We left here about noon on Monday May 11th. The day after Mother’s Day. My son’s girlfriend had given me these beautiful roses and I struggled over leaving them behind. So I hung three of them upside down to dry, sent seven of them home with my grand daughter & son in law for my daughter to enjoy and put these two in water in an old Taco Bell cup and they went along with us.
Our goal was to reach southern Oregon this first night on the trail. We stopped only a couple times, once for gas and another time in a rest area to fix lunch. At this rest area we saw what we thought was a chain of Toyota’s. After checking it out, it was actually two sets of Toyota’s towing another one.
Finally we arrived in Canyonville, Oregon and the beautiful Seven Feather’s Casino.
We had a wonderful dinner there and slept back in a corner of their parking lot.
The next morning we continued south and soon came to Medford, Oregon. Lot’s of us get those ‘Harry & David’ catalogs in the mail just before the holidays…….well this is their beautiful store. So many goodies in there. I bought some fresh apricots, and some of their ‘Moose Munch’ for snacking on while we were driving.
We crossed into California about 1pm that second day. We are always anxious to see the condition of Mt Shasta in northern California and she didn’t disappoint us on this trip. She was beautiful !
Lake Shasta was looking pretty good too. Sometimes it’s very low but I’d say the water level was better than we’ve seen it in the past. If you look on a map & check out northern California~it’s a huge lake.
Our second night on the trail found us at Woodson Bridge State Park, about 6 miles east of Corning, California. Corning is all about olives. There’s olive trees everywhere you look and all sorts of shops that feature olive products. (Rows of olive trees in the picture below.)
Our site was surrounded by beautiful trees. The campground was clean & well cared for. The only problem was the shower. In California you have to have a handful of quarters to get the showers going. It’s usually 50 cents for the first seven minutes and then more quarters if you want or need more time. I went in and inserted five quarters and only got ice cold water. I always take my cell phone with me, so I called Bob and he went to the camp host (which thankfully was next to the shower building) and soon warm water flowed freely. The host was so apologetic , stating that they’d been having problems with the hot water system in the park.
By Tuesday evening I was getting excited because~ the next day we’d be rolling into Fresno and Linda Reynolds's house.
In our first two days we had only covered 634.4 miles , just a little more than half way to Pasadena, CA.