A little change in plans.
While in Coarsegold, CA, we noticed that our satellite dish seemed to be locking on,
but our receiver from DirecTV was not receiving any signal.
We were under trees in Loomis, so there was no way to test it again.
George called both Winegard and DirecTV and each was blaming the other.
He called the next Camping World on our route, this one in Redding, CA.
Tommy, the satellite tech here was great, and found out that it was the turret in the satellite that was bad.
The manager made a call to Winegard, who approved the complete replacement,
and even upgraded the satellite, all under warranty.
It was all fixed by about 4:30 today, but George decided although it is only 1 1/2 hours to our next stop,
that he prefered to leave in the morning instead.
Since we had a couple day's layover, we did a little poking around Redding.
Last night we went out for some great Mexican food at a little place
recommended by our tech, called Cicada Cantina.
The food was great, and we enjoyed sitting outside (under cover!) while it poured down rain!
Today we found a little gem of an area.
We took a drive north on I-5 to a place called Sundial Bridge.
It was opened to the public..foot traffic and bikes only..on July 4, 2004.
It spans over the Sacramento river, and is the entrance to the Sacramento river trail system.
We really enjoyed the geese floating down the river.
There were a lot of nice plants and flowers that attracted butterflies..
..and a great museum..
We opted out of the museum..it was a little pricey, even the senior rate :-)
We'll be able to pull out of here tomorrow morning.
Our next location will be in the Mt Shasta area..
and we're a couple days behind!