We had planned to camp up in the mountains near Las Vegas, but the forecast showed thunderstorms. So instead, we made a return trip to South Carlsbad State Beach. The seaside campsites on top of the bluff provide for a fantastic sunset view and it's tough to beat the lullaby of the waves crashing on the beach below.
Barely a week old and we're already taking my car on road/camping trips. It wasn't even registered yet! I was surprised at how easily I was able to pack all our gear. The trunk isn't that much bigger than my previous car. The navigation and the free satellite radio trial were a nice bonus.
I was watching the weather throughout the trip. The TV news said the hurricane off the Baja coast would bring some rain. The online weather sites were all over the place. But in the end, it was great weather—albeit a little hazy.