SoCal Beachfront RV Glamping
January 5, Thursday morning we finally got our credentials at the visitor center at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme to officially enter the RV campgrounds at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Well a lot has changed since I was stationed here and I made some assumptions about base access that made the process much more complicated. The confusing process and terrible instructions didn't help. Bottom line, we got to our campground, checked-in and set up for one night instead of two. The recent storms made some of the RV sites unusable but we found one close to the beach but far away enough from the ocean to not flood with another storm surge and high tide .The weather cooperated enough and we didn't have to work in the rain.
The afternoon was spent re-supplying the truck with diesel fuel, DEF and engine oil. We also needed to fill one of our 30 pound propane tanks for the trailer. Unfortunately these chores didn't leave us much time for enjoying the beach. We did manage to get some down time enjoying the view during the sunset. Eventually the sound of the nearby ocean waves providing a lovely "white noise" background instead of highway traffic when we went to bed that night.
Friday morning we got up early to pack up and hook up so we could leave by 8AM. We had a breakfast date with my cousin Glenda Teague and her two daughters, Nikki and Rachael at the iHop restaurant in Agoura Hills about 30 minutes away. It was so good to reconnect with my family and catch up. The brief time we spent together brought back fond memories of my cousin Jeff Teague, Glenda's husband who passed away unexpectedly some years ago. I could see and hear his influence on their lives as they shared stories about their lives now. All three of them are ambitious and creative, reflecting some of Jeff's legacy and energy in these beautiful women.
After breakfast it was back on the road navigating the journey for the two plus hours through LA traffic down to our ultimate destination in Oceanside, CA. When we arrived at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton main gate at 2 PM, we immediately went to the visitor center to get all our required paperwork in order. Fortunately the personnel in this office efficiently processed us through security and from there it was to the check-in office for the Del Mar RV Beach Campground. This will be our home for the next five glorious days (Jan 6-11)! This campground is incredible with our back-in site next to the beach. The view is worth every penny and we enjoyed a stunning sunset and beautiful weather our first day.
The Marines know how to take care of their own and we are the fortunate beneficiaries of their hospitality and facilities. Semper Fi!