Day 25

We’re in California and one can’t help but think of water . The lack of it . Where we might find some that tastes decent . How every river we’ve seen looks extremely low .

I just took a long bike ride near Pyramid Lake . About an hour north of LA , it’s formed by a small dam. Even for winter , the water flow looked weak . When I went flying by the entrance fee shack , the attendant came running out and when I circled around to say I was just riding through , I had a nice conversation with her about water .

She said they had snow February of 2012, a little rain February of 2013, and since then, nothing . Their water comes via an aqueduct , so they still have a flow , but it’s minimal . People still camp and boat and fish, but they don’t have the crowds like before .

We just left the Sacramento area , where local officials are asking people not to water outside at all , and to cut indoor consumption by half . Can you imagine ? We conserved when we were at home , and definitely do while in the rig , but at the core , we’re Oregonians; we know there will always be more water . And I’m happy about that .

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 www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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