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Good places in San Diego
#11
Sounds like we short changed ourselves last fall by not looking around SD more. Would like to make some notes for a future visit. Anything you'd like to share is appreciated.
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#12
We stayed on Shelter Island a few nights, along with a dozen or so RVs and vans. https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Di...fdfd15df79

We found the free RV dump here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Di...fdfd15df79

Where can you fill a water tank? I had a difficult time finding a free water hose. I was quoted $25 for an RV dump and water fill at an RV park.

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(04-12-2016, 04:41 PM)TMG51 Wrote: Dang, it really has been two months today since I arrived in SD! Never expected to stay half this long but I've found the area very accommodating. If anyone is interested I can enumerate some of the choice parking I've found in my stay.

SIGH!

I'm tired!

I edited this because I realized TMG51 meant San Diego and not South Dakota where I am. Please excuse this post.

VanGrrl57
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#14
I've hung out in San Diego off & on 4 along time in the winter months. This year I haven't been there anywhere near as much because the weather has been really crappy by the ocean (tho I was there this past week on tooz thru thurz b4 the storm hit fri & will prally b there nex week sumtyme). When there I hang almost entirely at PB or OB but also some at Mission Beach too and kayak a lot on mission Bay.

In fact any of you vandwellers on this site that have hung out at the beaches during winter months especially in OB probably would recognize me as practically everyone thats been a regular 'beech peep' there over the years knows me as one of the winter beech peep old school 'natives'. haha

The beech parks there have no parking from I think 2am till 4 or 5 am so if you're vandwellin you basically can hang there 22 hours out of every 24. (Belmont Park lot in Mission Beach is closed 3am to 4 am so you've got 23 hours of free time there.) I used to skee daddle from the lots around midnite or so and show back no later than 9ish. On the weekends you'll want to get back there even earlier because everyone takes their dog to dog beach and the place is packed by 10 or 10:30 am saturday- can be a tuff place to park.

Another little secret not to many know about: the Ocean Beach fishing pier lot which is the lot on the ocean right on Newport in front of South Beach Bar & Grill; its kool to park there 24 hours IF you're on the pier fishin AHHND you don't need a license to fish from that pier.  

Now when I'm in OB and am hangin; I'm usually sippin gin out of my 'coffee mug' and then I hit the bars real good so by 1 am or so I might have a pretty good glow goin - wit me? n I'm nah goin 2 d & d -wit me?  not even a few blox for a hiding spot.

I go back to the truck and haul out my designated fishin pail; chair & my back pack (With sleepin bag) & a fishin pole & up the stairs the kid goes & out on the pier to do my very early morning fishin.......... I klamp the pole to the rail - klimb in my mummybag if chilly and 'fish' till
Whenever I decide the fish aint biting and as long as its after 4 am go back to the truck and move back over to the main lot and get a real nod to await another beautiful day stranded on the beach in OB........

ain't sayin baybee, I'm jez sayin...................INTJohn
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http://sdfish.com/san-diego-fishing-pier...each-pier/

Here's the link...............INTjohn
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(02-20-2017, 01:10 AM)INTJohn Wrote: In fact any of you vandwellers on this site that have hung out at the beaches during winter months especially in OB probably would recognize me

I've spent time hanging around those areas in San Diego in the winter, especially PB. Have a picture of your van to share?
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Kool.......
For years I had my navy blue 96 Burb which still have but its not worth putting any more $$ into it so I leave it at a friends back in Michigan. I have '15 ford white f-250 pik up now but when at the beach I'll still be sitting on top of it or wandering around enjoying the view & Life!

Basically this only now a white ford 250 pik up:


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(02-20-2017, 02:24 AM)TMG51 Wrote: I've spent time hanging around those areas in San Diego in the winter, especially PB. Have a picture of your van to share?

When I'm hangn at PB I got me a spot thatz  preemo; and you know there's not any room at all to park right on the beach. So my parkin spot is about a mile n ahalf inland off PB Dr. Then I walk to the beach n spend all day there; 
have a breakfast burrito at Shore Club; meander down the Ocean Front Walkway the 3miles south to the Mission Beach jetty n back. Getta lil excersize; enjoy the sun & waves; bikinins & surfer dudes; usually have a chat someplace along the way with Slomo (him n me r both good friends & both named John ); meander my way back; take a nap; chill bro........  

Then at some point it hits gin o'clock and I drink my way back to the bed on wheelz. If its the weekend I hit the Clubs : Shore Club, Backyard Kitchen, Tavern, etc....... I love chillin & partyin with the college & University crowd & have great conversations about philosophy, Life, their visions & goals, etc; you know "The World" according to who ever girls & guyz Im jawin with........

I usually get: "Ur the koolest old dude we've ever met - what do we gotta do to be like you when we're your age?" 
My general  response: "Your working on your degrees livin & patyin at PB!! just keep doing it & don't ever stop - you're already 35 years ahead of me...........

Az I C it, bro.................INTJohn
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Link to Slomo - good friend & is what PB & OB is all about:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn87-mcnoVc

its 16 minutes long so pour a drink........

INTJohn
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(02-20-2017, 01:22 PM)INTJohn Wrote: When I'm hangn at PB I got me a spot thatz  preemo; and you know there's not any room at all to park right on the beach.

Huh?? You can park at surfer's beach in PB. Right on the water. I have a post on the forums here that detail that location among others in San Diego. Of course there are a couple hours it's illegal to park there (2-4 AM I think) but you know the deal there.
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