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Below are a few photos that Karen took in California while traveling to Pio Pico Thousand Trails campground.

#1 in #2 business truck

awful traffic

California scenery

length limit sign

arrival at Pio Pico

The two RV Gypsies were unlucky enough to get noisy, TRASHY, holiday party-type campers right next to them. These photos were taken by standing alongside the two RV Gypsies' RV. (This is why Karen does not like people to call her RV a camper. Plus the RV is their only home).

noisy, TRASHY, holiday party-type campers

noisy, TRASHY, holiday party-type campers

The BBQ stand shown below was on the two RV Gypsies' site, but the trashy campers had a dirty looking jacket laying on it, and trash under the tree, the entire long weekend. This was taken from the dining room window of the two RV Gypsies' RV. What a lousy view.

A photo of the two RV Gypsies RV before the trashy campers came in.

noisy, TRASHY, holiday party-type campers

the RV of the two RV Gypsies at Pio Pico

Below: Views from the back and front of the two RV Gypsies' RV site.

fiew behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies

fiew in front nd the RV of the two RV Gypsies

A dirt track for remote cars.

A dirt track for remote cars

A dirt track for remote cars

A dirt track for remote cars

Some roads were nicely packed gravel and some roads were dirt, campsites were dirt. This is an extremely large campground, and it was packed full since it was a holiday week-end. Even though the two RV Gypsies were members of Thousand Trails, they got in a bit late because their RV had broken down and had to have some repairs. Therefore, the two RV Gypsies got put in a secondary area, which was not pleasant, and had only 30-amp and water, no sewer. And then they got trashy campers next door to them, as seen in the above photos.

There was a $4 charge for each car visiting campers, even if they come in just for a few minutes. There were 3 laundry rooms on site, which the two RV Gypsies do not need. Propane can be purchased here. There was a pool and an adult pool, but the two RV Gypsies did not check out either pool because they were in the wrong section and it would have been such a long walk and probably crowded since the campground was full. The same applies for the activity center and other amenities. Checkout time was NOON.

AT&T did not work in this campground at all, so the two RV Gypsies did not have phone service or Wi-Fi. They had to buy Wi-Fi at the price of $10 for three days. It worked well. Only 4 crappy TV Channels came in because the campground did not have cable.

Pio Pico's checking papers say that they have a variety of wildlife, especially coyotes, that could become aggressive if approached or threatened. However, the two RV Gypsies did not see any wildlife while at Pio Pico.

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