Sunday, July 27, 2008

Casini Ranch

We were on the road again this weekend. (Hooray!) We headed north 100 miles or so to the Casini Ranch Family Campground in Duncans Mills, CA. This quaint, but not so little, place sits on about one mile of shoreline of the Russian River.

The weather was perfect. We used the AC just a bit during the day, and the heat pump just a bit at night. One of the best things about the trip was breaking out the bikes. We loved it! Here's P cruising around Casini Ranch on his bike. (And M was riding with one hand and clicking with the other!)

This is a campground that is exactly that: a campground. The place was covered with tents, with some awesome tent spots near the river. There were also motorhomes, fifth-wheels and travel trailers of all shapes and sizes.

With the bikes, we were able to cover a lot of ground that would otherwise go uncovered. We ventured in to the bustling metropolis of Duncans Mills, saw the sites and picked up a couple of caches. Definitely worth the ride.

Back at camp, we were in site #132, which is a nice spot with full hookups, a nice size lawn and plenty of shade. Roger and Marie, our new camping friends we met in Plymouth, were a couple of sites up. Our neighbors Richard and Karen were a lovely couple who admired our new toy and gave us great words of advice. We both agreed that Karen reminded us an awful lot of M's mom. That was fun!

Our spot was nice and quiet most of the time...until the Sunday morning rush to the two dump stations that weren't very far away. (We're so glad we didn't have to wait in that line!)

Once again, P navigated Sunday afternoon Bay Area traffic with ease. Along the way, we made a major investment in petroleum, and were thrilled to pay just $4.27 per gallon. With Bullwinkle filled up and safely tucked away, we're ready for our next trip, which is coming up soon.

This pic gives you just a hint of where we're off to next...

Stay tuned!

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