|This was a move day for us and we got left about 10:30. We are driving 107 miles today, still heading south. Carolyn tried to find a church to go to last night, but couldn’t come up with anything so we will miss church this week. We don’t like traveling on Sundays for that reason. But it just works out that way some times.
We drove down Interstate 5 for most of the way. We had the golden brown foothills on our right side with cattle running in them and farm ground on our right. We saw fields and fields of trees. Fruit trees and nut trees with fields of corn and hay in between them. I can’t imagine how many millions of trees we saw. It’s kind of awe inspiring and we had a fun time trying to figure out what kind of nuts or fruits were growing on them.
We came to highway 152 and turned west and headed towards the coast. We went around San Luis Reservoir and headed up into the hills. Once we got up into the hills, we saw fields of crops; onions, tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, lettuce and broccoli, apricot trees and fields we couldn’t tell what they had in them. We drove past a field that had this huge machine with a wide conveyer belt on it and all we could see going up the belt were orange peppers.
We are only about 18 miles from the coast. We are staying in a really nice park. It’s kind of expensive, but we get the 10% discount for being members of Good Sam and we also printed out a $5 coupon from Good Sam so we are saving $19.00. It is still $107.00 for 4 nights and we normally don’t stay at places this expensive, but it is centered in an area where we can take day trips to see everything we want to. So it is saving some on fuel and that is our justification for staying here. It is a very nice place with concrete pads, full hookups and away from the freeway noise. They have a pool, store, propane, laundry clubhouse and we are sitting right next to a creek bed and we have the hills out our front door. It is ok to wash vehicles here so I will probably try to do the trailer and truck. After all the rain we have been driving through, they are filthy. We have seen hummingbirds, goldfinches and wrens since we got here. We had 4 hawks in the nearby trees calling out as they were taking turns soaring over the campground. We had Callie outside with us and were a little concerned about the hawks taking her away. We kept a close eye on her.
We should be home in 3 weeks. We probably will go through Kingman, Prescott and Camp Verde on the way back. Still up in the air depending on the time we have. See you all soon.