Who turned up the heat? Heading east...

Trip Start Jul 05, 2012
Trip End Aug 01, 2012

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Quality Inn Fresno
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of United States  , California
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 11 - We wake up to temperatures in the low 60's at our San Mateo hotel and by the end of this day end up in Fresno, temperature 97. The coast has such wonderful weather. We hate to leave. It is very sad saying goodbye to the California Coast. We will drive about 200 miles today.

Art has found a flea market that is 30 miles south in San Jose. So we head that way after breakfast. It is the largest flea market in the country the ad says, and we don't doubt that the ad was right. It was huge. Much bigger than the state fair that is held at the Ag Center each year. The parking lot is so large that there is a crane in the center of it with two patrol cops sitting in a bucket high up with binoculars, just monitoring the parking lot!

We spend an hour or two walking through the flea market. We do not get to see even half of it. If we had a trailer or more room in the car, then we could have found a lot of things to take home. We eat barbecue ribs there and then set out to find the exit, which took us a while to do! 

The temperatures are in the high 80's.

We set our GPS for Fresno and head out. We do not travel far before we realize how beautiful a drive this is, through the California high mountains with no trees, just brush and grass. Then we round a curve and see a huge lake among the mountains, a reservoir. The road travels around the lake and it is an awesome sight.

The rest of the drive to Fresno is very nice too. Art is so happy to be out on the open road, NO TRAFFIC!!!. We listen to our Pandora Radio all the way there. We get to Fresno around 6:30 and find a very hot place, but a very cool room and a very cool restaurant on site.

This has been a very nice day and we look forward to Monday, our trip through Yosemite National Park.

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Terry on

Sharon you are doing a great job. Art is walking around with his chin on his chest. He can not beleive there is life outside of Gerton. lol So glad the two of you are doing this and oh yeah Happy 30th.

srhodes on

Thanks Terry! I am so glad you guys are enjoying our journey with us. Thanks for all the emails too. Art is loving the driving a lot more than he ever thought he would.

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