Corning, California: A long day of driving - all of it south on I-5. How many times have we started a RV trip driving south of I-5? A hundred? Feels like a million. Yes, a beautiful drive... but after the millionth time so many times, it does get just a tadrepetitious. Luckily I have Solitaire on my phone to keep me occupied. Apparently My Driver keeps himself occupied by piloting a 45-foot motor coach (with a small Honda attached).
I did look up from my mini-screen long enough to see a rafter of wild turkeys along the interstate! Better hide, ladies - Thanksgiving is coming soon!
Further on down the road, we had a very interesting experience. A man in a mini-van (with Oregon plates) passed us and then sped ahead, pulled-over, hopped-out of his vehicle and flashed us the Oregon "O" hand signal (example in photo, left
) as we passed him. Then, he jumped back in his car, passed us again and continued on his way. We are thinking he was probably very disappointed to find a middle-aged couple in a pretty University of Oregon-themed bus - instead of football coach Chip Kelly driving the team to Berkeley. Sorry, dude, but GO DUCKS - and we appreciate (and understand) your enthusiasm.
Rolling Hills Casino RV Park. Just a place to park - with full hook-ups - and everything is self-serve. The above photo shows the "check-in desk". Put your credit card or cash in the parking meter and a ticket will spit-out. Choose any site. The sites are not even numbered. For $25, the site is yours until noon the next day. Walk over to the casino or stay "home" and watch the Miami of Ohio v Bowling Green Fog Bowl on television. (We chose the latter).
After worrying so much about snow and ice - it was very nice to arrive to a campsite in full sun and temperatures into the high 50's. We set-up camp (pushed a few buttons) before dark and settled in to relax.
You didn't forget about that lasagna
, did you? Half-baked and frozen last Thursday, the lasagna thawed in the sink today while we drove. All I had to do was place the lasagna in the oven tonight. I know it looks gooey and cheesy - but it was made with low-fat mozzarella and fat-free ricotta. I put enough fresh basil in the layers that no one missed the fat. It was delicious.
Tomorrow we continue south. Our adventure includes crossing the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
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Until my next update, I remain, your road warrior correspondent.