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Mar 17, 2013 - Mt. Shasta

I am typing this in the car. Jocelyn will add pictures. It has been a car day. We are trying to get to Sacramento where there is a museum we will visit and a pop corn store. I ate my 5 gallon bag the first week so I need to replenish for the way home. Even though we are in the car it has still been interesting. The temperature started out at 37. It rose to 41 and stayed there for a long time then went to 58. It then dropped to 51 and is now 72. Yaaay, back to warm weather. We are hoping we can now pack away all of the winter clothes we...

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Jan 22, 2013 - Into California

OK, this will be short because it is getting late. (I had trouble making a WiFi connection!) Anyway, as you can see by the picture, I woke up to about 2 inches of snow on the ground and in all of the trees. Very pretty but if I'd wanted pretty snow pictures I'd have headed north instead of south! I left Wilsonville about 11:00 am and the roads were clear by then. Most of the day was spent climbing up and over mountains in southern Oregon and northern California. It looks like BC around here! It is getting warmer however and there was a lot...

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Fun Travel

Dec 2, 2012 - Redding CA

Unexpected delay waiting for an electronic part before we can move on to Stockton. After watching the news and the flooding down near Sacremento ,this will give the high water some time to recede. Its been an interesting time trying to resolve the transmission temperature sensor. What an annoying thing Dodge did when they installed this device.It was designed to protect the tranny from overheating and will not let the vehicle upshift.The sensor was reading 400 degrees in the tranny on the scan guage today ,definitely broken. After visiting...

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Oct 23, 2012 - We Are Back in California!

We drove from Sutherlin, Oregon to Redding, California today.....a distance of 256 miles. This is the longest drive for any of our 'stops' this year. We filled up with fuel at $3.99 a gallon when we left, and now the prices we see in the Redding area is about $4.15. We will fill-up tomorrow morning before they increase prices! :-( We just got here so I walked down to the river to get a picture for you. We will have another post later today or tomorrow morning. Mike and Nancy

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Travels In Serenity

Sep 11, 2012 - Redding, CA

Welcome to day one of our second Roadtrek adventures where we explore the Pacific Northwest including Canada. We found that we were much smarter packers this time and actually have empty space even though we had to pack for a wider range of weather . Bob also bought a locking console that sits between the front captain’s chairs which can hold all of our computers, iPads, iPhones, iTouches and their respective chargers. Much better organized! That said, we were much more laid back about preparing for this trip and had a very hectic weekend....

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Aug 14, 2012 - Redding, CA (No pics)

We left the fog-prone CA coast with a little sun-belt sunshine. We also left 55 degrees for 107! We followed the Trinity River up 2,000’-down-up 3,000’-down, up-down, all day long over the Klamath and Trinity mountains. We also had lots of road construction along the way. Charlie had to put the emergency brake on at construction stops and he either left it on, or it stuck, and we arrived in Redding to the smell of burning brakes. The brake fluid got so hot it boiled, leaving us with spongy, unreliable brakes. Lucky for us the Ford Dealer...

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Aug 13, 2012 - Redding

Redding has been my least favorite stop ------ ever! We came here to see Lassen National Volcanic Park – who knew it would be on FIRE when we arrived. Over 30,000 acres are burning. We called the visitor’s center in the morning before we drove the 50 miles to get there. We were told we could drive in about 6 miles – wrong. By the time we arrived the road was blocked right after the visitor’s center. We were able to view the museum and the movie about the park (which looked pretty interesting). Lassen’s Peak erupted in May 1914 and...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Travel day - Redding

Today was a very long short travel day. We only had to go 150 miles to get to Redding, but they were long, difficult miles for the drivers – long uphills, downhills, twists and turns on a very narrow road. It ran along the river and then a canyon as we climbed the hills – on the passenger’s side of the RV. The scenery was beautiful, but I was not particularly comfortable either. They could have been a lot less stingy with the guard rails – even at low altitude because of the width of the road. The drivers really needed to pay attention...

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Jul 27, 2012 - Redwoods

We spent the day traveling down the 101 through the Redwood National Forest. It is truly amazing to see the tall trees encompassing both sides of the road. Standing next to them makes one feel really small! We were able to get to the beach at low tide, and walk on it where the Klamath River comes into the ocean but we did not see any tide pools. Bummer. We really like to see the little critters in the pools. We did see, however, elk lounging in the grass with an ocean view. That was amazing! We turned inland before we hit Eureka on the...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Redding Visits and on to Galt

We left Thursday morning heading south on I-5 to Redding. We decided to overnight at the New Pilot truck stop in South Weed as our halfway point. We arrived late in the afternoon and were surprised that the truck stop was almost full of truck parked for the night. We found a space next to a trailer that had been dropped which made us feel more comfortable putting out our slides. Friday it was up and on the road for the last short leg to Redding and our 2 week stay at JGW RV Park. JGW had space 29 open which is back on the cul-de-sac and not...

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Jun 17, 2012 - To Redding

I always look forward to travel days because we never know what the scenery is going to be. I have my camera batteries charged up and Larry cleans the windshield (but we always get bugs anyway). We left the Tahoe National Forest of Nevada City, saying goodbye to the Ponderosa Pines and left the foothills behind. As we traveled westbound on Hwy 20 through flatlands of agriculture and wandering creeks, I looked down at my GPS and saw this strange "cluster" just west of Hwy 99. I wasn't sure what it was because we did not have sight of it yet...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Sunday 17th June

I can’t believe it – I slept right through the night till 8.02am!! Hamish was kind and let me sleep, so by the time we got showered and dressed, it was a quick breakfast and then on the road by 9.30am. The sky was very grey, and it was very very muggy. As we headed south on the I-5, we had a bit of rain on and off. The scenery was lovely, lots and lots of trees, mainly dark green conifers but some deciduous with their new green leaves too. At one point we saw a deer bounding around on the side of the road. Luckily he headed back into the...

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