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May 11, 2017 - Repair Stop/ Green Acres rv park

Hello We are here in Redding,California @Green Acres rv park which is next door to Redding rv Center where we have a 2p appointment Tommorrow to install the $960 dollar motor. We are HAPPY HAPPY that this occured b4 our Extended warranty expires in oct. Looks like only 2 days here and somewhere Out of the city for Mothers day weekend. The drive over the mountains sucked again but this time throw in rain,but atleast im getting experience. Pouring cats and dogs as i type but were 2 thumbs up for getting in and setup b4 the deluge. HAPPY...

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Apr 25, 2017 - Redding, California

We had a pretty easy travel day, only about 150 miles. We decided to go a different route instead of waiting for Highway 101 to open fully. They did say it is open one way now, that would mean a lot of waiting in line for the other lanes to be cleared. Our route to Redding was much faster and easier. We passed by some beautiful lakes along the drive, one area looked like a little version of Switzerland. They even had some restaurants in the area named after ones in Switzerland. We got a pull through site in Redding where we didn't even have...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Redding, CA

Redding, CA / Mt Shasta We left the Oregon Coast, which we had enjoyed tremendously, and drove to I-5 again. We enjoyed the drive very much,because the scenery changed from evergreen forest to farmland and back again to forest. We had a wonderful view of Mt. Shasta as we drove, and later we wished we had stopped to take a picture, because when we got to Shasta Dam, the view was not as clear. Shasta Lake is the largest lake in California and was created by the damming up of the Sacramento River. It has over 360 miles of shore line, and is a...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Aug 6, 2016 - Redding, CA

Well, today’s drive was interesting. Jay asked if we’d be going over any mountains. I told him I didn’t think so, but I didn’t know. Well, 3 of our 3 ½ hours on the road were climbing mountains and then descending them. Although the views were beautiful during the time I had my eyes open, it was a stressful day for me…..and I WASN’T driving! Seriously, though, it was a beautiful drive through many pine forested mountains with snow covered Mt. Shasta in view for a good portion of the drive. What a magnificent volcanic mountain. We entered...

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May 17, 2016 - Redding, CA

Today we headed up to Redding Elks Lodge. We crossed the Benicia Bridge, part of the San Francisco Bay Bridge system which are all toll bridges. It was $5 per axle, so motor home plus tow car = 5 axles = $25 to cross. We made a couple rest stops, and had lunch at Black Bear Café. We started to see Mt Shasta and also Mt Lassen in the distance. Both impressive even at this distance. The GPS took us into Redding Elks from south through old town Redding, a bit of a pain, we should have followed directions in book from the north. We set up and...

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Apr 29, 2016 - A stop in Redding, Ca.

We left Lancaster on the 27th & headed for Redding, Ca.(driving 545 miles). We actually are working our way to Eugene, Oregon...we are in need of a repair on the 5th-wheel...we think. We had a puddle of water under it while in Lancaster & think it was a water pressure issue that took a toll on a water line seal. Hey...this rig is 10 years old already, bound to be something going haywire. Anyways, since we were having to pass through Redding , we decided to stop in & see my high school friend Toni (still best friends). We stayed at the Elks...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Apr 16, 2016 - Premier RV Resort (4/10 - 4/12/16)

We are in Redding, CA at the Premier RV Resort. This is a really nice park with great sites. Our site is next to a grassy area that fronts a small creek. It has very good facilities: bathroom/showers, laundry room, lending library. You can also check out DVDs at the office. The volunteers that work in the office are very courteous and friendly. On Monday we decided to take a road trip up to Lassen Volcanic National Park. The weather was a bit iffy, but the drive was quite beautiful. We ran through one spot that was very foggy, but that...

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Jun 3, 2015 - They Moved Mt. Shasta!

We were up and all hooked up early and on the road before 7:00 am. We took Highway 20 east over the coastal range, around Clear Lake, to Interstate 5 where we headed north once again. The ride through the coastal mountains was pretty and all the traffic was headed the other way, still it is windy and stressful driving for our captain. -- When we turned north on 5, we expected to see Mt. Shasta looming large in the distance but today, there was no mountain to be seen. What the heck? Did they move it since we last traveled this way two months...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Apr 25, 2015 - Redding, California

We left Sparks, Nevada and arrived at our next destination – Redding, California. It was a bit of a long drive (200 miles) for us. That’s about our upper limits for driving in one day. We’re parked at the Elks lodge and it is a perfect location for us. The lodge is located along the Sacramento River. There is an eleven mile paved river trail right outside our door. Perfect! Oh, and there is also a twenty mile rails-to-trail paved trail that winds it way up to the base of Shasta Dam. Those were really enjoyable bike rides. To top it off,...

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Oct 27, 2014 - Over night with Jerry & Linda

We closed escrow on the house Thursday and we're now headed to Seattle to be with Debbie. Unfortunately, she has deteriorated and is not expected to live more than a few weeks. We are anxious to make haste to spend a little more time with her. This afternoon, Jerry & I found the right parts to make our new Weber BBQ grill compatible with the propane gas accessory port on the side of our motorhome. Jerry & Linda grilled chicken for our evening meal which was outstanding as always. Then the girls challenged us to Pinochle and us guys were...

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Dream On

Jul 28, 2014 - Roasting in Redding

We left cool, comfortable Aptos around 9:30am this morning. Figured the commuters were already at work and we would not have much traffic. We met John and Sandy at a large turn out about a mile away since neither of us have big enough turn around on our streets. They are traveling with us for part of our trip and then heading off to another RV rally of their own. RV rallies are very popular ! The drive to Redding was fairly uneventful. Sandy did notice I wasn't using my turn indicators, which she thought odd since I usually am pretty good...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Moved on to Redding, Ca

On the 26th we left Canyonville & moved on to Redding, California. We are here to visit one of my best friends (Toni) from my high school days. Last time we were here was in 2012, so it was time to catch up on life. We have done a little sight seeing & re-visited Burney Falls State Park (I had taken photos of the falls before, but I lost them somewhere/somehow....so I wanted to re-shoot them. We are enjoying our time here with Toni & plan on being with her & her family on the 4th of July & taking in the firework show. We haven't been to...

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