Where we’ve been

June 17, 2019 Leave a comment

Here’s a link to a Google map showing where we have been on this trip. Given some kind of internet connection, we’ll try to keep it up to date.

When this post was first written, we were at Juniper’s Reservoir RV Resort, where we were camp hosts a couple of years ago.

We’ve moved on a lot since then….

Happy times 🙂

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Around Sierra City

June 14, 2019 Leave a comment

There is Gold Lake:

GoldLake

And, along the side of Hwy 49, east of Sierra City:

Hwy49Roadside

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On the way

June 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Extremely shaky zoomed image at the Imogen Heap concert in San Francisco:

imogenHeap

Whilst at Lake Solano, we saw beautiful peacocks:

peacock

North Fork, Yuba River:

YubaRiver

 

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Van Roof Bars

June 7, 2019 Leave a comment

A few weeks ago, we ordered and received some Vantech Roof Bars for the van. The main idea was to provide support for one or more solar panels.

I’ve taken a while to get around to installing them, but yesterday, I had the inclination and opportunity. Here they are:

vanroofbars

It wasn’t a particularly difficult job, but why, oh why, did they require the use of both 12 and 13 mm metric wrenches?

Not much to add except that they didn’t fall off when driving along today.

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Pigs

June 7, 2019 1 comment

The last couple of nights we spent at Coyote Lake County Park, above Gilroy, CA (garlic capital of the world!!!).

It’s a really lovely park, along by the reservoir.

But each camp site had ‘bear boxes’ and taped to them was a warning that wild pigs that weren’t afraid of humans abounded.

The following morning, B got lucky and got a few shots of the pigs:

FeralPigs

Later that day, I was sitting outside the trailer, listening to music over headphones, and one of them came up and nuzzled my leg. I don’t know who was more surprised when I jumped.

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Lakes

June 2, 2019 Leave a comment

Subtitle – Some you can, some you can’t

We planned on heading to Horse Creek Campground at Lake Kaweah, where we enjoyed a stay a few years ago. It’s a Corps of Engineers facility, which, in our experience, are generally very good.

This time it was not to be, as the campground gates were locked shut. It turns out that the campground was flooded from all the rain and snow melt coming off the mountains to the East.

So we stayed overnight at Lemon Cove Village RV park, a few miles down the highway, and booked a site for a couple of nights at Camp Edison on Shaver Lake for the following 2 days.

Holy cow! The road after the Auberry turn-off goes from about 2,000 feet to 5,000 feet in just a few short miles, literally going up the side of a mountain. By the time we reached Camp Edison, we were near 6,000 feet up.

Clear, sunny and warm in the morning, thunder and rain and cool in the afternoon both days. That’s fine 🙂

ShaverLake

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Gliding

May 31, 2019 Leave a comment

Well, we’ve started out on this summer’s trip. First stop was Glen Helen Regional Park, at the base of Cajon Pass, the place where railtracks and Interstate 15 combine to make an overnight stay less than peaceful.

We moved on the next morning and headed to Tehachapi, to Mountain Valley (really) RV park, which is a pretty relaxing place, so we decided to stay two nights.

One of the features of Mountain Valley is the Glider Port abutting the RV park. So it’s kind of neat watching the tug plane towing the gliders up into the sky. Photos follow:

Getting ready

gettingready

getting started…

airborne

airborne…

flyingby

tow plane…

towplane

glider…

glider

up and away…

awaytheygo

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