Thursday, July 21, 2016

We're Back On the Road!

After eight months in San Diego it feels so good to be mobile once again! We blasted north through the heat of central California in three long (5 hour) back to back travel days.

That's us on the right and my dad on the left.
When the sun goes low enough to give us shade it's still 100 degrees in Bakersfield.

My dad has joined us for the first couple of weeks of travel. The first night in Bakersfield we were happy to jump in the pool at the no frills, highway adjacent RV park; to rinse off the long day of bumpy secondary highway and 106 degrees upon arrival.

Another five hour travel day got us to Lodi, CA, and another simple but clean RV park a little further off the freeway with another wonderful pool, and slightly cooler temps...only in the 90's. Traveling through central California in the summer can be rough!

Finally we get into the mountains...Mt Shasta is stunning upon our arrival to our next destination!

A third five hour day got us to Weed, CA where we stayed two nights because we're finally into pleasant temps and gorgeous country. Friendly RV Park is just that, with views of Mt Shasta too!

We got a couple of the prettiest sites at Friendly RV Park in Weed, CA.
Decent site separation and Mt Shasta views out the back of the park.

While Rosie slept off the trauma of multiple long driving days the three of us enjoyed exploring the area around Weed and Mt Shasta City. We've stayed in Weed before briefly, and once again did not allocate enough time for this lovely area. Next time we've got to stay a week or more.

Disc golf at College of the Siskyous with Mt Shasta in the background of course!

Dad and I enjoying a beer at Mt Shasta Brewing.
The seasonal Sour Diesel (cherry) mixed with the Shastafarian Porter was excellent!

Dad and I walking through the forest alongside Lake Siskyou.

We couldn't have asked for a better day on Lake Siskyou.

We happened to time it right for Mt Shasta's summer concert series...held on Sunday evenings with the best backdrop ever!
The Brothers Comatose were so much fun!

On Tuesday we made it to Oregon where we intend to spend the rest of the summer bouncing around the state. First stop: Valley of the Rogue State Park, where we each had spacious full hookup sites.

Though Valley of the Rogue State Park is adjacent to I-5, we had sites that back up to the river and were the most distant from the freeway. The river is a good 40 feet behind us and the freeway noise was not too bad.

We spent two nights allowing us to enjoy a nice hike in Cathedral Hills Park and a delicious pizza at Circle J Cafe in nearby Grants Pass, OR.

Cathedral Hills has 10 miles of trails through oak and madrone forest and rolling hills.

Next up: a couple of weeks in Roseburg, OR visiting my daughter.