Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Travel Day to Central Coastal California

IMG_0673 - CopyWe left Napa Valley on Tuesday, relocating to the Betabel RV Park which is about 5 miles from San Juan Bautista, California.  Our travel gnome enjoyed Napa and the wine quite a bit.  We will all miss beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valley, but it is time to move on.

Someone asked how far we usually travel when relocating.  We have certain criteria when moving:

1.  Keep the distance to around 100 miles.  (We drove 104 miles from Napa to San Juan Bautista yesterday.)  We generally have a 50-mile area we explore and relocating by 100 miles gives us new territory.

2.  A two-hour trip is just enough without too much prolonged stress, especially driving through high traffic areas. 

3.  We like leaving around 10 a.m.  This gives us time in the morning without rushing.  If you rush, you make mistakes like leaving a cabinet door open or forgetting an item.  We have a checklist, but it is wise to take your time.  And why hurry anyway?  We are here to have a good time!

4.  Most RV Parks have a check-in between 12 noon and 1 p.m.  Leaving at 10 a.m. and driving two hours gets us there exactly on time.

Sometimes we cannot keep to these guidelines, but it is our goal for traveling.

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