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Destination Goal 2 – Achieved!

Destination Goal 2 – Achieved!

Beaumont, CA
44° / 53° Rainy

TODAY’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 a perfect Sunday for a day trip to San Diego.  Clear blue skies and clear freeways.  Despite this area being known for its clogged freeways – we were in much luck yesterday!

Every adventure needs to have a goal or destination, else you are just aimlessly wandering.  I’m a goal-oriented person, and one thing I’ve learned through all my goal settings – failures and winners – is that it really doesn’t matter what the goal is.  A goal is simply something to work toward.  An area to focus your time, effort and energy on.  Goals give me a sense of purpose and a feeling of achievement in life.  Feelings that are very important to type-A folk like myself.  I’m also a tad bit of a control freak – so there’s that need too.

When we decided to set out on RV life, we really didn’t have a specific plan in mind, other then to just go out and see America.  Which felt a bit too vague for me.  One of the benefits of living the RV life is to chase the good weather, so as to always live where the climate is mild. That sounded real nice to me, so as we looked at the map, we noticed how the weather seemed to have a unique pattern with the shape of the country.  That’s when the idea of this year’s 2022 RV goal came to us.  We’d visit all four corners of the country.  Starting our adventure near home with Key West.  Then the San Diego / Tijuana boarder.  Followed by Washington in the summer and Maine in the fall.  I’m most looking forward to New England in October as that’s my favorite time of year.  It’s also why we deliberately got married in October.

Last Thanksgiving, we spent the holiday with Tara in The Keys.  It was a wonderful time and a great way to enjoy Tara’s company before we ditched her for the open road.

Key west Mile Marker 0The interesting fact is that Tara’s most favorite place in the world is The Keys.  She and Laurence vacation there at least twice a year.  Mostly for the fishing.  Tara is quite the fisherman and really enjoys the sport – she can outfish most men.  She has even caught the same fish twice!  So, last November we had our own personal tour guide to all things Florida Keys.  We fished off the bridges, we rode an airboat lookin for gators and we even stumbled down Duvall Street – tipsy and having a ball.

To officially mark the start of our travels, we took a snapshot at the famed Mile Marker 0 buouy at the end of Duvall Street.

Yesterday, in San Diego, we took a picture near at the border town to mark our second goal post of 2022.

Checking things off a goal list feels great!  It’s only April and half this year’s goals are already done!

We plan to be in Washington by mid-May.

More on San Diego tomorrow.  Today’s Monday and duty calls.