Winter 2007/2008 - Sampling the Sun Spots travel blog

Olive Grove Near Corning

Daffodils at Lewiston RV Park

Daffodil Close-Up

Cairns Posing in the Park

Deer In the Meadow

We headed north this morning on I5 through Sacramento to Redding. We were still in the San Joaquin Valley almost all this way, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the Cascades to the west. In addition to stone fruits and grapes, we saw lots of olive groves. One fun stop we made was at the “Olive Pit” in Corning where every imaginable kind of olive and related product was on sale.

At Redding, we turned west on highway 299 and headed into the mountains. The road immediately became very curvy with some 20 mph switchbacks. Plus we started climbing. This is one of the best routes through the mountains to the coast – I can’t imagine what the others are like! It had been quite warm (about 21 C) but turned cloudy and even drizzled a bit as we entered the mountains. There was some snow on the ground, too. About half way across, we left the highway to go north about five miles to Lewiston where we checked into the Lewiston Bridge RV Resort. It’s in a beautiful mountain setting with lots of green grass, daffodils blooming and a big meadow where deer hang out. Smells wonderful, too.

We had a repeat of last night’s turkey supper and it was even better the second time around. After supper, we took the dogs for a walk through the park and down to the river where they immediately waded in. The water was REALLY cold but they all went in more than once. On the way back, three deer wandered across our path.

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