Getting out of our drive and up our road is always a difficult process, but it seems to go more smoothly each time. I have made a flag with "RV COMING" and long pink ribbons that I use to stop the rare car coming down the road when we want to go up. I go ahead to the top of the road in the car and let Craig know when it is clear for him to come up. I use the walkie-talkie, and do the same thing at the one short "S" curve just before the freeway entrance. All in all we live about a mile from the freeway, but it is tight, curvy with a steep grade. All went well, but we are not overconfident about it.
We stopped in town to dump and to top off the propane tank and then headed out. We were both smiling. We were not bothered by any wind and made it to our first destination, Camping World in Bakersfield, CA.
I had read that they allow overnight parking, and was delighted to find out that they also have two free 50amp hook ups. We did some necessary shopping at the store and settled in for a nice night.
Sunset in Bakersfield
Saturday's drive should get us to Indio.