Alpine Friends & Malibu Dining (Thousand Oaks, CA)

It’s been a couple days since my last post.  We stayed an additional day (Friday) at the Elks Lodge in Pismo Beach to enjoy the nice weather.  I also took advantage of the extra day to wash the Silverado and the Harley… they were looking pretty bad after driving around on the beach and the rain from previous days.

On Saturday, we drove the 160 miles south on Hwy-101 to Bill & Patti Figge’s house in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Along the way, we made a small detour in Santa Barbara where we followed a tip from my cousin Phil to take Shoreline Drive and take in the views.  Nice…  Thanks for the tip Phil!  We had to dodge a few low-hanging palm trees, but it was worth it.

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We contacted our friends from the Alpine SoCal group (Bill & Patti Figge), who offered to let us stay at their beautiful house in Thousand Oaks.  So we plugged their address into the GPS and pulled into their driveway around 2PM.

Bill & Patti Figge’s front door gate.
Bill & Patti Figge’s beautiful neighborhood street view.

Bill directed us onto his RV pad next to the house.  Wow… 5-Star amenities with full hook-ups!  Their Coach is at the shop right now… unfortunate for them but fortunate for us 🙂


Here we are with our nice backyard views.

The Urban Escape Vehicle parked at the premier RV spot at Bill & Patti Figge’s in Thousand Oaks, CA.


Our view this morning 🙂  We even had hummingbirds outside the windows.


Little ‘Coach’ really likes the backyard, but he wasn’t too sure about the lawn decorations.


Bill & Patti took us to dinner in Malibu.


The Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market and Patio Cafe (←link) was absolutely wonderful… with great food, great views, and even better company.  Thanks, Bill & Patti!



Views of the beach across the street (Hwy-1) from our patio dining seats:



And here we are!  (L to R) Patti, Bill, and Stilla.


It was great catching up with Bill & Patti.  What great friends!  I just hope we can return the favor sometime in the near future.  We look forward to seeing them again in January at the Alpine Coach “Desert Rat Rally” in Quartzsite, AZ.

Now we need to head on south and get ourselves to Casa Grande before Thanksgiving… a lot of the family is gathering again and we better get there to help out.  So time to hit the road again… stay tuned 🙂

BTW – Here’s a map showing all the locations we’ve stayed at during our last year and a half of travel.  There’s a lot of gaps… guess we better get busy, eh?

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