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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
17th Jul 2013 - Summer 2013
Day 42-July 17, 2013-To California

Day 42-July 17, 2013-California, here we come!
Drove 271 miles in 6 hours to Corning, CA, all on I-5 which went from boring to beautiful.
Hot today 100 but it goes down to mid-50’s at night, really weird!
Harry said driving today was “challenging” with all the twists and turns, ups and downs and all the semis on the road. We expected to have all our produce confiscated at the inspection station when we got into California like the past two years so we hadn’t gone shopping in a while. But when we got to the station they just waved us through. It was about 1PM and probably lunch time.
Snow capped Mt. Shasta (14,162’) was in front of us for a while and then east of us for quite a while. About an hour later we drove over Lake Shasta, which is the run off from the mountain, beautiful blue-green water and reddish sand. Lots of boating on the lake today.
As we got farther south the landscape changed again, now we’re seeing golden colored hills, pretty rolling hills covered in swaying grasses. We stopped in Corning, CA at a nice RV Park near Olive crops, another casino, and almond groves. We might be here a few days, it’s very relaxing and inexpensive. It’s right on Historic Route 99 which runs from Mexico to Canada and was replaced by I-5 in 1964. But there’s still lots of interesting things on this road and we might take it a bit south when we leave here to see some more Americana. It’s also called Golden State Highway and Main Street of California. The saying is “When you’re done getting your kicks on route 66 Wine and Dine on route 99” (someday I might use all this trivia stuff that I’m learning). Even though it’s 100+ during the day but 8:45 the sun sets, by 9:30 there’s almost a chill in the air and it gets down to the 50’s during the night. Nice weather! Campground owners, Mike & Julie are great, they told us all the best places to go. Seems everybody at this campground has 2 or more little dogs (except us).



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17th Jul 2013  Mt. Shasta

17th Jul 2013  Lake Shasta

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