The Wanderings Of Emrys travel blog


Lathrop, CA.

47 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

Being that I didn't have a sewer hookup at my site on the river, (none of the sites right along the river have sewer hookup), we had to stop at the dump station on our way out of the park. So, by the time Jim was done with that, it was about 10:25 before we pulled out.

From the park, we headed back to CA 99 and then headed NW on it for about 35 miles where we turned West on Rt. 152. 152 is a 4 lane road that took us over to I-5, where we turned Northwest again and headed up to Lathrop, which is just South of Stockton, CA.

Now, it would have been shorter to just stay on CA 99, but there are some very congested areas up in the Merced / Turlock / Modesto area and some of 99 up there is not Interstate type road. So , , , , Jim made the decision to take the longer route, rather than deal with all of that.

Anyway, once we got to Lathrop, we turned off on exit 463, followed some narrow local roads for a few miles and arrived here at the Dos Reis Regional Park, which is a San Joaquin County Park.

This is the park I mentioned yesterday. Jim and Linda found this park many years ago and have stopped here every time they've been in the area since then. It's a nice quiet park away from the city, it's well maintained, and the camp hosts have always been friendly and helpful. It is a small park though, and it's really not designed for a MH as large as I am. In fact, there's only 4 or 5 sites that I'd be able to get into, and the turns are really tight for me to get around.

I'm sure Jim will take some photos today, so I'll try to get some posted here tomorrow.

It was 1:35 when we pulled into the park so we had traveled 157 miles in about 3 hours and 10 minutes.

We'll be staying here for 2 nights. Nothing planned in the area, but Linda wants to catch up on some laundry and since I have full hook-ups here, (with 30 amp electric), it's a good place to do it.

Did you know that there are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually?



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