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... they still had tread on them when we got home. Returning to the hotel room Brian had to break the news to Dana that it was already pretty warm outside. Warm would turn to HOT pretty soon.
We headed out, topped off the tires and began our long day. Dana had the foresight to bring along some Zipfizz. It’s an energy powder that you mix with your own water. She tossed one into each of our Camelbacks and those helped us get through ...
... some of the under-gear I bought years ago fits again. Halleluiah!
Some time back we discovered compressible bags that basically form a vacuum. You stuff them, seal one end and lay on top of them (or roll 'em up) and the air squirts out the other end. We are each packing three days worth of clothing. Using these bags, the clothing ends up taking up the space of one day's worth.
Also on the to-do lists are things ...
... grazing! So we got to the RV park, which is awesome and even delivers the paper to your site mon-sat, then we went out for dinner. At this point we were starving! There are a couple of breweries in town, so we picked the closest one, Hop Valley, and once again, had awesome food! And their seasonal beer was a honey flavored ale! After dinner we stopped to feed the cows across the street from the RV park, but they don't like bread! Oh well, we tried!
... all the stops I made at those places along our route-NOT. Some things don't change. The redwood trees are hard to describe....they are beautiful, incredibly tall and I really can't capture them on film but have included a couple shots.
We stop at the famous Mystery Trees with Paul Bunyan and Babe out front. Quinci talks me into walking through the displays and taking a gondola ride through the trees. I ...
... again.) This time it had been getting progressively worse for some weeks and we knew when we left for dinner in town that not being able to get back in was a very real possibility - so we left a living room window cracked open and a ladder handy! And here they are, the promised pictures of us sneaking in through an open window when we returned. ;)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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