Our trip from Joshua Tree to east Porterville, CA was 274 miles that was probably the most stressful trip this year. The roads were not that bad and the traffic was light as well, but the winds were horrific, coming in gusts at the most inopportune times from different directions. We went from the desert where little grows to the valley and many orange groves, vineyards and what looked like nut trees of some kind.
We are staying at the Tule Corp of Engineer campground on Lake Success about six miles from East Porterville. We have 50 amps and water with a dump on the way out. Verizon has no signal but the satellite was clear. It was quiet Thursday and Friday with the campground filling up late Friday.
Friday we worked all day on the Mothership. I replaced the slide solenoid without blowing any fuses or otherwise messing up. I also got Libby's left tail light to working again from the Mothership; installed a tap light under the counter and also topped off the water in the batteries. Doris made curtains to replace our day/night shades which we hate. We are very happy with the end result. The windows look much homier and we don't have to worry about the strings breaking when we raise the shades to see outside.
Today we headed for a 154 mile trip through the Sequoia National Forest. It was a pretty drive through the Sierra Nevada's as we climbed from about 500 feet to 7,200 feet and then back down again.
Tomorrow we head for a six-night stay in Three Rivers, CA which is the gateway to Sequoia National Park as well as King's Canyon National Park. We have already talked to the RV park and know there is no Verizon reception there but they have WiFi so that will have to suffice for our communication again as it has here.