Thursday, June 26, 2014

Point Mugu

Five years ago, in January of 2009, we left the Air Force and headed off in our new home, the Surveyor.  We made a big loop across the Southwest: from Colorado Springs, down through New Mexico and Arizona, then from the bottom of California up to Chico, finally landing back down in Tollhouse, smack between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. 
There were many special stops on that trip, but one that really stuck with Mark was our stay at Point Mugu.  We stayed on the naval air station there, and the RV camp was right on the beach.  We had a primo spot, and an unobstructed view of the sun rising over Mugu Rock.  So it was only appropriate that we spent Father's Day this year revisiting Point Mugu NAS.   
This is not it.  But it is a handsome pose, yes?  This was our first night on the road.  We stayed at a waypoint at Pyramid Lake RV Resort.  Don't be fooled by the name.  Not a resort.  But it did have a pool, so after a long day getting the trailer out on the road, the troops were happy. 
THIS is it.  See?  Gorgeous. 
 What's this, you ask?  That little black dot just beyond the break is a dolphin.  It is my best picture, but the real-life experience was much better.  In fact, after a week on the road, all three kids (did I mention Scotty was along?) noted the dolphins in their top three highlights.  The kids spotted them splashing in the surf and riding the waves.  There is some thing so magical about seeing animals playing and relaxing in their natural setting.
 Ahem...Case in point.
 Everyone made their own custom loungers.
 And another highlight...the kite flying!  It was kind of an obsession on this trip.
Scotty shows his battle scar--he got a little string burn by his eye.
After three days, we bid a sad farewell to Point Mugu, and headed north.  That will be another post.
For now, I'll just note: "Mugu, you've done it again."
I've been waiting all week to say that!  ;-)

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