Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lancaster, CA

After leaving Twin Lakes, we headed south on the 395 for a tad over 300 miles to Lancaster, CA.  Our son Karl lives there with his girl friend Shanna.  We set up the camper at the RV Park at the Antelope Valley County Fairgrounds.  This is a large concrete parking lot with 62 full hookup RV spots.  Not pretty, but very functional.  After getting set up, we headed for Karl’s house where the dogs got to experience something they have not had for a while, a nice green lawn.  Boy, were they happy.  Karl prepared an excellent dinner of crusted halibut, shrimp and scallop kabobs, beef kabobs (filet mignon at that) with a great garlic bread; and berry pie with ice cream for desert.  After dinner they brought in a forklift to get me back to the truck.  Monday morning, Karl came by the camper to check it out and have breakfast with us. 


After we said goodbye to Karl, we headed for Costco and Trader Joes to stock up on Vodka and wine at California discount prices.  Then came the fun of trying to find a gas station with diesel fuel.  When I found a Shell station with diesel, only 1 of the four diesel pumps was working and it was occupied with a gas sports car with a driver that took FOREVER to leave.  Then stop and go traffic back to the camper and a hookup just after the eleven AM checkout time.  Now I remember why I don’t like coming to So. California.  Way too many people and cars.  Anyway, by 11:30 we got on the road headed for Needles, CA.  I am concerned how the old truck will handle the 100+ temperatures across the desert.

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