Living the RV lifestyle means you can change your neighborhood. Sometimes the neighborhood changes around you.
Last week, the Mission Bay RV Resort was a quiet place with lots of open space. There were only 70 or so RVs here. The weekend forecast called for warmer weather with highs in the 80s. On Friday, the RVs started rolling in. The security guy told me 71 RVs checked in Friday afternoon. More came in on Saturday.
By Saturday afternoon there were about 175 RVs here. The place was no longer open and quiet. There were kids playing and people joining together for happy hour and dinner. The place was rocking. Quiet time was respected though. Shortly after 9pm the place quieted down.
I grilled fresh bluefin tuna for dinner. Donna bought it that morning at the farmer’s market at Mission Bay High School. You can find a farmer’s market just about every day of the week in one of San Diego’s communities. Donna served it with wasabi cream sauce and peas with mushrooms.
On Sunday morning, people started packing up and leaving. Today I’m guessing we are back to about 70 RVs here in the park. It’s quiet and open again.
On Saturday, I drove up to Sun City with my daughter, Shauna, to visit my step-dad. He served in the Marine Corps in Korea. He’s 82 now and lives alone since my mom passed away last September. He enjoys having visitors, but seems to get tired after an hour or so. We sat and talked on his front porch. We saw sky divers parachuting nearby. There’s a sky diving school at the Perris Airport just north of Sun City.
On the way back to San Diego, we stopped at Camping World in San Marcos. Instead of repairing the ice maker in our freezer, I decided to buy a standalone ice maker. I bought a small Dometic brand ice maker for $179. It will pay for itself in a couple of months. I’ve been buying ice cubes for the cooler almost daily at three dollars a bag.
Donna continued to work on her book all weekend. Sunday was all about NFL action for me. The San Diego Chargers have always been “my team.” I watched them play an excellent game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were up 21 – 10 in the second quarter and I was a little concerned. The Chargers dominated the third quarter though and went on to win 30- 21.
Today I’ll ride my bicycle. This afternoon I would like to go to the optometrist and see if I can find new glasses. My prescription hasn’t changed much, but my glasses are four years old. They’re in good shape, but the wire frame is hard to fit into my helmet when I ride the scooter and I’m afraid they might break, which would not be good.