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Aug 2, 2008 - Traveling to Columbia

We planned to leave at 5 AM but did not get going until 6. However, the trip was great. There were no traffic and everything was great. Until! Instead of going on the Modesto and take the 120 across, like smart people, we got of at Merced and got lost in the fields. We followed the Garmin and it lead us on "Short Cuts" that lead us through 1 lane roads and farmland where we did not see anyone for a while. What make it even worst was that we were running out of gas. So, we program the Garmin to find a gas station and it did. However, the gas...

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Jun 22, 2008 - Columbia

Thursday, June 19 – Visalia, CA – We left the Magic Kingdom today, and picked up the RV in Corona (south of LA). Nice rig, and Mike Bandfield really outfitted it well for us – Pampered Chef stuff and Henkel knives! We have headed north, climbed the mountains (which look like gold carpeted hills) and down to the valleys where so much of our food is grown. We went north through Bakersfield on our way to the Col. Allensworth State Park in Earlimart. Actually we left Fantasyland today and entered the bowels of this state and came safely out...

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Jun 23, 2007 - Columbia, CA

We drove to Columbia State Historic Park and got a campsite nearby. We were here once before for a quick tour. This time we get to take our time. This is one of the gold rush towns. We took Highway 49 all the way here. Very curvy and lots of steep hills and steep downhills. Our fuel mileage went way down. Campsites here are kind of expensive. We have been paying $35 a night and we are used to paying half that. On the way here yesterday we stopped at Coulterville for lunch. It is a town built in 1850 and remains pretty much intact. We went...

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