As we said once before, we can only stay in this RV Park for 30 days at a time. We had to leave again for 24 hours before starting our next 30 day stay. Last time we left, we stayed at a nearby campground in a cramped site at a premium price and didn't enjoy it at all. This round, we noticed that many people stay in a nearby public parking lot overnight without any problems so we thought we'd save a few dollars and try it. Technically, the sign in the lot says that you may not be there between 2am and 4am, so we were waiting for the knock on the door until about 3:59 am or so. We got very little sleep that night. I don't think we have properly informed people about the number of homeless people in this area, but there are many. Our choice for a place to spend the night turned out to be a favorite spot for the local homeless population. It was interesting watching the overnight comeraderie and cooperation between these people, but we were VERY happy to pull back into our very secure comfortable campground and set back up.
We went to another one of the diners in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives book. It was a very retro looking diner called the Studio Diner and it is actually nestled up against a working television/movie studio. The owner of the studio built the diner so that the crews would always have a place to eat during working hours. The food was fantastic, but the chef was too busy to autograph Vicki's book. There is actually a sign over the door that says "No Autographs" but we assumed that it was part of the movie-themed decor, not referring to a chef in a diner. The diner is very military friendly. While we were eating, two soldiers in uniform sat at the counter to order lunch and were told by the server to try the fresh made milkshakes. ($7.00 each on the menu) They didn't seem to want to spend that much and then the server said "What's the difference? I'm not charging you for your drinks." Very nice to see.
The dogs have had a few play dates recently, enjoying the company of Maggie, (a small docile female mix) and Brook. (a large, rough playing female ridgeback) They just love the company.