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Oct 26, 2016 - Northern California

A few cleanup items before we go forward. I meant to mention that while in Oregon, we discovered it is one of only a few states where you are not allowed to pump your own gas. It took us a while to remember not to hop out of the car and start pumping. It sure reminded us of days gone by. Also, while we were in Florence, Oregon at the Elks Lodge, parked next to us was a motorhome with a tow car that had lettering on it that said “Picklosophy by Pat.” Of course that peaked Ed’s interest so he went to speak to the owner and discovered it was a...

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May 8, 2016 - Ukiah, CA - Redwood Empire Fairgrounds

The trip from Napa to Ukiah, CA was a short 96 miles through the Napa Valley countryside and up over the mountains before turning north on US 101 where we will remain at various points until the end of August. Sheila, our GPS, actually took us on the wrong route on CA 29/128 with the 128 portion being very slow and curvy through the mountains. This route was 10 miles shorter but about the same time as the 104 miles had we taken the correct, less mountainous way. While passing through the Napa Valley on CA 29, we passed many of the popular...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Eureka! I found Ukiah.

It's been a year since I updated the Journal. I kind of lost interest in it, as did my readers I guess since no one has asked me about it. The pictures are a mish mash of the past year. Anyway, I spent some time in the San Diego area and then headed over to near Fort Huachuca for a month, then over to Tucson for another month, then over to the Colorado River in AZ for a couple of months. My son, Ken, stopped by for a few days, grandson, Jud, did likewise. Another son, Mark, decided to move to South Carolina mostly because they were going to...

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Newt's Journal

May 7, 2014 - Long Day

Don't pay any attention to the map on the homepage for today's trip, it's just a straight line on the map. Our trip today was all over the map. We took off to the northeast so we could drive around the east side of the San Francisco Bay and then to head northeast of Napa. We were going to the town of Winters to stay at one of our ROD RV Resorts. Our GPS wanted to take us way east to Interstate 5 and add several hours to our trip. We checked the settings and found that we had checked "avoid tolls". We changed that and took Highway 680 past...

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Apr 1, 2014 - One of Those Days

I thought about several different titles for my blog today as we were traveling north through California. It could have been Green on Green for the beautiful scenery. John said at one point, It Sure Is Prettier Than the Desert. That would have worked. But I decided that being One of Those Days was appropriate and would actually incorporate all the other possibilities into it. -- We had a wonderful visit with Auntie Squeak and Uncle Steve. It is always such a pleasure to see them and I am fascinated at how well they are doing when both of...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 23, 2013 - Fog On Hwy 101

We had a good night sleep in our own beds even though they were cots with a thin foam mattress. We broke up camp as easily as we set it up. Everything stacked neatly in back of our Expedition. There was a lot if fog on Hwy 1 this morning. It looked like what one might expect along the ocean. There were many turn offs so we could look down at the rock cliffs and rough beaches. The wildflowers were incredible holding on to the cliff edge. Mainly succulents. We stopped for breakfast at a coffee shop and local hangout. I had rosemary herb bread...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Ukiah, CA - Redwood Empire Fairgrounds RV Park

Our trip from Bodega Bay to Ukiah was only 85 miles and pretty easy except for the first 30 or so through the hills to get back to US 101 from the coast. We are staying at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds RV Park. We have a 50 amp full hookup site with great Verizon and an easy shot to the satellite. To get 50 amps we had to stay in one of the narrow pull-through site where most travelers stay. There are some 30 amp back-ins around the perimeter that smaller units use. Friday, we finished off the PCH for us by driving over to the coast and...

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Oct 4, 2012 - Birthday in Ukiah

We are in going home mode, so we hit the road again heading to Ukiah. Highway 101 travels more inland at this point but we still had lovely scenery with forests and streams and bright fall colors on the deciduous trees. We found the Ukiah Elks lodge up on a hill with a lovely view of the area. They have a large Veterans Memorial Wall with names on plaques, honoring members of the community that served in any of the military branches. We were set up by noon and went into the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon we went in for a happy hour...

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Jun 15, 2012 - Day 18-20-Medocino Wine Country

Ukiah is beautiful. We drove up to Humboldt Redwood Forest, largest grove of trees 350 feet tall. The park is not crowded, very peaceful and serene. Driving to Russian River area today. Russian River vineyards were beautiful, stretching over rolling hills for miles. We enjoyed a wine tasting and lunch at Cork's, a restaurant at the Russian River Winery, then just drove along, viewing all the vineyards on both sides of the rode. We stopped and did another wine tasting at Thomas Edwards Estate. Their tasting room was in a man-made cave in the...

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California Trip

Jun 14, 2012 - Napa to Ukiah

We left Napa about 11:00 a.m. and traveled to Ukiah, California (a distance of 104 miles). We set up partial camp, and at 5:40 in the evening it is 99.6 degrees. Ukiah is a beautiful place and the drive here on Highway 101 was spectacular! This is our first post from Ukiah and we will start with some pictures of the Elks Lodge where we are staying. Mike and Nancy

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Travels In Serenity

Feb 1, 2012 - Last Day in the U.S.

We are at Jim's parents house in San Francisco...one last night in the U.S. with our friends and family. All of you (and you know who you are) have been so kind and generous to us. Your thoughts for a safe and adventurous trip are much appreciated. Dana, I'm sorry we missed you today, but you will be in our hearts in Argentina. We are very grateful to have the best family and friends anyone could ask for. With sentimental thoughts I will now drift off to sleep with images of your kind faces meandering through my mind. So...

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Jan 26, 2012 - The long and winding road....

Robert Burns wrote in his 1785 poem "To A Mouse,,," The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew . And so it is with our travel to Arizona. We had plans to leave Brookings - which was just a beautiful place - and stop next in Santa Rosa. Well we encountered some 'stuborn fog' that slowed our pace, and road work which on a few occasions caused us to just sit and wait. And winding roads. Before we left Josh said " you know that 101 has very curvy roads". Sure we knew that, but we had forgotten HOW MANY. We arrived at our planned gas...

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