Winter in San Diego 2019

We had always wanted to visit San Diego, and were looking for a break from the dreary mid-Atlantic winters. San Diego is a big city to explore by ebike, but we did it! Find out how to live on beautiful Coronado Island and ‘ebike commute’ to and from San Diego during the day by ferry for free! From ‘Friendship Park,’ the nearly militarized border zone at our southern border with Mexico, to the push streets of La Jolla, we biked it all.

  • Stir Crazy (1/10/2019) - Once Eric ran out of windows to glaze and ceiling paint, it was time to go. We did our best… ...
  • Saguaro Unfiltered (1/11/2019) - No Sutro or Ludwig or Crema today. Just pure, unfiltered Sonoran Desert. Temperatures are crisp here and while we're not… ...
  • Hellwig, Hell Yeah! (1/11/2019) - A motorhome is a box that you live in, stuffed full of appliances and bolted onto a truck chassis.  In… ...
  • Peak Picacho: Gotta Hike Em All (1/12/2019) - When Carl's delivered same day Betty service and the FamCamp at Davis Monthan was full, Eric went full on google,… ...
  • 3:10 to Yuma (1/13/2019) - In the 2007 remake, Russell Crowe is a badass captured outlaw and Christian Bale is a small time rancher who… ...
  • No Particular Place To Go (1/14/2019) - Yuma Proving Grounds is remote by DC standards, but here in Arizona, 30 miles is down the street, With the… ...
  • Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? (1/15/2019) - We left the world of boondockers and desert dwellers behind today to re-enter Starbucks chain-gang territory in San Diego, California.… ...
  • Mission Accomplished (1/16/2019) - It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya? When it pours, man, it pours. Winter rain has… ...
  • San Diego Hill Street Blues (1/18/2019) - San Diego, geographically, is three Philadelphias with about the same population. Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of… ...
  • Old Town Shuffle (1/19/2019) - Now that we had a two wheeled perspective on getting around in San Diego, it was time for the two… ...
  • Biking Balboa (1/20/2019) - Jeff stopped by this morning and dropped off the dimmer switches for Eric's hot- halogen-under-counter-spots to low-power-bright-LED lighting renovation along… ...
  • Howl Now, Brown Cowles (1/21/2019) - With seven days left at Admiral Baker and the likelihood that we will not soon return to the Mission Gorge… ...
  • Voy a La Jolla (1/22/2019) - La Jolla is 90 minutes and 20 miles as the Como flies so it was surprising when Eric said, "Let's… ...
  • West Coast Chillin’ (1/23/2019) - Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that we are not on vacation - just full-time livin' in an RV. Fourteen… ...
  • Viva Fortuna! (1/24/2019) - We've finally adjusted to west coast time, coffee at 6:30, dayplanning til 7:30, rewiring the electrical circuits by 8:30. Betty… ...
  • Kwaay Paay it Forward (1/25/2019) - After 10 days of biking, hiking and touring San Diego our bodies feel the use. It's not really aches and… ...
  • My Way or the Highway? (1/26/2019) - The I-8 cuts San Diego in half with its 12 lanes of high-speed traffic.  Each day we search for roads (other… ...
  • Balboa Park Culture Club (1/27/2019) - In the words of Culture Club's Boy George, "Do you really want to hurt me? Do you you really want… ...
  • Checking Out (1/29/2019) - All good things must come to an end. In the two weeks as residents of Mission Valley's Admiral Baker RV… ...
  • Movin’ On Up (1/30/2019) - Booking our own episode on Beachfront Living, we skipped the bargain hunt and reserved 14 nights at Silver Strand State… ...
  • Good, Good, Good Vibrations (1/31/2019) - One of the most popular RV parks in the DoD system, Fiddler's Cove is in the middle of Coronado Island,… ...
  • Midway Ferry Tales (2/2/2019) - Once upon a time we were commuters. Up at 6, out the door at 7, in the office by 8.… ...
  • Coronado Del Sol (2/4/2019) - Yesterday was moving day. From waterfront to back row. Bummed to be losing the coveted, unobstructed view, we moved from… ...
  • Let’s go fly a (stunt) kite (2/5/2019) - A common misconception is that living in an RV sounds like a great vacation but would be too small and… ...
  • Imperial Beach Bummer (2/6/2019) - San Diego is America’s southern most city on the west coast bordering Tijuana, Mexico.  The Tijuana River flows 100 miles… ...
  • Cabrillo de San Viewego (2/7/2019) - With two days left in our 25 day exploration of San Diego it seemed appropriate to visit Cabrillo National Monument… ...
  • Borderline Friendship (2/8/2019) - On the last full day in San Diego Eric mapped a route to visit Border Field State Park, the most… ...
  • SEAL Base to Seal Beach (2/9/2019) - Is it better to be lucky or smart? Six months ago we were unable to lock down a reservation at… ...
  • Sealed with a Miss (2/10/2019) - The fabulous part about Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is that it is 15 miles from Disneyland, 20 miles from… ...
  • There’s No Place Like Cove (2/12/2019) - We've confirmed that really big cities are not our thing. We're Tucson and San Diego people, not Phoenix and LA… ...
  • Gimme a Breaker (2/13/2019) - El Nino is wreaking havoc on San Diego's winter weather bringing more rain than seen in a decade. Starting tomorrow… ...
  • Maritime Musings (2/14/2019) - It was the calm before the storm - the last half day of dry before departure from 30 days in… ...
  • Gimme Shelter (2/16/2019) - The atmospheric river rushed into San Diego on Wednesday night, pummeling us with rain and wind for 36 hours straight.… ...
  • We Can See Coronado Now (2/17/2019) - We could see clearly now the rain was gone, we could see all possibilities in our way. Gone were the… ...
  • The Errands of our Sunset Cliff ways (2/20/2019) - Having exhausted most of the bikeable destinations in and around Coronado, a drop the cell phone and crack the screen… ...
  • All Roads Lead to GO (2/22/2019) - It's appropriate that the last full day in San Diego was spent with Betty, watching a cold, windy rain with… ...
  • Blue Angel Backyard (2/23/2019) - As the morning DJs on 100.7 KFMB in San Diego forecasted 8 days of sunshine after one of the worst… ...
  • Red Hot and Blue (2/24/2019) - Another great night's sleep on natural latex and we were up early with the Blue Angels' Saturday morning practice session.… ...
  • Betty Needs a New Pair of Shoes (2/25/2019) - Pro rider climbing 4000 feet on I-8 through the lower Rockies in his yellow safety vest. Crazy, but I-8 is… ...
  • Dry, Oh My! (2/27/2019) - Davis Monthan Air Force Base Fam Camp is a highly desired winter home. With three and five month extended stay… ...
  • Sway to Go! (2/28/2019) - You might think sleeping on the side of the road in an industrial park while plugged into an extension cord… ...
  • The Show (3/2/2019) - When we arrived in DM the folks around us asked us if we were here for The Show. We had… ...
  • How the West Was Won (3/4/2019) - Nearly 60 days of winter in the west are coming to an end. The F-35s and F-22s are making their… ...