Traveling to Southern California

While staying at Keizer Elks Lodge in Oregon we saw the solar eclipse. We were in the totality for the eclipse. It was well worth the wait to see it. Kevin & I walked around looking at the sky for a moment without our solar glasses. If I was more of a word smith I could articulate the experience better. I can say that God sure made a beautiful sky.


While traveling to Southern California for the Fall/Winter we stopped at several Elks lodges.

Our first stop was Red Bluff Elks Lodge in California. We stayed one night there. The bartender made us feel welcome in their lodge. The RV area was too close to the freeway. We had too much freeway noise at night but the pull thru was a welcome sight after a long drive. We paid $15.00 a night here.


Our next stop was Placerville Elks Lodge in California. We paid $20.00 a night for 30 amps electric & water. Our site didn’t have direct tv satellite reception. The secretary/bartender is very friendly. She did a good job of making us feel welcomed.


Next, Atascadero Elks Lodge in California. They have a separate entrance for the RV camping area. The camping information is located in a kiosk at the campground. The RV camp area has 50amps, full hook ups, dirt/gravel site, good Verizon internet with our jetpack and good direct tv satellite reception in site 2. The Elks members invited us to sit with them at dinner on Thursday night at 6. We had a good conversation with a few members that night. We paid $25.00 a night. Hearst Castle is 45 minutes away. Good Lodge!


While camping at Atascadero Elks Lodge in California

Firestone Brewery Tour in Paso Robles


Kevin and I  learned about beer. The tour consisted of 4 people and our beer educator. We paid $10.00 each for a tour, 4 beer samples, a glass tasting souvenir, and a bottle opener. The beer 805 is made at this brewery. I took notes so I know what kinds of beer to order next time we go out to eat.

Templeton Farmers Market opens on Saturday at 9:00 am. I was surprised by the amount of veggie, fruit & meat vendors. The samples are plentiful here. We bought a ambrosia cantaloupe, basil, beef steak tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, spinach, zucchini, grapes, and blackberries. This picture below is our farmers market haul.

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Happy RVing!

California Farmers Markets

California Elks Lodges

California Elks Lodge Pins

9 thoughts on “Traveling to Southern California

  1. We missed the eclipse – cloud covers and rain! We didn’t have any eclipse glasses so I guess it was for the best we missed it!
    What great farmer’s market finds you have! Makes me hungry looking at the picture!

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