Monday, May 30, 2011
Chris Horner leading the tour
Brian and I riding down Old Stage road
Turbie catching balls in the water
Remo taking in some sunshine
View from our campsite
We loaded up the dogs and headed to Solvang to watch the TT stage of the Tour of California. Cute town and perfect weather for a bike race. We parked the rv about 2 blocks from downtown and meandered around with the dogs, watching the bike race. The dogs got as much attention as the bike racers. We ran into a friend from Mill Valley and he gave us a good tip on a campground. We went to Paradise road (about 10 miles from Solvang) and we had our choice of 3 campgrounds in the Santa Ynez mountains. It was a great tip. We had a great view of the mountains and a hiking trial that took us right to the river bed. The dogs were in heaven playing in the water.
We also did some fun road rides from our campground. One ride took us to Old Stage road and eventually brought us to Cold Springs Tavern. This place seemed to be popular with the locals...music, beer, and food.
There's definitely more to explore in this area, but we'll have to save that for another trip.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Turbie & Remo chased a squirrel up the tree
I found out about the Coloma RV resort through another Vizsla blogger. Last weekend, we decided to go there for a few days. We had a great time, our site was right on the American River and you could watch the rafters go by. The campground was a little relaxed with their dog leash policy. We found a couple places on the premise to let them run around and play ball. We also found a couple swim holes with gentle water for them to cool down. We took a couple walks to the historic part of town and there were wide open fields for the dogs to run. Also, a nice park close by.
In the afternoon Brian and I did a couple bike rides and the road riding was awesome.
We were warned by a couple people about rattle snakes...luckily we didn't see any!