Pretty Damn Nice! travel blog


We loved the spot we had in Coarsegold and enjoyed our quiet visit there very much. It would make me very nervous to stay there this summer, however, because of the possible fire danger. I think that California is in for a long summer. There was a fire on Saturday in nearby Sequoia National Forest but they managed to get it out with only 20 acres burned. But if your home is in that 20 acres, it is pure heartbreak.

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We moved this morning, still staying in the Sierra foothills. We took our fellow RVers' advice and did not travel Highway 49. Instead, we came out of the hills on Highway 41, back to Highway 99 in Fresno, and headed north to Highway 88, just north of Stockton. We were pleasantly surprised to find most of this section of Highway 99 is much more improved over the last time we traveled it last year. The only exception is the stretch from Merced to Atwater, which is still teeth rattling awful.

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We left early enough to miss traffic coming out of Yosemite, heading into Yosemite, going to church or coming from church. Traffic was just beginning to get heavy on Highway 99 when we turned off and headed into the hills. All in all, the journey today was smooth and uneventful. There were a couple of nail biting times when we had to deal with cars merging onto the freeway; in fact, we watched an RV just ahead of us almost get run off the road by an incoming car. What is wrong with these California drivers??

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For the next week, we are staying in Plymounth, CA, at the Far Horizons 49er Village. John and I are very familiar with this park as it is where we cut our teeth, so to speak. When we bought our first RV, we stored it in Cameron Park near Placerville. We would drive down on Friday night from Tahoe, pick up the RV and come to the 49er park where we would practice setting up, draining tanks, etc. We wanted to know what the heck we were doing before we hit the road permanently. We have not been back to the 49er since we left in 2008.

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The park is very pretty with lots of trees and grass which is still green. There is a store, cafe, nice facilities, and a pond. We also have great cable and supposedly free WiFi. We have a site around the outside edge away from the busier pond section. Right now, we have no neighbors, as everyone has left to go back to school/work tomorrow. nanner nanner

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And another bonus about this park is that my sis, Geri, and Gary live just about 20 miles from here. We will be able to go and visit.

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We had a brief sprinkle of rain and the weather guessers are saying there may be snow in the higher elevations. That seems a bit farfetched, but it would be nice for California. My pal Linda says it is raining in Northern California. It won't matter to us if it rains . . . or even snows. We are happy campers.



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