10/15/12 Monday at Grants Pass,OR (Henderson’s Line Up shop) John and Trish at Twain Harte,CA
Different morning, where we get to pack up the RV as if we are taking it down the road and pack up the car to take ourselves down the road in it! After saying good by to Larry, Martha and Mark, we gave our rig’s keys to Henderson’s and took off, getting on the freeway by 8:30 am.
I love I-5! Our trip through the Siskiyous was gorgeous and the road, smooth. Nice fall colors. Some of the time it reminded us of the Texas Hill country – lots of dried grass. They’ve not had much rain in these parts, so it’s rather parched. Going through Sacramento was a breeze. They have 3 lanes on the left designated for through (to LA) traffic, so there’s little merging. Not that much congestion. People go fast, but that’s the speed limit – 70mph.
Mount Shasta (on the way)
I-5 at Stockton was not so nice. Lots of patching, rough riding. Okay in a car, but it won’t be fun in our RV. We turned off I-5 at Hwy 4 to go east to Twain Harte. Not bad roads there either. We arrived at 4:50 pm. I was proud of John’s estimation of the time, because we were aiming for 5 pm.
Mark and Roni Cowell’s beautiful second home in Twain Harte
Roni fixed a marvelous meal of enchiladas, black beans and salad. We ate too much. We also had a great time sharing Cowell (my Mom was a Cowell with 3 other siblings) family tales. Off to showers & bed. Heaven.