Sunday, August 25, 2013

The "Fun Part" is over for now

We left Oregon on Saturday morning, still tired from our dune adventure. It was a relief to spend the day driving! We take turns behind the wheel so neither of us gets worn out. We never rush to get out in the morning, so our 9:30 am departure was fine. We drove three hundred miles south to Redding California, and spent the night at the Win River Casino in their small but new RV parking area. 

They no longer allow free overnight parking, but the $24 fee was  reasonable for the full hook-up pull-thru spot. 

The quiet 13 spaces all have large level concrete pads, and good security. The overhead lights were a bit bright after so many nights in national parks.

We thought we might like to try the Sunday morning breakfast buffet at the Casino, but decided the $24 (plus tip and tax) per person was a bit more than we wanted to spend. Instead we had fresh baked almond croissants in the Alfa. We get them at Trader Joe's and try to keep a box on hand in the freezer for special mornings! They are so good!

Our Sunday drive was only 155 miles. We pulled into the Sacramento Truck Service parking lot shortly after noon. We had gotten permission to overnight here and were told the location of the one electrical hookup for an RV.

There were quite a few trucks around, but the only other RV was another Alfa.

Craig chose this place for our annual Freightliner service work because it had good reviews and recommendations on the Alfa Forum. We had the annual service work done in the LA area last year, but we won't be going down that way until Thanksgiving, and it's time now.

Its hard to believe this trip is almost over. We will be heading back to our house and getting back to work on the remaining repairs after the Alfa maintenance work is done. I had hoped we could head to the Sierras for a few days before going back, but with the fire in Yosemite it might be too smokey.

Oh well, at least the Alfa will get good service and be all ready to go full time!


  1. It's hard to go back to the house when all you want is for it to sell. But you've got more fun to plan for and that'll help pass the time. Be safe. Looking forward to our next trip together.

  2. It's good to get the MH serviced and have it all ready! You will have fun planning for future trips and places you want to see! Enjoy!

  3. Thanks for the heads-up about the RV Park at Win-River Casino in Redding. Did they happen to have free wifi there?

  4. Wow, it goes by so fast doesn't it? Have a safte trip home!


  5. Glad you had a good trip. Won't be long now until you won't have to worry about getting home.


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