Half Moon Bay State Park

Half Moon Bay State Park

March 2013

This campground is located in Haf Moon Bay  along the sandy beach of the Pacific Ocean.  Grassy, cement and very few trees set up for large RVs; line ’em up side by side.  Some front line sites have nice ocean views while many other sites have limited views of the water.  All sites give you the beautiful rumbling sounds of the crashing waves. Clean restrooms with showers.  Easy sandy beach access.  Convenient walking, jogging and bike trail.  Recommended as a clean, and manicured campground but lacks privacy.

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Half Moon Bay State Park Campground

Cabela’s A Success

We did it, a seven hour road trip to Reno so we could sleep in a casino parking lot and spent the following sun drenched day in front of the Reno Cabela’s store, all in the spirit of promoting teardrop trailers… it was a blast! There were six teardrop trailers being shown and a continuous stream of Cabela shoppers, apparently getting ready for hunting season.

Joe’s long time friend, Blair (the guy who developed our website), and his family joined us for a good part of the day. The two envisioned taking VAIC to the next level, Ray’s Radical Adventures. Jenna and I laughed as we watched Joe and Blair, through various hand motions, redesign enclosed utility trailers equiped for radical adventures. For now, we will stick with what we do: build, sell and rent teardrop trailers.




This week I had to say Arrivederci to my daughter, son-in-law and grandson as they packed up their PT Cruiser heading to Texas for a 10-month house sitting adventure. No longer can I look forward to the weekly break from my desk to play with Benaiah or rock him to sleep (this is where I fill the teardrop trailer with my tears of sadness mixed with tears of joy).

I am thrilled for my daughter, having the experience of living in another state. I’ve only lived in California, beginning in Martinez, a stint in Mountain View, then Sonoma County. I probably envy her a bit, just picking up life, not planned, unexpected, and making the move with nothing more than some clothes, things a baby needs and, thank goodness for the church family, a working air conditioner. I will miss them, but more than that, I am thrilled for them and wish them a safe trip, memorable experiences and lots of Skyping moments to you know who. Hey, do you think I could talk them into renting teardrop trailers from New Braunsfel, Texas? If they decide to stay in Texas, it might be worth a conversation.

Teardrop trailers, the old new way to travel.


Lil Bear rental is finally available to rent.  I can’t seem to get it posted to the rental page, so for now this will have to do.  It is a 4×8 weighing approximately 700 lbs.  The sleeping area is 46″ x 80″.   Accommodates two adults.  It is a 2006 Tag A Long built by Lil Bear manufacturing out of Redding (thus, the name).  A bit different than what Joe builds, but you will still get the teardrop experience, the looks, the “what is is” and “do you sleep in that thing?”.  It comes with all the same convenience items as the other two rentals, bedding, kitchenware, 2-burner propane stove and a coleman cooler that sits on the front trailer.  The liLil Bear Galleyghts run off the battery.  Lil Bear FrongThere is no 120v on this one, but not a camping necessity anyway.


Thanks to Sunset magazine, our phone have been ringing and email over-flowing.  I’ve caught up on the phone calls for rentals, but the emails are a bit over-whelming.  Plus, we attended our annual Dam Gathering at Lake Shasta and forgot to change our voice message…my apologies on that one.  We are slowly trying to answer all the other phone calls and emails, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  I just wanted to let you know we appreciate all the response and all the enthusiasm on behalf of all the teardrop builders.

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