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Oct 1, 2012 - Cal Expo RV Park, Sacramento CA

For many miles we saw little but the road and the desert. But all whole bunch of Camping World rental Class C’s passed us at one point going east. Our friend, Sally warned us about the Toiyake Range outside of Austin NV. The road is a little scary as it winds through the mountains and she was driving their RV at the time. She was able to pull over at the top and let Mike drive. In the course of 14 miles you climb 1400 feet and then descend 1600 feet on a 2 lane road with hairpin curves and no guard rails. In Fallon NV we got our last...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Sacramento

We left home at 9:30 and drove to Windsor to pick up Madolyn's mother Athena. We left her house about 10:20 and took Hwy. 101 south to Novato. There we turned east on Hwy. 37 and drove past Sears Point and across the upper reaches of San Pablo Bay to Vallejo. At Vallejo we got on Hwy. 80 and headed toward Sacramento. Our first stop was in Davis where we had a business appointment. Davis is a college town (U.C. Davis) and the downtown is quaint and oriented toward the student population. Parking is limited, but we scored an easy double space...

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2012Hot2Cold

Sep 8, 2012 - Tom and Rachel in Sacramento

As you can see from the pictures we drove right by Mount Shasta and over Shasta Lake. Sadly there wasn't any snow on the mountain except for a couple of glaciers that looked pitiful. It was great to see it all as when I was younger I had the opportunity to camp and ski Shasta Lake. Water skiing was one of the greatest sports I got to do and was good at. Yes, I am blowing my own horn but why not, it's my blog. It only took a couple of hours to arrive in Sacramento from there. I cannot believe I didn't take any pictures of Tom and Rachel's...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Getting ready

Getting ready for me includes ensuring all the clothes required, or that maybe required, are clean and ready for packing. Then there is the organization of travel supplies, including snack foods, water and beverages, ice chest, maps, travel guides, batteries for the numerous devices (walkie talkies, cameras) and that chargers are packed for the cell phone and laptop. After all, we are going into the wild, but we also need to stay connected :) The vehicle needs service , thankfully already done, and prior to leaving, fuel and wash all the...

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The Thompson's

Aug 30, 2012 - Home Again

After having pancakes topped with Joyce Christensen’s delicious blueberry syrup we headed out to pick blackberries. We found a great place right along the road next to the Scott River. After a couple of hours we had a large pail full and we noticed that smoke was moving in so we packed up and headed down Highway 5 to Sacramento. It was great to be on the road. This Lewis and Clark adventure will rank as one of our favorite trips. Thanks for joining us on our adventure

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Jul 25, 2012 - DAY 3

The third day, we visited Sacramento’s Zoo(8$ per person) durind all the day. In this zoo there’s a little restaurant so we ate the dinner there(30$ for all). We left the Zoo at the closing(4 :00 o’clock) to go to San Francisco(1 h40min.), where we ate the supper at McDonald. After the supper, we walked in the beautiful city to discover San Francisco in general. To sleep, we went to Christophe’s aunt’s house.

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Jun 17, 2012 - Father's Day

#67 6/17/2012 Happy Fathers Day to all. We were going to dinner with Tracy and crew, but Mom fell in the bathroom and split her head open. We had to take her to the emergency room instead. She will be OK, she needed 5 staples, but never lost consciousness and was very coherent throughout the whole process. For a lady of 96, she is doing real well. No pictures today

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Jun 16, 2012 - Return to California

#66 6/16/2012 We had an uneventful trip to Sacramento. Other than the temperature rising to 105 before we got to Bob's Moms house all went well. We stopped in North Highlands on the way in so I could get a long overdue haircut. I feel human again. Mom was glad to us. Bob's oldest grandson Aamen came by in the afternoon with his brother Yousef to visit. He recently got back from Naval Reserve training. He was excited to be able to talk to grandpa about his training time. He is hoping to be able to go full time in six months. Tracy came by...

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Jun 14, 2012 - A Capitol day

Sacramento, CA. Our hotel is very well located. We walked across the street and through a parking garage to reach Old Sacramento. Old Sacramento covers 28 acres. Virtually all the buildings in this area date from the 19th century, the most notable from immediately after the disastrous fire of 1852. Few if any are in their original use. Most of them now house restaurants, gift shops, and other businesses catering to tourists. Naturally, being very good little tourists, we walked all of the streets and poked through many of the shops....

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Jun 13, 2012 - Capitol to capitol

Sacramento, CA. Today was a travel day. We went from the capitol of Nevada - Carson City - to the capitol of California - Sacramento. By MapQuest, this is a journey of 131 miles and can be done in about 2 hours. Six hours after setting out, we have arrived. The map shows major roads as a thick red line. Thinner red lines are a step down in quality. By the time you get down to black squiggly lines that look like a snake with a belly ache, you are talking our kind of road! We actually were following along the route of the first crossing of...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Sacramento, CA - A Short Drive Today

(Ron Writing) We spent most of yesterday in Coarsegold where there was an excellent interntet connection. I got caught up on internet work and also a few maintenance items on the rig. Elena did some baking – she made two loaves of banana bread and some scones – delicious. We left Coarsegold late yesterday afternoon and drove to Atwater, CA where we did some shopping at the WalMart Supercenter and then spent the night in their parking lot. This morning we headed north on CA-99 to Turlock, CA where we stopped at the Smith Chevrolet & Cadillac...

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May 26, 2012 - California RR Museum

Went to the California Railroad Museum which has to be the BEST rail road museum in the world. The cars and engines are in pristine condition. They have everything rail road including all gauges of model trains. See attached photos. Also went to the Crocker Art Museum. This is also a first class museum which has a new building containing an excellent collection of California art work, both of California and by California artists. This is connected to the original Crocker Art Museum which alone is worth the trip. It has a beautiful...

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