i’m way way behind in blogging, but we haven’t had very good internet lately.
so, to kick things off, i’m taking us way back, three campgrounds ago…
after our time in palm desert, we spent a week in menifee, california at wilderness lakes. (we stayed there for a few days just before christmas last year). we didn’t have much on the agenda. just relaxing and regrouping and getting ready for a string of beach reservations with no hookups.
isaac is finally beginning to earn his keep. if i could make this happen every morning, all of the school drama, and minecraft drama, and bickering drama, and violent/destructive outbursts might be worth it.
we did have a few adventures. our new friends were still in the palm springs area, which is only about 1:15 from where we were. so, the big kids and i went on a hike with them at white water canyon preserve.
on our way out, i snapped this shot of some of the hundreds (thousands?) of windmills in the valley coming out of palm springs. we passed through this area 5 or so times, and there’s good reason for their location, because it’s super windy. derek was not a fan of taking the camper through here.
speaking of derek and the camper, while we were away, he was slaving away, putting in new batteries and an inverter/converter, so we can boondock a little easier. soon, we are planning solar panels, to give us a little extra juice when we need it.
since derek had the camper torn apart and it was getting chilly, we went out for dinner to give him some more time. in and out burger is always a fave out west. the stickers are hazel’s fave (well. besides ketchup).
according to my photos, there’s not much else to report from menifee. we ended up driving back out to see our friends on our last day there, so that derek could work on the battery stuff some more. but i didn’t take many pictures, since we were just hanging out and being chill. and then we were off! to sunshiny beaches!