Would you like to hear the nitty gritty of this adventure ? If not , skip this !
We camped at Harris Beach State Park last night and must have caught a bush as we were backing in , because we found a nice new scratch this morning . Dan is an amazing driver though , so we wouldn’t have fit in anywhere without him . Never happened to us anywhere else , ever , so nice to get it over early on . We’ve already gone 700 miles ; it needed a scratch !
We let the kids sleep in , so hit the road late at 930. Normally we will be up and flying down the road by 830 at the latest . It helps that we are both morning people . We’ll work on the teenagers . They can stay sleeping in their bunks as we drive , but we don’t want them to miss seeing good stuff out the windows . Look at that Redwood tree , huge ! There’s Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe ! We’ve been there before , remember? Ooh , the visitor center , we have to stop and learn about the trees . (One teenager said later ,”yes, I learned not to walk in the forest during a wind storm because that’s when the old trees come down .” )Priceless !
We stopped in Eureka and did a Griswold style shot in front of the Carter mansion for Dave and Joey . We had been there with them 20 years ago on an epic vacation that has gone down in history for the pictures I took of the guys . Still makes us laugh to tell about it ! I hope we have as many good laughs this time.
When we got back to the rig , Dan got out the toolbox because a huge screw on the door was loose . Don’t get me started on listing everything we’ve had to fix since we bought it new in July . The screw was easy !
So today was a road day . Trying to get to Ukiah , still on the road now at 5:49. Tired . Happy to be closer to the City . Getting into the rhythm of the road .
Will try to post pictures tomorrow , has been hard to get them on here . Check FB , too , that’s working better .
Thanks for the encouraging comments ! Right before we left Bend , I kept thinking , “this is crazy , normal people don’t do this , this is crazy , argh , WE are crazy !” I still think we are crazy , but I am so grateful to be living our dream. Hugs !