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Old 05-01-2007, 12:54 AM   #141
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This site also had wonderful sun throughout most of day...
which allowed our Solar Panels to keep batteries at 100%.
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #142
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It was a very nice site...
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:01 AM   #143
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The Cedar Fire of October 2003 burned much of the 1000 acres of oak, pine, and cedar forests. We now enjoy seeing the new growth as the park rejuvenates...
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:04 AM   #144
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Mule Deer are frequently seen throughout the park.
I spotted this one on the Cedar Trail...
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:11 AM   #145
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(You will have to click on that last image to see it large enough to find the deer on the left side of the trail).

Early one morning, we witnessed a dramatic and loud courting ritual of the plentiful Rio Grande Turkeys. The powerful display of feathers are dragged or beat on the ground making loud courting noises to seduce the hens...
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After that exciting morning walk, we enjoyed relaxing...
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:17 AM   #147
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And listened to the birds in the surrounding trees...

While day dreaming about the next outing...
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:19 AM   #148
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Until then, we're home again...
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:34 AM   #149
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Home Again... After a Surfin' Safari!

Well, after boondocking in our nearby deserts and mountains, it was about time to take advantage of our nearby and very popular, San Elijo State Beach Park. This is no parking lot! Bushes between sites provide fair to good privacy. Widths of sites vary and privacy can be enhanced by the angle you park your rig and tow vehicle. This parking strategy is another advantage that us boondockers have (which we did here for $35/night for ocean side sites). If we wanted a RV hookup site, it would have cost $44/night and we would have been required to keep all wheels of the rig and truck on the pavement of the hookup site. And yes, it is important to read and follow the campground rules. Inland sites are $10 less.
See link for more info on this park:http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=662
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:36 AM   #150
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Our site was the second site from the stairway beach access... 137 steps down to the beach.
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:39 AM   #151
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This is the view as you go down to the beach:
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:40 AM   #152
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I didn’t waste time and got out in the surf with my boondocking … err, boogie board…
Guess I should spray it silver now!
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:43 AM   #153
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After boogie boarding, I went in the trailer to change and noticed the wonderful ocean view from the windows and door and enjoyed the sound of the continuous waves. (Spending an extra $10/night to be next to the ocean was worth it to us because the sound of the ocean waves helped soften the nearby road and train sounds.)
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:45 AM   #154
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I had a good appetite after that swim and enjoyed grilled Salmon steaks on our Platinum Smokey Joe (I have heard this larger version of the Smokey Joe has been discontinued).
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