You know what they say about plans… My plan had been to leave Tule Lake NWR last Thursday morning and head out south for Jojoba Hills. I had also planned to stop not too far from Sacramento for a couple of days to visit with Gypsy and tour the capitol. So much for plans.
Very early last Tuesday morning, I was again hit with another bout of illness caused by my intolerance to Amoxicillin. I hadn’t taken any more pills, but it seems these reactions can start up again weeks or even months later. Hard to believe, but obviously true. I was knocked out of commission for another four plus days. It was slightly less severe than the last occurrence a month and a half ago, but any activities like crawling under the rig to clean and silicone the leveling jacks was out of the question until yesterday afternoon. I couldn’t even take the chance of driving into Klamath Falls to buy some ‘Depends’.
Even though the winds were stronger than I like for driving the rig this morning, I decided to chance an escape. I just didn’t want to be stuck too long at Tule since I had to drive through the Cascade Range and over the pass by Mount Shasta. The weather has been holding, but who knows how long it will last?
Thankfully the 175 mile drive to Red Bluff, CA, was uneventful overall. I gave a sigh of relief as I descended out of the mountains. I want to document my overnight stay here in case I return this same way next spring. I like this RV park much better than the place I stayed on the way north last spring.
The good things about this park are that it’s an easy off and on from I-5, the sites are fairly level, it’s well taken care of, and at $35/night is somewhat cheaper than many other parks in CA. Since I’m still recuperating, I have to be honest and say I really didn’t care what they charged.
The sites are pretty dang close to each other, and I’m happy that no one is staying next to me on the passenger’s side of the rig. The dog park is not fenced, and is just a gravel parking lot looking area. At this time of the year, the office is closed on Sundays, but since I had made a reservation and had cancelled twice, I was pleased to see that my site location and directions were left taped to the office door when I arrived. There are big trees at almost every site that provide great shade. However, if your satellite dish is on top of your rig like mine, forget about getting a signal. Cable TV with about a dozen stations is included, but I didn’t bother with that since I’m only here one night.
Tomorrow I’ll press on to Lodi, CA. The drive is about the same amount of miles. That’s the place I was going to stop at to visit Gypsy, but I’m just not up to doing touristy things right now, and I’m anxious to get to my destination. I hope tomorrow goes as smoothly as today.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy