Travel Blogs from Colton
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As we drove through that long, ugly, boring desert between home and the Nevada/California state line we passed a huge traffic jam going the other way and sort of "smugly" thought "gee, those folks are hating life right now" and thanking our lucky stars that we weren't involved.
About 10 miles before the state line we started getting rain, sometimes really heavy and all of a sudden the freeway started looking like a bumper ...
... took a tour and then returned to the outside and looking at the cars. Dave McClelland was there announcing (you have to be an old drag racer to know who he is). Not sure why, with all these people, they didn't have the Food trucks there but for some reason they are there on Thursday evenings.
Of course CA is in a drought and we heard on the TV this morning that they are asking residents of one area to cut the use of water....don't wash vehicles, wash down driveways (??) ...
... you'd expect after watching The OC. The beach had limited parking and we ended up parking at a shopping centre and walking across the Main Street to the beach. It's all cliffs and limited sand, but was still nice enough to sun on, provided it wasn't cold and windy like the day we were there. I tested the water temperature and it was freezing. The kids ran around exploring the rocks and I also enjoyed clambering on them, climbing and standing up on the high ones. I ...
... to just drop him off. So we head up towards the field he will play on. No one is there yet so we throw the ball around while we wait. Once his coach arrives I retreat to the car and head back. I had learnt my lesson from the night before and I rug up this time. But I'm still cold. The game takes about 2 hours to complete. It ends up being won by Matthews team. He played pretty well, and it was somewhat entertaining. We head back and once again I stay up with the ...
... m still picking it out of my hair! Needless to say he got one quick shot and that was it!
We battled the wind for about ten miles or so as we headed west, passing the outlet malls we visited last week and eventually turning off at Beaumont and heading south to complete the loop back to Hemet.
My pc has crashed and burned so I have no way to upload pictures. I will add them when I get home. Hard to believe we'll be ready to head home in about two weeks! Miss you ...
Other places to stay in Colton
2830 South Iowa Avenue, Colton | 2 star hotelfrom $98
250 North 9th Street, Colton | 2 star hotelfrom $86
1311 R.V Center Dr., Colton | 2 star hotelfrom $61
450 North Sperry Drive, Colton | 2 star hotelfrom $81