A Cozy Cabin

I was looking for something unusual, the topic of today’s photo challenge when  I saw this cozy cabin. It isn’t unusual, but I really love it and wanted to put it on my blog.

I did think this beautiful tree was unusual. It had fallen at some time and yet it continued to reach for the sun and sky.

RVing in Hemet California

Diamond Valley Lake is one of the places we visited while spending the holiday weekend in Hemet, California, at Golden Village Palms RV Resort. Our last visit to the lake was in 2013 and this time, we could definitely see the affects of the drought. Below is the boat ramp which was in active use when we were last there. The launch ramp is unusable now because it no longer reaches the waterline.
After our visit to the lake, we stopped to look at the nearby Western Science Center.

When I hopped out of the truck to take a few photos, I spotted the sign below.
I tend to forget that we share the landscape with these California natives. So far, I’ve never met up with one, but you can bet that after seeing the sign I watched where I was stepping.
On our way back to the RV park we spotted this old adobe ruin in Tucalota Springs.
We had a wonderful weekend of relaxing and seeing a few of the sights around Hemet. The days were pleasantly warm, and the nights quite cool, which made for great sleeping. It all made for a great RVing adventure in Hemet, California.

Chula Vista Vacation

Monday Rose 1We returned home this afternoon from the Chula Vista RV Park, where we spent four  days in our 5th wheel trailer. I took dozens of photos and thought I’d share a few with you. On one of my early morning walks, I spotted this beautiful rose peeking out at me through a white picket fence. It was so bright and full of life.

Two-ducksHere is a friendly couple that I met on another one of my walks around the RV park and marina.enhances-orchid
One of many beautiful orchids in the Botanical Building in nearby Balboa Park, SanDiego.


SFO-ferryThis was quite a surprise. A San Francisco ferry in for repairs at the local boat yard. I couldn’t help but wonder how it had arrived there.

Annika-homeLastly, here is Annika looking at me as if to ask why we had to end our fun trip. She loves our camping trips, and gets excited as soon as she sees the trailer out front of our house. Sorry little girl, it was time to return home, but we can always look forward to our next adventure.






Camping With Our Pets

This has been a very busy day. Along with getting Plumbirdcorner.com up and running, we are leaving early tomorrow on a camping trip. Our 5th wheel trailer is out front and ready to go. I know that living in a 5th wheel for ten days is really not camping, as my mom keeps reminding us. The whole family is going. That means my husband and I, our little dog Annika and, yes, our three birds (Cossette, Moe and Echo). Our birds are great little travelers and have been going along with us for many years. Fortunately, they are small birds and do not take up a lot of space. They even travelled with us when we owned a tent trailer.

Yesterday I took the birds to Omar’s Birds in Lake Forest for a grooming and wing trim, just in case they decide to head out of the trailer door during cage cleaning. This has never happened on a trip, but my motto is better safe than sorry.

photo (9)Cossette

Annika wearing her blue scarf.

You can see that Annika is also freshly groomed and ready to travel. Her little pink bag is packed. From the moment the trailer pulls up out front, she will not let us out of her sight for fear of being left behind. She too is a great little traveler. Annika is a little rescue dog that we adopted from Bichon Fur Kids. We were very lucky to find a dog that is as happy to go camping as we are.

As I write this, I am finishing last minute peparations for our trip … gathering our food, clothing, my knitting, and watercolors. Must not forget my camera since our trip up the coast will certainly provide us with lots of great photo oppotunities.
Better get back to work. Next stop Santa Maria, California.