After recruiting friends and neighbors to watch the homestead for the duration, we departed Tuesday morning, Dec 1, 09, for our snowbird adventure to Arizona.
We have cameras, motion sensors, telephone triggers, alarms, etc. And a couple of sheriff’s deputies living in the ‘hood.
Our 5th wheel rig, Uncle Joe, was in the driveway for three days before departure. We loaded it up and got it ready to travel. Four months; can you imagine that? I can’t; so we will see how this trips out.
On Tuesday, we put in what for us was a long day. We expected sun breaks, but found more fog and low hanging clouds. At least the road was bare and dry.
We circumvented Portland by using the 205 Loop, connecting with I-5 south of the city. We knew we were on our way.
Click on the link below to see where we stayed our first night on the road in Oregon at Hi-way Haven RV in Sutherlin, OR:
Hi-way Haven location
Today was a challenging day of driving through the mountain passes of southern Oregon and northern California. The curtain of low hanging fog ended near the California border, where a sun kissed with bowers of flowers seemed to meet us at the state line.
Shortly after entering the state, we had to stop for questioning at a border control point.
“Do you have any fruit or veggies on board?”
The officer and I both looked at Nan and Shaddy, in almost an accusatorial posture.
“Yea; we purchased it all at Costo,” she replied.
“Ok, have a safe visit to Kaleeforkneea,” said the sun kissed mister.
So, here we are for an overnight in Redding, CA.
Mountaingate RV Park location
Tomorrow, we are headed south of Stockton for Dos Reis County Park. After two long, aggressive days of driving, we are going to enjoy a shorter day. The only regret is that we will probably miss the televised Civil War Thursday evening between Oregon and Oregon State.
Keep on trucking,
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