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Continuing South

Red Bluff, California: That was a very late night! World Series going into extra innings, causing me to miss Poldark, and then staying up to watch Poldark on the DVR. Love me some Ross Poldark. We were not early risers this morning.

Dave happily had a good long swim in the heated indoor pool at Seven Feathers RV Resort before we checked-out. Not a great swimmer, Dave really began to love the exercise during his rehab from his first knee surgery in February in Indio. He will be happy to return to the Motorcoach Country Club's three swimming pools.

So we left Canyonville, heading south, stopped for a lunch break until we reached Red Bluff and booked a one-night-only site at Durango RV Resort.

Durango RV Resort is on the Sacramento River

After setting up camp, we took a long walk. People were fishing in the river, hikers and bikers were exercising. It was 74 degrees. Quite a change from our last few weeks in Oregon. So nice to feel the sun.

The staff at Durango RV Resort almost always give us one of the super-long pull-throughs with hook-ups at the front and rear of the site. Many options.

Our dinner this evening was a little ambitious, even for me, in a motorhome. For some reason, I was craving Chicken Katsu (Japanese fried chicken cutlet) with Katsu sauce. Conveniently, the ingredients were in our bus. I pounded two boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can also use breasts fillets) flat, dredged them in flour, dunked them in a beaten egg, dredged them in panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) and then fried them in a little sunflower oil. (It's Japanese fried chicken, and this dish is traditionally made with a pork cutlet.) The fried chicken is served with Katsu dipping sauce. You can make the sauce yourownself, or purchase it in a bottle at your favorite Asian grocer - I like this one from OtaJo. (NOTE: it may also be called Tonkatsu Sauce... the "ton" part meaning pork.)

I served the cutlet over a bed of Japanese short-grain rice, with Katsu sauce for dipping.

I also served a Sunomono salad (super-thin sliced cucumbers dressed in rice vinegar, a teeny bit of salt and a little sugar - garnished with white or black sesame seeds). Having a Japanese-style mandoline slicer is a great help in shaving a cucumber into nearly transparent slices. I like the RV-friendly Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Adjustable Mandoline so much, I bought another for our house in Portland. Four different slice depths are available with a simple twist. Super-easy clean up, dishwasher safe and it comes in many colors. The Kyocera slicer has a finger-safe cover to use as well. The other salad served tonight was just plain old iceberg lettuce (left over from a wedge salad a few days ago) with a miso dressing.

Until my next update, I remain, your "no longer wearing a sweater" correspondent.

RV Park: Durango RV Resort - Full service park with pool, hot tub, fitness center, rally facilities/lodge room, small store, sport court, bocce, massage/spa, easy pull-through and back-in sites. 30/50 amp. Some live-ins. Free wifi and cable television. Bathhouses and laundry. Walk to (kinda bad discount chain) grocery store. Freeway noise, but on the Sacramento River. We paid $47 with Good Sam discount. This is a very nice RV park!