The Best and Worst of California – Plus Photos!
I promised that I would start to recount the interesting details of our “let’s live in an RV for 3 months while we move back east” juggernaut.
I probably should just keep posting about marketing, social media, cultivating your audience, and online best practices in order to create more local moonlighting opportunities, but hell. There’s waaaay too many other people doing that – and it’s my birthday, so today we’ll skip it.
Without further adieu, here are the worst things that happened in California:
- When leaving Redding (on about day 2) the door to the RV flew open while we were driving. SCARY.
- The people at the Napa park got mad at me and threatened to kick us out for continuing to ask if they wanted me to make them a video for trade. I made one anyway.
- I lost my original pair of poop gloves. They were my favorite.
- The large, heavy and old TV fell on me while pulling into a gas station. Would have fallen on Laura too if she wasn’t in back seat. Kappy took some of the brunt as well. She had been warning me the whole time that it wasn’t stable.
- Shopping at a store called El Super. It was El Confusing.
- Having security called on me at Chula Vista RV Resort. I wanted to chat with decision maker about a trade. They refused. So I hung around in hopes they would eventually cave and allow a chat. They didn’t.
- Jack-knifed the RV into the car trailer while attempting to park. Ripped open the bumber/rotten wood. Lots of caulk.
It wasn’t all bad though:
- Asst Manager at Home Depot in Napa opened 8 different new grills to find me one single part I needed for mine. When he found it, he gave it to me free. Whoa!
- The Napa folks changed their tune after seeing the video. They wanted it and refunded our card. Plus apologized for being grumpsters.
- Scored a case of expensive wine+cash in Pismo on a work trade.
- Had In-N-Out Burger for the first time ever.
- Sold the car trailer on craigslist in San Diego for $100 more than I bought it for in Oregon.
- The TV that fell on me…. still worked when I put it back.
- Got an email from the marketing firm of an RV resort that shot me down. Said, “too bad we didn’t know you were coming – KOA got a great deal”.
- Oh yeah it was January/February. You were all cold. We were not.