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MAY 2015 - The two RV Gypsies are HOMELESS again

For most of the time that the two RV Gypsies were in San Diego, their RV (their only home) was in repair at the San Diego Freightliner, making them "homeless" in San Diego. During this time, they spent several nights sleeping in their RV on the street in front of Freightliner (A stupid idea that Lee Duquette had, despite Karen Duquette's objections).

Then they stayed one night at the Hilton Hamptons. Their RV still was not ready so Karen talked Lee into staying at the Embassy Suites. After checking out in the morning, they found out their RV still was not ready, so they returned to the Embassy Suites again. The two RV Gypsies liked the Embassy Suites much better than the Hilton Hamptons, because it was a suite, not just a bedroom, although the price was similar. The only negative at the Embassy Suites was that it cost $25 to park because the hotel does not own the parking garage.

Embassy Suites 4550 La Jolla Drive, San Diego, California

- 2 nights, 2 different rooms - reversed layout

Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites

The two RV Gypsies relaxed in the air-conditioned suite that featured a refrigerator, flat-screen television, extra sink and cabinet outside of the bathroom. The bathroom with shower/tub combinations featured complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences included phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers. They also enjoyed the recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. And there was even a complimentary one-hour reception, held daily, with unlimited drinks of our own choosing at the bar/lounge. And of course, a complimentary breakfast complete with made-to-order omelets.

Embassy Suites

Fancy Lobby


lobby in Embassy Suites
elevators at Embassy Suites

Below: The view from 9th floor bedroom window; a mall across the street and a restaurant right next door.

view from room at Embassy Suites
view from room at Embassy Suites

Below: When the two RV Gypsies returned to their room after eating, they found a lovely note, a bottle of champagne and a plate of different cheeses. At first Karen Duquette thought it was delivered to the wrong room until she read the note. Earlier, Lee Duquette had made conversation with staff member, Jennifer, and then she sent the thoughtful items to the room. Karen sure felt special. Thank you Jennifer and staff.

Karen and Champagne
thank you note

The Hilton Hamptons Hotel in San Diego

Small fish Aquarium
in a small, bland lobby

Just 2 beds, a
bathroom and a closet

The Hilton Hamptons Hotel The Hilton Hamptons Hotel

Below: A dresser, TV, computer desk and chair and leg rest in the bedroom

The Hilton Hamptons Hotel The Hilton Hamptons Hotel

This hotel had an outdoor pool, but it was too cold to use it. Yet there was no hot tub. Airplanes flew overhead and were very noisy. The rooms were average. Standard free breakfast in the bland lobby. $148 a night and it was nothing special.

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California. You may view these 3 sections in any order you choose. There is also a link to Oregon at the bottom of this page.

You do not have to return here to continue from page to page because there is a link at the bottom of each page for further navigation.

Section 1 of 4: San Diego

Entering the state of California

Mount Helix Park

USS Midway (CV-41)
and several memorials

A National Salute to Bob Hope
and The Military

Unconditional Surrender Statues (FL 2013 and CA 2015)

Artwork - "Our Silences"

Beaches in San Diego

Balboa Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

San Diego Botanical Gardens

Cabrillo National Monument

Pio Pico Thousand Trails

Hotels (this page)

Section 2 of 4: Los Angeles County

Fairflex Los Angeles KOA in Pomona

Mt. Baldy Park

Los Angles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Section 3 of 4: San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf and the seals

Lombard - The zig-zag street

Golden Gate Bridge - 2009 and 2015

Eureka KOA

Section 4 of 4: The Redwoods - Giant trees and more

Willits - Gateway to the Redwoods

Travel photos and some elk

Avenue of the Giants

The Drive Thru Tree #1

The Drive Thru Tree #2

Beach at Redwood National Park

Trees of Mystery - page 1

Aerial Tram at Trees of Mystery

Tall Tale trail at Trees of Mystery

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Florence, Oregon: a dune buggy ride, Devils Churn, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and more.