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May 24, 2011 - Redding, CA - Turtle Bay Exploration Park

(Ron Writing) Yesterday a metal part on the oven door broke while we were traveling. This morning I repaired it and it’s now much stronger than when it was new. We go over some pretty rough roads and it’s actually surprising that more things don’t break. While I had all my tools out I also cleaned the shower drain, which had been running a little slow, changed the water filters, and took care of a couple other small jobs. Around noon we left Marysville and continued north on H-70 and H-99 through Oroville, CA and Chico, CA. The first part...

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May 18, 2011 - Redding, CA

May 18 - 19, 2011 Mountain View RV Park - Redding, CA We drove to Redding on I-5 surrounded on both sides by snowcapped mountains. Redding has great antique stores; especially for American oak furniture. I found an old spool cabinet at Drumm’s Antiques; too good to pass up and small enough to take in the trailer. Out of the 5 antique stores we visited, Scott, Little Bear and I were the only customers at 4 stores. At Peddler’s Mall there was one other customer perusing the antiques, $3,500 custom RC aircraft and RVs in its 3 parking lots....

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Apr 26, 2011 - Moving Day

Tom: We are off to Redding today. Tomorrows agenda is the Shasta Dam and the world famous Ken Esteb walking bridge and Burney Falls. The 135 mile drive from Eureka to Redding was probably one of the most breathtaking drives I have ever made. Hairpins and switchbacks; up and down. 135 miles took nearly 4 hours. This drive is one that is on my to do list; but the second time around it must be in a car so we can stop and enjoy it. The pics of the Trinity River don't come close to revealing how pretty the views really ere. Karen: We had quit...

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Apr 14, 2011 - Made it to Redding

Hi all, we made it to Redding today around 4:30. We left Wed nite, because I knew we wouldn't sleep. Got as far as Millersylvania St. Pk past Olympia. It rained all the way until we got into California. It currently is around 60 outside and very pleasant, smells like spring here! We will have another long day tomorrow so early dinner and bed. The RV is doing great! Made it through numerous passes with no problems We will try to make it to southern CA tomorrow nite, if there is an internet connection I will update then.

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Mar 19, 2011 - Weather and other madness

Weather...and other madness Anybody who has ever done any kind of road trip would agree that the weather, whatever it choses to be, can be one of the many things that keeps the times between states exciting! This trip would be no exception. Coming from the Great White North, we figured if wind and rain was all Washington and Oregon had to offer, certainly California would have a little sun available to brighten our day. Being that I have never driven to the "sunny" state, you can imagine my surprise when we came upon a very blizzardy Mt....

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Dec 15, 2010 - No snow in the passes!

So we gathered all the advice we could from the gang at the coffee pot this morning, and even though the weather reports were iffy about crossing the passes in the Siskiyou Mountains, the locals all thought we had a good shot, so off we went. It turned out to be good advice. Although there was a bit of snow in the higher elevations, we had a lot of sunshine, no problems, and a fabulous look at Mount Shasta as we went by. We definitely were NOT looking forward to putting on chains. Our Plan B was to head out to the coast at Grants Pass...

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Dec 4, 2010 - I've missed you all, but I'm baaaack

OK, Bev pointed out that it has only been 2 days since my last post. But I've missed you all because we have covered some territory, so I'll try to get you all up to date on our travels. I have added a photo for the Dec. 2 entry of an Elk RV by the sea. That's it, no new photos for today's entry. Although, since we are back at Camp All Wheel, I'll get a photo of these pristine surroundings before our departure. Right now we are eagerly anticipating our visit to Keith and Nancy's Camp Oh So Cheap up in Quincy. We have stayed there once...

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Nov 26, 2010 - Back to Redding for a Couple of Months

We arrived at the Flag City RV Park before dark and set up quickly so we could drive over to see Kim, Galen and the kids. Galen was working, but we had a nice visit with Kim and the kids. Trevor showed us his new Lego kit that he just bought for his birthday and Jenna entertained us with her dancing and gymnastic moves. After our quick visit, we returned to the trailer and it was early to bed. Friday, Kim and Judie had a ‘girls morning out’ which included shopping and a lunch with Jenna after she got out of pre-school. Ed picked Trevor up...

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Oct 5, 2010 - Lassen NP

Oct 5, 2010 Clear skies today and a promise to be in the 80’s. RG has taken up his spot on the passenger seat under his blanket and is ready for the day. He tells us to go on and have a fun day exploring, he will watch the RV for us. We are headed off to Lassen National Park. The volcanic eruptions of 1914 and 1915 were photographed by B.F. Loomis and his wife. Loomis then campaigned to get the area proclaimed a National Park which took place in 1916 because of the volcanic activity in the area. As we reach the park and stop at the...

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Oct 4, 2010 - Whiskeytown

Oct 4, 2010 70280 369.5 8:00 It is overcast this morning and looks like snow clouds over Shasta. Hopefully it will hold off until we get to Redding. A little about the town of Tulelake before we leave it. When the segregation camp was placed here it was because there was not much around here. Tule Lake was the largest town in the area with 4,000 residents. Newell, was nothing but a farming community. Klamath Falls was smaller than Tule Lake. Now Tule Lake has even less permanent residents and the majority of the town has been boarded up...

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Oct 4, 2010 - Why would anyone want to leave Paradise?

Today we leave Paradise, we have always enjoyed this town since we first discovered it 34 years ago. We spent 2 years here and while it has most elements of the past, it has grown and added strip malls, fast food places and other big chain stores. Evidently they still can't get the gates to Paradise closed. Yesterday we enjoyed our time with Jan and Eugene perusing vendor tents at Johnny Appleseed days, complete with Johnny Appleseed himself. We got away with only buying a small jar of locally made pepper relish. These local events are...

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Oct 1, 2010 - Redding again

As we dropped down Hwy 97 towards the intersection with Interstate 5, our temperature gauge registered 97 outside. The reason I say dropped down is we started the day out at about 5,000 feet in Oregon and ended up at 500 feet in Redding. As we approached Redding the outside temp went to 99. Egads! When we set up camp and opened the doors on 'the Neighborhood', it was still freezing inside. We brought the 33 degree temps with us. It felt nice, for about 5 minutes. Then it was time for our AC. Which worked great, by the way. This was the...

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