Where is my rv site?

Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
Trip End Aug 13, 2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back in March I had reserved our RV site with full hookups at Pismo Beach. At least, that is what I thought I did. I remember looking at it on google maps. I liked the idea that we could walk right into town and hang out. After pulling into the wrong campgrounds twice we finally figured out that there are at least 2 Pismo state beach campgrounds. Unfortunately for us, our Pismo state beach campground is over 2-1/2 miles outside of Pismo! It's in Oceano and the town, from what I can see, is pretty dismal. You can drive right onto the beach here which is pretty cool if you're into that. Mostly we were just trying to avoid getting run down while beach combing. For a second I was thinking about ripping the truck out onto the beach but Vonnie and Violet weren't into it. I might do that later, possibly, just to say I did and for the photo op. Ha...

I will not recommend this campground. I think that Oceano might be a great place for renting dune buggies or quads but for rving it sucks. It costs us over $50 a night and no sewer hookups, no cable and no wi-fi. These guys even charge to use the shower! $1 for 10 minutes. It's pretty cold and windy here too. If I were to come back to Pismo area I would stay at an RV resort with a pool and stuff. This campground has, pretty much, nothing and way overpriced.

We ended driving into Pismo yesterday and hanging out all day. The beach area of town is very cool with tons of restaurants and bars and shops. The scene seems pretty laxed. Lots of people ripping around on these 3 and 4 wheeled pedal powered cruisers. They looked pretty cool and I almost rented one. We ate at a place on the beach (Pier side Seafood, I think it was called.) and they even let Chula in to hang out with us. Food was OK and priced accordingly, cold beer was excellent!

It warmed up a bit after lunch so we went out on the beach to some volleyball courts that were set up there. Like 8 or 10 of them! Violet was stoked. We set up camp there and hung out the rest of the day. The temp was in the mid 60's, probably, and a little breezy. The beach has a really fine, soft sand. Violet wore us out on the court so we pawned her off on another family to play with them for a while. Kid is volleyball obsessed! She gave us a serious workout. Vonnie's neck is kinked this morning and I'm pretty sore all the way through.

We will be breaking camp and heading down the PCH today. We are due at Disneyland tomorrow so the plan is to overnight somewhere close to Anaheim and pull into the Disneyland parking lot early tomorrow morning. From what we understand, Disneyland has RV parking now. 
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Mike Matthews on

Call me when you get settled in Disney. I will come out and meet you for a beer.

Shane McDonald on

Dude - got a note from my Dad that you are on a whirlwind tour and that you planned to look us up while coming through Colorado.

What are your plans? When do you think you will be near Denver?

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