The motorhome is now parked at Thousand Trails Rancho Oso (Bear Ranch in Spanish) RV Resort. In reality the park has a Santa Barbara, California mail address, but is physically located about 25 miles north of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest.
Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.
I’m now in what I’m calling my “pacing mode”. Last October I had cataract surgery at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California. My surgeon wants me back in mid-April for a six-month post-operative eye examination. Palo Alto is only about 275 miles from my current location. So, in the meantime, I’ll “pace” my forward direction travels hoping stay in 65-75 degree temperatures all the while.
A few days ago I drove the Bronco the about eight miles to drive on the Stagecoach Road at San Marcos Pass about 18 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. From 1861 to 1901, this is how you crossed San Marcos Pass over the Santa Ynez Mountains to enter Santa Barbara from the north…
A stagecoach crosses the original San Marcos Pass route over the Santa Ynez Mountains. The Pacific Ocean defines the horizon in the background. © Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
How it looks today. If I listened really close…I could almost hear the sounds of the stagecoach as it rolled on by…
As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…
You can read all about the Stagecoach Road by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ASan_Marcos_Pass
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Yesterday was sunny and 80 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.
The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
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