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Jul 7, 2016 - Vacaville

Vacaville, CA: July 7th. After the repair work in Riverside, CA we headed northwest on up to Visalia on 99 (north of Bakersfield) missing as much of LA, and the traffic associated with it, as possible. We set up in a park under a lovely shade tree. It was still hot there – high 90’s to low 100’s in the day and down into the 60’s at night. We drove into Sequoia National Park and explored and did some small hikes. The sequoia trees are truly magnificent. Dave and Cara joined us here and we spent the next couple of days exploring more of the...

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Apr 20, 2016 - Vacaville, CA

There are no pictures of the potlucks we had at the park. We even had a gift exchange and celebrated a birthday. Most of our days were spent talking. These pictures are from our last dinner out. We all went to Fosters Bighorn. They have this huge collection of mounted African animals that the owner shot in the 20's 30's 40s and 50's. The food was OK, nothing to right home about. On our last night we had a big potluck. In the morning we all hugged and said goodbye. Some them like Sam and Sharron we may not see again. Since Debbie does not...

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Apr 19, 2016 - Vacaville, CA

We did a tour of the Jelly Belly factory just like we did 8 years ago. Sam and Sharron drove us where ever we were going for the day. Twice while we were out we at at In-N-Out Burger. The women went shopping twice while Sam and I waited forever in the truck. This time we only bought an very small amount of Jelly Bellys.

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Apr 17, 2016 - Vacaville, CA

We got to the Vineyard RV park for our HitchHiker rally a day early. This rally is a recreation of one 8 years ago. It was the first one we went on with people from the HitchHiker Forum. This was the start of Susan and I making tons of new friends. These friends we see all the time in various places. We have even traveled with most of them. First night was hugs and happy hour. This day we went to take a train ride on an electric train. It used to be a local train for passengers. It was in business until more roads were built and cars drove...

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Apr 16, 2016 - Off to the Beer and Beans Rewind in Vacaville

After getting set up and greeting new arrivals, Richard, Jamie and I drove to Sacramento to see Lucas play baseball again. It was a good game, their opponent was the best team in the league. They actually led for a while but alas, they lost 9 to 6. Agenda Day 1: The REWIND began at 5:30 with the official B&B Photo at the Clubhouse on the back of Debbie's truck which once belonged to Richard. We remembered those original folks who couldn't attend by holding signs with their names on them and in the position where they stood before. Debbie's...

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Apr 22, 2014 - Napa Valley Tour

Yesterday we left the Russian River valley and drove north to Geyserville before heading south into the Alexander Valley and the Napa Valley. CA 128 runs through the heart of wine country with vineyards as far as you could see. Some of the biggest names in wine operate in this area. We stopped for lunch at the Hydro Bar & Grill in Calistoga. Calistoga is noted for its hot springs spas. The local specialty is immersion in hot volcanic ash known as a mud bath. Nearby attractions include an artificial geothermal geyser known as the "Old...

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Oct 24, 2013 - Vacaville overnighter

Only 10 miles of Hwy 101 lived down to the very low standards I expect of California highways today. The balance of the 161 miles on the road surpassed expectations and were quite acceptable as a result. Again weather conditions were excellent with only a little fog as we neared the northern part of San Francisco Bay. Traffic was light to moderate and we didn't experience any crazy drivers to speak of. I don't mind metro area drives like this at all. We left Willits at about 9 AM and arrived at our overnight destination in Vacaville at...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Final preparations

After several weeks of hard work cleaning, painting and repairing, we finally listed our rental house in Fairfield in June. It sold in just 3 days with our buyers asking for a 30 day escrow. All the inspections came out pretty good but we did have some heavy water damage in the kitchen and one bath. Poor George has had his hands full trying to get the repairs done in the final week of escrow. Hopefully, everything will pass and we will be off on Friday, July 12th. We bought a new 40 ft. Itasca motorhome which we just love. It has plenty of...

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Apr 13, 2013 - Gotta be a better way............

I'm a little too tired to make a calm analysis of the 307 mile drive from Bakersfield to Vacaville in California today, but I can honestly say that there has to be a better way to move north and south in the western part of the country. Adding to our problem, the grandkids live in the SF Bay Area, making avoidance of California a non starter...at least to my dear wife. We drove Hwy 99 last fall when traveling from Oregon down to Arizona and didn't find it too bad. Today's transit of that same stretch of roadway was absolutely awful. Between...

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Nov 9, 2012 - Back to where it all started

We had a very easy 155 mile travel day today after a cold foggy start in Willits. The morning temperature was a crisp 30 degrees but the sun came out and the day became quite comfortable just north of Santa Rosa. At this, our 250th stop as full timers, we have come back to the park where we started it all back in March of 2006. We spent two weeks at Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville, CA while I finished up my work career in Benicia. During that time Juanita finished sorting through household goods, packed the trailer and moved remaining items...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Fruits and nuts?

We got up early, ate breakfast and took care of what was necessary before leaving for ‘Old Sacramento’. We made a stop a Camping World and ended up spending over an hour considering the many things that would make our life easier or a bit more interesting. We ended up purchasing an RV wash and wax, a new clip for our closet door and a new cover for our waste water drain. They tell me it is not nice to leave that stuff along the highway. On our way to Sacramento a large highway sign announced, “Local Fruits and Nuts Next Exit”. REALLY?!...

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Sep 15, 2012 - Looking forward

We got up at about 8:00 and prepared breakfast at our leisure. Ruthie tried to finish a book she has been reading and we left the campground close to noon. Driving on highway five is so much quicker than the scenic routes but so much less eventful. The scenery goes by quickly and we now look longingly at the mountains in the distance. It is still early afternoon when we arrive at Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville, CA. We chose this place to stay because it is rather centrally located between, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, and some really...

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