As I write this we are home. Â Thus begins the unpacking, cleaning, etc. cycle. Â Since most of the last three days were travel related, the information may not be very exciting but here goes.
We left the Boomtown KOA and headed westbound on I80. Â I don’t think I have ever driven this stretch of road let alone with our trailer. Â The uphill was not bad to Donner pass as it was a short piece of long uphill. Â However the downhill into the central valley was a bit more. Â The warning sign stated 40 miles of downgrade! Â Ouch! Â However it was not as bad as advertised. Â There were stretches of 5-6% downgrades but they were relatively short.
We stopped at the first rest area on the downhill and it further provided evidence to my theory. Â The theory is that California puts its’ nicest rest areas as the first ones that travelers hit when they enter the state. Â Then they think ALL California rest areas are like that. Â Psstt. Â They aren’t.
We spent the night in Sacramento to visit Roxie’s sister for a bit.
The next day was the day everyone dreads in a vacation. Â The last one home. Â It was uneventful other than the temperature was over 100 after we left Stockton.
In summary, the trip was very good. Â It did prove that we can stay at length in this trailer. Â I am not sure we could do that in our old 25′. Â We will now anticipate the time when retirement comes (look on the right side of the blog to see the time).
I will probably have an addendum for the whole trip in a bit. Â This is after I see Roxie’s pictures and if I think of anything to say that I missed.
Thanks for reading the trip!