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2nd of June - After we had left San Francisco, we drove quite a bit of way south on the Highway No.1 up to the Big Sur State Park. Here we were pretty lucky again. Actually the campground was already full, but the ranger was so nice to let us spend the night on the parking lot of the picknick area. The next campgrounds would have been in quite a far distance.
We did not want to arrive too late at the campground because we still wanted to clean the RV and let the day end pleasently. Our campground at the Carpinteria State Beach was directly located at the Pacific, south of Santa Barbara. We stood directly behind a dune with view of the Pacific. We did not go swimming, we only tested the ocean with our feet. 15°C were a bit too cold for us. This time we bought fire wood, so that we could make a very nice campfire. After dinner, packing and cleaning we let the evening pleasently end at the campfire with a glas of wine.
4th of June - We had to get up early because we had to return the motorhome to El Monte before 11 o´clock. The return of the motorhome was uncomplicated. About our repairs and problems during the trip we spoke with the rental manager. We could persuad him to refund us for the problem with the heat shield $28 for the lost time. We also got the money for the garage bills back. After El Monte had taken us to our motel, we took a short nap. We forgot the idea of still driving into L.A. Downtown very soon since noone could give us proper information about how we can get by public transport into the city. We would not have had much time anyway, therefore it did not bother us that much. Besides we were completely tired out.
The next morning our holiday in the "country of the unlimited possibilities" came to an end and we flew back via New York and the Atlantic towards home.