Thursday, November 1, 2012

California or Bust

Tuesday we crossed the Oregon-California border about noon.  It was raining at Cape Blanco State Park when we left and the rain followed us all the way to Brookings, Oregon.  Then it became intermittent and finally let up completely about the time we reached Crescent City, CA.  After that we saw more blue sky than we have seen for weeks. 

We are settled in at the Mad River Rapids RV Park in Arcata, CA.   The rate is about $36 a night with the Good Sam discount and after taxes are added.  The park is pretty nice.  The site we have is long and level, with full hookups and a good satellite view.  Verizon service is 4 to 5 bars on the 3G network.  It has been awhile since we have had such good phone and internet access.

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We pulled in here a day early because the Weather Channel app on my phone said it was going to rain solid all up and down the CA-OR coast on Wednesday.  Getting here on Tuesday allowed for a leisurely set up in dry weather.  Wednesday morning it did start raining and it rained most of the day, finally letting off about 5 PM.  We did get out to a local Safeway Supermarket for grub and booze.  Great to be back in CA again where Smirnoff 1.5 liters are $16 vs. $25 in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  Wine prices are likewise reasonable.  I had a work assignment in Arcata today.  An inspection on a shut down particle board manufacturing plant of about 250,000 sq. ft.  Oh the fun things I get to do Smile

We ventured out to some local parks to walk the pooches, but the two parks we found were very small and uninteresting.  Back to the RV Park to pull out the BBQ grill and put on some country style ribs. 

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Ribs on the grill and a cold adult beverage.  Life is good.

We will hang out here for a couple more days drying out and cleaning up the rig after weeks in the woods.  We will head for Pine Acres RV Resort near Clearlake, CA on Sunday.  I have 3 work assignments in that area.  After that we will be accelerating our schedule getting to our destination in Santa Paula, CA.  We were originally planning to arrive there on the 15th, but not will be arriving on the 11th.

Thanks for stopping by.  Also a big welcome to two new followers of our blog.  We hope you find our travels interesting.

1 comment:

Laurie and George said...

Ribs on the grill sounds good to us!