Today we left Reno and crossed back into California on Hwy 395. We were climbing and viewing wide open spaces with some ranches and cattle herds. We experienced some rain and a little hail in the afternoon.
We stopped for lunch in Alturas. I had seen photos of this area from a friend that used to live here and it is a lovely town. It has a western flair, with some murals and ranches & horses. It has an interesting Elks Lodge building that looked like an old California Mission.
This North Eastern corner of California is farmland, interesting rock formations with red and white rocks along the highway.
As we drove along the eastern edge of Goose Lake we crossed the border into Oregon and the landscape turned more desert-like with plenty of sage brush.
It was getting colder and ice collected on front of trailer after a hail storm. We finally had blue sky as we found the Lake County Fairgrounds and set up. It was an odd place, probably for horse campers since the parking area looked like horse stalls and the utilities (full hook ups) were between the fences that we had to climb over or through to hook up.
We went to visit the Lakeview Elks for drinks and to chat with the locals.
Back at home my father was celebrating his 87th birthday. He had a lot of candles on his cake, but not the full count.