Greetings from Porterville, California in the San Joaquin Valley. We're currently located on Lake Success at an Army Corp of Engineers campground called Tule Recreation Area.
The past month found us doing what we do, especially this time of year, chasing agreeable weather. We encountered a small amount of rain along our way and the temperatures have been generally moderate. We've not experienced any of the extremes of last year, temp wise, unless you count the 80 degree temps we experienced in San Diego and Pasadena.
We stayed in 10 different places during February, only 4 of them new to us. This is our third winter season to be in SoCal. We'd considered meeting a friend we met in Vermont in Mexico this year, but COVID and, since our passports were due to expire on the 6th of February and we had to send them in for renewal, Mexico will have to wait until, hopefully, next year.
Friends from Birmingham, Tom and John, vacationing in Arizona paid us a visit to what has become one of our favorite spots to camp Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We took a hike through the desert on the Lost Cabin Trail to an old silver mine and back.
Our intention is to keep drifting slowly north in March moving into Oregon before April. There are a few National Parks in California we'd like to visit, but a visit will be weather dependent.
Steven and Melanie