down time” before going to San Diego to see the sights.   So we went to the South Carrizo Creek camping area – a “public lands” site.  The GPS location is:  32.848520, -116.189462   and the first picture below is a Google Satellite view of the location.  We were truly and wonderfully alone in the desert!  We did see the Border Patrol come through one day, and a couple dirt bike riders came through another day, but we were essentially alone together in the desert for three wonderful days!!!  (I have marked our trailer with a red arrow in some of the pictures below.)

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San Diego

Our first stop in San Diego was a visit to the USS Midway — a retired Navy Aircraft Carrier that served from a week after the end of World War II until 1992.  Until 1955 it was the largest ship in the world and typically carried a complement of about 4800 seamen and airmen.  She played a crucial role throughout the Vietnam War and later in Desert Storm.

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Across the bay was the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Carl-Vinson (the ship from which Osama bin Laden was buried in North Arabian sea.)

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Unfortunately, Judith just couldn’t follow Navy protocols as she attempted to join at the Admiral’s conference table and ended up in the “brig” —

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We went to the Silver Strand State Park on Coronado Island —

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Kids were playing, and a nice couple from Kokomo, Indiana, took our picture:

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Of course, no visit to San Diego is complete without a visit to the San Diego Zoo —

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2 thoughts on “Boondocking in the desert & San Diego

  1. Hi guys, great history lesson. Love the pictures. Doing some traveling to georgia, boston, and the hamptons this summer. All ok here. My counts r good. I babysit a dog name charlie mon thru fri from 12 to 6. My neighbors and i do it for free. It helps my pain. Sometimes we have sleepovers lol. I have lost some teeth again from the the drugs to fight the disease. Otherwise, john and i r good and tax season over. Yeah!!!! Be well kids. Keep the blog going to all of us. Miss u. Xo

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