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Clairemont, CA

Ugh! I think I’ve got dirt in my eye. It’s crying, irritated and swollen. I’m still having trouble finding a decent camping ground that doesn’t cost a fortune.

One is $55 a night for a tent, another is $30 a night and neither of them come with water or electric… yes that is primitive camping. I decided to sleep on the doorstep of a church for the night. I was exhausted and decided I would figure out where to put up a tent in the morning.

I was ecstatic to wake up to 47 Degrees and NO WIND! I decided to go off in search of a plug and some coffee. No coffee, no plug to be found this morning. Most everything is closed because of it being Christmas day. So I just basked in the sun on the bus bench for a few minutes trying to decide what to do. A low and behold a homeless guy told me where I could put my tent up for a night or two. He told me there was a surprise tropical depression that had come through and that was what all the bad weather was.

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The problem with where he told me to go is that it was hilly and trying to find a flat spot to put up a tent is not easy. Everything slides downward on a hill. But I found the flattest place that I could and it will work for a couple of days, but I wouldn’t stay longer than that.

Good thing I planned on moving out today. I woke up to a helicopter hovering over the tent! Yikes, I hope I’m not about to get in trouble. I definitely think its time to pack up and scat… FAST!

I was able to get packed quickly and head off to see if I could find a plug to charge my phone and laptop since both batteries were dead. I spent most of the day looking for one and was surprised that all the fast food places did not seem to have plugs.

I finally found a Starbucks that I could plug into. I’m all caught up again and will let you know what happens tomorrow. I am hoping that my great uncles family would like to meet me before I leave, but that remains to be seen. Tomorrow I think I might make my way to the beach and see the coastline in the daytime before I travel back east.

It is time to decide how I am going back, whether I am hiking, or if I am taking a bus, train or plane. Most likely I am hiking, but think I would like to get a bus at least to Tucson. Which route I take from there is the question. My friend in Oklahoma still wants me to visit up there, but I really don’t want to go through Dallas again.

 

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