Our Saturday morning departure was uneventful. That is the best it could be. Craig finished his project and I finished packing in a reasonable time and we were out of our yard and off the mountain by noon as planned. If you have read about some of our departures in the past, you will know this was great. Even our hook up went smoothly. I had been concerned about our choice of places to hook up because I was afraid of getting a ticket. A few trips ago I did call the Highway Patrol, and the gal I talked to said as long as we felt safe it was OK. This time, just as we were finishing up a Highway Patrol car pulled up next to us. I waved and said we were OK and he smiled and left. YEAH! No ticket.
At one point in the drive, although we still had a half tank of fuel, Craig noted a lower price on Gas Buddy in the Sacramento area. We went to the station and saw that it was a bit tight and there was a gas truck unloading, so we skipped the fill up and went on our way. What can I say. In the past, Craig might have tried to fit in and we would have had some scary tense moments. YEAH Craig!
Carol K. told us about a Casino along our route that night be a possible overnight spot. We got to the Rolling Hills Casino about 5:00 pm and decided we had gone far enough for the first day.
We didn't see any RVs in the regular Casino parking, so we followed the RV signs. I went into the office and asked about dry camping, and was directed to an area with about 100 big rigs with their engines running. It was in the high 80*s, and although we do run the air conditioner some, we like to sleep with the windows open whenever possible. Dry camping with the trucks was not something we wanted to do, so we got a full hook up, pull thru site for $28. The Casino RV park was not somewhere you would want to spend much time at, but it was clean, safe, quiet and level so it was good for an overnight stop. Thanks for the heads up Carol.
Sunset, Rolling Hills RV Park, Corning CA, 8/10/13