Previous Outings

October 2021 Campout

"Casa de Fruta has always been an eventful place to visit and play during the month of October. The leaves on the trees are full bloom and showing off their wonderful fall colors and "mother nature" was doing her part at the being warm in the day and a bit cool & breezy during the night.

On Thursday early evening we had a short members meeting discussing various items and bringing members updated on future campouts. Shortly, after several members went out for dinner and some ate in their rigs.

On Friday, due to many activities surround the park it was basically a free day for all.

Saturday morning, we had a hearty continental breakfast which included a variety of Danishes, boiled eggs, Babybel cheese, and orange juice. After breakfast some members went to the Renaissance Faire, others walked over to the Casa de Fruta produce area for wine and/or ice cream.

Later on, Saturday evening we had our delicious potluck dinner. After dinner...the weather was so nice we all sat around talking.

This weekend was perfect for relaxation."

Hazel & Gil, October Camp Host

March 2022 Campout

Great friends, great fun and great food at Paso Robles RV Park in March. Eager to start a new camp season, all members made the outing at Paso. The park staff were well organized, and the grounds were nicely kept. Why did we wait so long to visit? The Club made reservations for next year too.

Roger and Brenda had a new rig open house serving up wine, cheese and crackers. In addition, members brought tasty treats to enjoy as they caught up with one another at the open house. Club members were active visiting local wineries, restaurants, antique stores and shops during our four night stay.

On Saturday morning, Boyd and Jill hosted a “cowboy” breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and orange juice. Everyone brought their hearty appetite!

Later in the day people played cornhole, pool, cards and socialized at the park’s club house. The Champion cornhole hustlers this month were Diane and Jill. They showed remarkable skill, which can best be described as a “whole lot of luck”. At potluck dinner the hearty appetites returned, as there were only small amounts of food leftover. The evening was topped off with bingo. Phew, what a long day!

Boyd and Jill

May 2022 Campout

Nine rigs arrived in camp ... between the wind and a hole in our Kayak we didn't get to go out on the water. But Lodi Lake is a beautiful place to walk around. Many of us did just that. (Editor's note: Also, members enjoyed AW Root Beer (first original restaurant in Lodi), and wine tasting at Oak Ridge (oldest winery in Lodi).

We were able to play games, David was the big winner a LRC winning both games. That was a first. Hazel and Roger won my "Guess what is in the jar" game. I thank all who played. We also had a wild game of Mexican Train.

I tried a new egg dish for Breakfast one tray was wonderful. Second tray I forgot the flour and it was a little rubbery. Cooks need to concentrate.

Our Potluck was delicious and as usual we had way too much food. Thank you, Marilyn, for sending a dish but we still missed you two ...since we are away next month we look forward to Jackson in July.

Diane & David

June 2022 Campout

It was a very small group but great times! Members and guests arrived on Saturday and spent the day setting up, visiting and decompressing. There was plenty of activity in the air…the wind lent a great opportunity to get kites in the sky. At first kites were darting about and drive bombing helpers. One kit flew off on its own but was retrieved shortly. Another kit landed in a tree. All in all, loads of fun.

On Sunday afternoon, there was a meet and greet at the clubhouse, and an Italian themed potluck dinner later. After dinner, the group played fun games of Right, Left, Center. Monday and Tuesday were filled with trips to Monterey, Soledad, family visits, dining out, ice cream social and storytelling. BIG Stories!

Cheryl & Russ

Excerpts from February's 2022 Newsletter, The Traveler

Who's Been Traveling This Winter

"In January Boyd and Jill wandered through Southern California, Nevada and Arizona...if you venture south, they highly recommend hiking Heavenly Valley trail at Joshua NP..."

"Lou, Marilyn, Russ and Cheryl took a side trip to Santa Barbara for four days (Ocean Mesa RV Park)...and they spent four days in Monterey (Monterey Fairgrounds)...ate at a great restaurant in downtown Monterey, Rosines."

"David and I are making our tour around frigid Arizona. Came here for the warm weather but met by cold winds and very low temperatures...good show in Quartzsite this year. Looking forward to March in Paso."

October 2022 Campout

Casa de Fruta is a destination all its own. It has wine tasting, large fruit stand, homemade candy, restaurant, children's train, carousel, and things to do for of all ages. The office staff is very courteous and accommodating.

We were able to utilize the Pacheco clubhouse without extra charge. With our colorful decorations of fall it was a very welcoming room for all to enjoy. The majority of our group arrived on Thursday early afternoon. Some went to lunch while others went to eat dinner later at the Casa de Restaurant.

On Friday, due to many activities surrounding the park it was basically a free day for all. Saturday morning, we had a wonderful continental breakfast, and our group meeting was held after. Afterwards many walked over to Casa de Fruta produce area for wine, gifts and/or ice


Saturday evening, we had our delicious potluck dinner. After dinner, fines were collected and later with all in attendance we played LRC. In both rounds it was Jill & Boyd making out with all the dough! This weekend was perfect for relaxation!

Hazel & Gil

November 2022 Campout

We had 11 rigs for our Thanksgiving campout at Gilroy Garlic USA RV park. The hall was decorated in a fall/Thanksgiving theme. Many campers went out to eat lunch and/or dinner. We played Bingo in the club house on Friday night. We had a breakfast and meeting Saturday morning.

Saturday’s potluck dinner was a turkey and ham cooked by Tony and all the fixings supplied by Club members. Everyone ate their fill and there were even leftovers to take home.

The tractor store was a popular place to go along with the warehouse sale around the corner. Some campers visited the a winery to sample and purchase a wines.

Barb & Tony