August 13 – 16, 2013
After Sonora Bridge, our next stop was Fairfield to drop off the Airstream for some minor warranty work. Airstreams come with a two-year warranty. We had the table replaced because it had a small scratch on it when we bought it. A couple of rivets fell out, the window beading around the front windows was coming out at the corners, the fresh and grey water tanks needed to be calibrated, etc, etc. All of it was handled for free and they filled our propane.
We left the Airstream there for two days, so it was the perfect opportunity to visit Amy’s stepmom/R’s second ex-wife, Denise, and Rob, her wonderful husband, in Castro Valley. They take care of their 2 year old grandson, Robin, three days a week. We were lucky enough to be with Robin for almost two days. He is a delightful little boy and Denise and Rob are wonderful grandparents. Amelia and Denise stayed up way past bedtime chatting it up on the sofa every night. As usual they were very generous and their hospitality was much appreciated. From there, our destination was Honeymoon Flat, in the Twin Lakes area outside of Bridgeport.
This was going to be another marriage stress test, aka a back-in site. It was a long day of driving, longer than I prefer, with us arriving at 7:30pm. Backing in was not a problem, and fairly stress free, at least that was my take. If you ask Amelia I’m sure you’ll get a different story.
The campground was thick with deer. You would’ve thought we were in a National Park. More deer than chipmunks! I’d rate the campground just a notch below Sonora Bridge. It was a little more on the beaten path. And the camp hosts were absolutely no kin to Harry at Boulder Creek. Instead, a fascinating lady named Pat (she drives a Forester) and her poodlely dog Lucy. Here’s another observation, though we haven’t been in a lot of campgrounds, everyone travels with a small or medium size dog. Everyone but us! I think it’s time to join the club!