We left the hatchery in Hebo, Oregon on Saturday morning.
We knew we only had about a 4 hour drive,
but with it being the start of Labor Day weekend,
we wanted to get a head start, so we left at 8 am.
Lawrence was working the weekend, so we got to give him a hug goodbye :-)
We made our way over windy route 22 to route 18.
It was an easy ride and a lot less traffic than we expected.
By no time we were on I-5 south.
We pulled into a Pilot truck stop in Oakland, OR at about 12:30 pm.
We wanted to get there early to beat the trucks
who normally start pulling in at around 3-4 pm.
We basically had the place to ourselves!
George found a perfect spot that we could bump our slides out a bit.
Unfortunately it was also 90 degrees out. Yikes!
That's ok. I took my computer inside,
where there was a Denny's.
We grabbed something for dinner..
it was not the best..but they did have a special..
chopped steak with a glass of Merlot for $3.00.
The Merlot, not the whole dinner :-)
George had the chopped steak, I had the Merlot.
When we went back out to settle in, it was pretty warm.
We opened the windows, but as the trucks started coming in,
we had to put in our passenger side slides.
We left the bedroom window open and the window in the slide,
and it finally cooled off about 3 in the morning :-(
Today we got going about 8 am as well. Our initial plan was to stop in Weed, CA
and stay in the Pilot there overnight with the view of Mt. Shasta.
However, we pulled in, fueled up, and saw the temperature was 89 degrees.
George suggested that we keep moving on another hour to Redding.
We have an appointment here at Camping World on Tuesday to get our living room slide adjusted.
It doesn't seem to be opening all the way, leaving a small gap.
The nice part about a Camping World is that we have electric hookup.
We were here back in May to have our satellite replaced,
so we are very comfortable with our site.
The temp here is 96!
The air conditioning is working overtime, on CW's dime :-)
Tomorrow is Labor Day, but we can do some sightseeing a bit.
We remembered this great Mexican restaurant..
that may be dinner tomorrow night!