Day 9

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 !

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is and my current blog is Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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