Thursday, October 12

Camping in San Simeon

I was going to head towards a state park some 30 miles south of San Simeon to camp, but I got to San Simeon State Park shortly before sundown, checked if I had an internet connection (I did), so I decided to camp there. I didn't have food for dinner, though, so I detoured a few miles down the road to Cambria and stocked up on rations at the general store, then came back. As I stood at the entrance shack picking up a self-registration card, I heard a man talking to his daughter in Hebrew. I asked him in Hebrew where they're from. From Modiin, in Los Angeles for a few years. Without even asking my name, he invited me to dinner. Not so much invited as simply stated matter-of-factly that I would be joining his family for dinner.
Well it turns out, after not speaking Hebrew for two years, I still remember a couple of words. And the meal turned out to be a feast. The family (parents and three kids) were on a camping trip for a week, so they had a huge cooler and portable propane stove. On the menu: hamburger on a roll with vegetables, seasoned rice, chicken, beans, two types of juice and soda. There was more but that's just what I ate, and I ate quite a bit of it, and there was plenty left after the meal for another meal. There was lively conversation and I left quite full. Pretty sweet the way that worked out.
The internet connection here turned out to be pretty weak and intermittent; it's not working now at all, so I'll go to sleep and post this in the morning.


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