Sleepy Pines Motel
Travel Blogs from Portola
... a dip in the hot springs pool to relax a little before hitting the trail together. "Come on, it'll be Shirley's birthday and we have to celebrate." We play in the pool, we hike, we laugh, and we enjoy the company of our friends again.
Day 64: The alarm rings and Yannick wakes Shirley by singing "Happy Birthday." The morning starts out nicely with a gentle breeze blowing through the leaves of our first alder trees on the ...
... huge sign painted on the windows of a building in Quincy "God Bless our Troops and Our Firefighters!"…I think that says it all. )
Stopped in a Rest Area next to the flowing Feather River…and took pix of a few of the informational signs. On this part of the trip, we saw only a few logging trucks (full and empty) and they were coming toward us…vs. riding our bumpers….So that was good.
yuck--too many things to pack and not enough room(or weight allowance)
new restrictions on luggage is making this a tough nut.
i GUESS I NEED TO WEAR THE SAME CLOTHES FOR 2 1/2 WEEKS, or pay a "fine"
somehow I can overcome this--if I leave out makeup and travel guides!
Won't be long now.......
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the time is getting short--we talk among us to be sure we all have EXACTLY what we need for this trip. Now we are looking at weather forecasts. This is a good time, too to watch the vlue of the dollar--so far it has been a killer in terms of exchange--may beg better(or worse.).
Still have decided it this is the blog site I will use--our train tickets have arrived, I hve my new toothbrush, so I am ready to go. Everything I need does fit in the bag with weight to spare--
the itinerary is printed and being distributed to anyone who is interested----
We are keeping an eye on the fact the the UK has increased their terrorist watch level