It’s been raining now since yesterday. We’re from Washington state so this is no big deal to us. Besides that, California needs some rain so, unless it causes mudslides, it is a good thing. According to the weather page online the rain should end sometime before tomorrow morning. I have plenty to do inside the home on wheels to keep me busy.
Did you all hear the news? Congratulations are in order for Carol K. She and Dave are going to be first time grandparents in April. They’re pretty excited about the big news which is understandable.
Yesterday Me and My Dog left a comment asking what kind of camera I was using. It sure isn’t the best camera out there, but it is good enough for me at the moment. I use the Fujifilm Finepix S1500 Digital Camera. When I bought it I wanted a simple point and shoot camera without the need to change lenses. That stuff intimidates me. Having seen the pics on the blogs of Al of the Bayfield Bunch and Judy from Travels With Emma maybe a camera with individual lenses might be doable for me. Their photographs are AWESOME. Too late now, I have this camera and I cannot spend money to replace it. My Fujifilm camera has a 12x built-in zoom and is 10.0 mega pixels. Again, it’s not the best but it is good enough.
Everyone knows you can see some interesting things out there in the RV and campground world. If nothing exciting or interesting is going on, just wait and in a day or two something will show up. Nothing real exciting around here, but some things that make me ponder a bit and ask “Why?”
For instance, the motorhome directly across the street from us pulled in a few days after we had arrived. First thing the guy did was put out 3 of those large patio carpet mats on his passenger side. No big deal there, lots of people have and use those. Then about a week later he got another carpet mat that looked more like beige indoor-outdoor stuff and he placed that in front of his MH toward where he parks the car. Then a couple of days ago we noticed he had cut runner pieces of that type of carpet to run along the driver side of his RV. The whole length of it. I took a couple of pics to show you.
This 5er is here every fall for about 3 months, and we’ve seen it many times before. They are not fulltime RVer’s but they bring all of these potted plants with them every time. They leave their 5er at the storage facility here in Pismo Beach so I guess they transport these with them from home.
OK, here’s another thing we see a lot of around here. The pirate flag. Many of the toy-hauler RV’s have these flying high, but a lot of the other RV’s seem to favor them. This week there aren’t too many in evidence, but on some trips here, we have seen a lot of them….maybe 20 or 25.
The Pismo Coast Village has a lot of groups that come in for rallies. They stay for 2 or 3 days and then most of them move on or go back home. With 400 sites available, there is plenty of room for everyone. It is always fun to see how the various groups will decorate their rigs. Some get pretty elaborate and some add just a touch here and there. Last week the Rainbows were here and they had some of the best yard and rig decorations we’ve seen.
We did see something here last week that we hadn’t seen anywhere else yet. It was a large 5th wheel with a full-body slide. We’ve seen this trend on motorhomes for the past couple of years, but most of the 5er’s have several smaller slides. Interesting and it must really feel roomy inside this baby!
That’s the end of the Bits and Pieces for today. Slow blogging day as you can see. Maybe things have been more interesting where you are today. I’ll be checking out your blogs to find out what’s going on in your world. In the meantime, I’ll be on the look out for more stuff around here to show you. You never know since each day a new crop of campers come rolling in.
Until next time…..so long for now!