Sunday, December 27, 2009

Be Flexible

One of the most important things we've ever learned in our 20+ years of RVing is to be flexible in your plans.  We had a bad internet connection last night in Yreka, CA and it took me about an hour to get 8 photos attached to my blog post.  I wrote about how we had to change our plans and get over the Siskiyou summit as snow was predicted.  Well, the snow didn't materialize but it was sure cold and we were still glad we had changed our plans.

This morning we got up and took a walk for 25 minutes before getting ourselves ready to leave Yreka.  It was about 30F when we left to drive south to Weed.  Weed is at a little higher elevation than Yreka and there was fresh snow on the ground, although very little.  There was also a heavy cloud cover as we stopped at the McDonald's to get some coffee.  We did not have a clear view of Mt. Shasta, so, no photo to share with you.

As we continued south, the snow was a little deeper but the road was clear enough.  It sure made the trees look pretty.

We had planned to stop in Corning (south of Redding) at the Rolling Hills Casino and boondock in their free lot for the night.  Since we had driven to Yreka the night before, instead of staying back in Grants Pass, Oregon,  we got to Corning at lunch time.  OK...time for more flexibility.  We opted to go in for the lunch buffet....had a free coupon...instead of waiting for dinner. 

After we finished our lunch, we got back into the motorhome and headed south on Interstate 5 to Lodi.  Lodi is between Sacramento and Stockton.  We pulled into the Flying J for fuel and then drove over to the RV parking spaces Flying J provides.  We're parked between a luxury Dynasty MH and a small Class C.  I guess we all wanted to save the $40.00 the local RV park is charging and, instead, will stay for FREE tonight.

Tomorrow morning we plan to continue our trek south and will stay in Castaic, on the western/southern side of the mountains from Bakersfield.  Well, that's our plan anyway. 

Until next long for now!


LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Have a safe and warm trip.
Happy Trails, Penny, TX

squawmama said...

Hi Margie... Looks like your trip is going good and you know as full timers we have to adjust from time to time. Glad the snow hasn't been too terribly bad. Soon you'll be in warmer weather!

Wishing you the most joyful and Happy New Year...

Cindy said...

I'm glad you missed the bad weather. I have a favor to ask you. There is a small chance that we will take a job in Bakersfields Cal. We have never been to California. What do we need to know about the travel laws, and do you know any long term camping areas in or around Bakersfield?
Thanks Cindy and Walker

Jerry and Suzy said...

Flexibility is definitely the key to successful RVing. Looks like you guys are plenty flexible. Hope to meet up with you someday somewhere somehow.

Rick and Paulette said...

Looks like you've made it through all the snow threats anyway, Margie. I sure hope we're as lucky when we get down that way in a few days! Nice pics - even with the snow!!