Well, I have a hard time posting from my iPad but that is all I can do from now on so I had better bite the bullet and do it. Expect typos, auto-correct annoyances, and all that good stuff. Sheesh, the things I do to keep you updated on our trip!
Day 1 started fine until 30 minutes in when we got a rock chip on the driver side. Ka-bang! Crack! Not spreading much, thank goodness. Ten minutes later a car starts honking at us. We had an outside hatch door not closed. Thank you, Good Samaritan!
We left Des Moines at 1:00 pm and were in Salem, Oregon at 5:00. What a great time to go through the Portland area!!! Christmas Day! Up super early on Monday. We were on the road by 5:00. In the A.M!!!!! Again, a great day to travel. The weather cooperated so the Siskiyous were great. Most of the day was on I-5 until we crossed over south of Stockton to a great RV park close to I-99.
Oh, did I forget to mention my boo-boo? I was going to spell Garry awhile driving. NO biggie. We stopped for fuel and I took over. Oh, dear. I need to use the mirrors better when pulling out of a gas station when pulling a trailer!!! CRUNCH!!!!! SQUISH! Poor Smart Car Stubby was wondering what hit him. Well, it was a gas station concrete (red) post. The post won the battle. But because I am married to an awesome tolerant man, no bad words happened. It took a bit of work to get it out of there… and Garry said it was just one panel of sheet metal. No biggie. His words.
So day two was a 12 hour 605 mile day. Day three started later. We left our park at 7:00 and againfor the most part traffic was great. We had more sun and no snow on Tehachapi pass. We got to Barstow and headed to the the Blue Beacon truck car wash. For about $100 we got the motorhome and the dented trailer washed , RainXd, and dried. Life is good.
So that brings us to date. We are just out of Barstow, CA and until a minute ago we’re watching the WSU Cougars in their bowl game but had to change it. Too hard to watch.
Tomorrow we will be in Arizona and in Puerto Pensaco (Rocky Point) Mexico by Thursday and will be there for New Years and beyond. After that, more Mexico, but our schedule depends on the Seahawks so we will just wait and see.
Happy New Year to you all!