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Beaumont, CA
46° / 64° SunnyTODAY’S RV PARK: Cherry Valley RV Park
OUR RATING: 4 Stars because it was convenient off the highway, super cell signals, full hookups, nice friendly staff, and great county park within a 5 minute drive
PRICE: $13/day with RPI membership

Yesterday was an inside sort of day.  A day to rest between a day of adventuring and tonight’s wedding Rehearsal dinner.

Some people can’t stand inside days.  I love them for the opportunity to enjoy quiet and get things caught up.  Work seems to be plugging along and I got some good work done yesterday.  Today I already “Ate My Frog” at work.  It’s all downhill from here, and I’m still on my first cup of coffee.  Tomorrow will be a bear at the desk because it’s the 1st – and that generally comes with alot of campaign budget changes.  Most of the day, I anticipate will be housekeeping/administrative work for clients.  Not hard stuff, just tedious work.  I actually enjoy that kind of work.  It takes a bit of effort, yet yields a good sense of accomplishment.  And of course a good sense of control over my environment.

The other quiet day activity I enjoyed yesterday, was my DIY spa day.  Full pedicure, manicure and wax.  After I do my facial and body scrub later this morning, I’ll be all set for the weekend’s festivities.  Today, I’ll give Steve a quick shave – just the hair neck line, iron his clothes and he’ll be set to go too.

dog-signThat just leaves our puppies.  After 3 days of rain, an inside day for them – they are itching for activity.  After lunch, we are taking them to the dog park up the street so they can run themselves out.  Noble Dog Park is one of the better dog parks we’ve been to, and its quite obvious the county is proud of it – it is very well tended too.  When we went there last week, there were some other good dogs there for them to play with, even a Great Dane!  Puddin’s favorite breed is Great Dane.  She’s always been attracted to them and can’t leave them alone.  Perhaps its their size or their natural gentle nature or how “softly” they play.  Puddin enjoys playing and running with other dogs – she just doesn’t like it too rough – even for dog standards.  Some dogs get really rough – and that’s when we leave.  Or if an “intact” male gets “rowdy” with her.  We don’t put up with that kind of behavior.  She won’t either.  It’s surprising how many dog parents don’t control their male dogs when they get “rowdy”.  It’s not cute.

So far, we’ve been enjoying Cherry Valley RV Park.   We are scheduled to leave Sunday, but we are going to request to stay until Wednesday when we head to Vegas.  The original plan was to stop over at the KOA in Barsto/Calico for a few nights.  We stayed at this KOA as we came into California and enjoyed the super fast WIFI.  We no longer see the need to stop overnight heading out of California.  Vegas is only a 4 hour drive from here, we can drive straight through and save the $300 for a nice Vegas RV park.  We anticipate an expensive lodging month in April as we head toward Oregon.  There aren’t any RPI’s or Thousand Trails along the way, so we will be paying for all nights for a few weeks.

We’ve already pre-paid for a few nights in Lake Tahoe, so everything else can be cheaper road stops.  Unless I can convince Steve to finally try a Harvest Host.  He’s still nervous about boondocking because our refrigerator requires an electrical hookup.  Now that we have a 30 amp adapter, we may be able to give it a try, as some Harvest Hosts are said to have electrical.  (Note to self: research this)

UPDATE 4/14/2022: The change in plans with Cherry Valley took three days to unfold.  Read on dear reader to see how this unfolds.

UPDATE 4/14/2022: A windstorm in Nevada closed highways, and we weren’t able to stay in Lake Tahoe.  Lost our entire prepayment.