California Relaxin

While camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California

Walking Update: Kevin and I have been walking 2-3 miles most days. This campground is almost 1 mile around the perimeter. One of the main things we look for in a campground is a walking area.

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Kevin and I were walking around the park one night on labor day weekend and we noticed a Rock n Roll band playing at the pool area. We stayed for a few songs. The usual preschoolers danced around in front of the band. The music was good. The night was pleasant. It was a good treat for us.

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Kevin joined the Elks at the end of April this year in Texas. I have spouse privileges. That means I have all the benefits but I can’t vote and attend a meeting. It’s a good deal for us. We have been having a nice time visiting different Elks lodges for RVing, Elks pins, meals, fundraisers, good conversation and some good camaraderie with other Elks.

Its been so hot in Southern California we haven’t been able to do much outside so Kevin and I headed over to the Lake Elsinore Elks Lodge #2591 for lunch. The lodge was burned down a few years ago. The new lodge is nice.

We were given a tour of the new lodge by a fellow Elks member. The new lodge has a good size dance floor, nice lounge, kitchen, rv hook ups and great club sandwiches. The rv hook ups are next to the lodge. They’re located on a black top with electric/water hook ups. There was plenty of room to camp the day we visited the lodge for lunch.

Our daughter came over after school for dinner, a game & a 2-mile walk. We had a salad & two slices of cantaloupe then walked around the park. Our daughter Katie and I joined weight watchers together so we will have many of these walks & weight watcher meals together.  We had an unexpected visitor on our walk. We saw a snake.


It looks like a Western Diamond Back. I could be wrong. If you know what kind of snake this is then leave a comment below. We had a nice visit even with the snake interrupting our family walk.

The Hemet Elks Lodge has a lunch a few times a week. The lodge is new looking. They have an outside area with places to sit under the shade. There is no RV parking at this lodge.

They gave us two Elks Lodge pins & a donut for free. The lodge members were getting ready for the weekly evening bingo night.  A few of the members took the time to chat with us. We had some good conversations with the members here.

Happy RVing!

California Elks Lodges

California Elks Lodge Pins


Tucson Arizona Adventures

Kevin and I moved over to Voyager RV Park in Tucson, Arizona to pick up our mail, fill up our water, dump the tanks & take advantage of their pool area. If you have never been to Voyager RV Park it has 3 pools & 2 spas. There are many activities going on.

Good childhood memory rant- One activity is a lapidary shop. There are several machines in the shop here. When I was a kid my dad & mom drove me and my brother Jim to the Southern California desert to rock hunt in their old jeep. My mother made us both a rock bag from left over fabric she had. Our job was to fill the bags with rocks. When we got home my dad would try to shine them in a rock tumbler. It was one of my favorite childhood memories. I don’t know if I will ever get into lapidary but the shop is nice here.

The campsites are a bit tight but were making it work. This is Kevin in the photo relaxing this morning.

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We went out to lunch today. This is a big event for us since were on a retirement budget. I saw the Kon Tiki on my Roadside Attractions app.  I found the web site tough to navigate so this is the food menu. I don’t know anything about Hawaiian food so Kevin had to order. We split two appetizers Monkey on a Stick (marinated meat on a stick) Birds on a Stick (marinated chicken on a stick). Then, we ordered the Kon Tiki Club with Fries. The club sandwich with fries was excellent. I also liked the little sugary chips under the appetizers.

After, all the food we ate we needed some exercise so on the way home we found a traditional geocache. A family placed it here in honor of their first house. Finally, we found it under a bush. Team rvexpress strikes again!  It was a good hunt. (rvexpress is our team geocacher name) 

Happy RVing!

Our World Tuesday Link Up



Yellow Basket in Menifee, California

Yellow Basket
29966-1 Haun Rd.
Menifee, CA 92586


When Kevin is working we look for lunch places that serve good food quickly. This Yellow Basket in Menifee has that. The menu is varied salads, burgers, Mexican food, breakfast & more. There is something for everyone. It’s a family friendly restaurant.

Yellow basket is half fast food/sit down restaurant. The place is clean. The atmosphere is nice. The staff is usually friendly & quick to serve. Parking is plentiful for cars. Yellow basket is located just off the 215 fwy at Newport rd


Happy Travels!