|For our Wisconsin friends!|
We were headed to Bear Mountain RV Park north of Redding for a few days. They are Passport America members and the cost is listed at $12.00 a night for full hook-ups. Following the Garmin GPS out of Lassen National Park the GPS had us take a left out of Palo Cedro and a right onto Intermountain Road, which indicated the park was 4 ½ miles ahead. So far so good right? The GPS is counting down the miles and we are getting closer. After 2 ½ miles the road turns from blacktop to gravel. No big deal, we are 2 miles away, take it slow and easy and we will be there in a few minutes. A ½ mile later the road narrows to the width of a driveway, we are starting to get a little concerned and we joke that this looks like another adventure but hey…… the GPS is counting down! At 1.6 miles to the park the road goes up a hill and as we crest the hill and look over the other side the road disappears into a washout and turns into a 4x4 trail!
As I start to back up, I see two men walking down the ¼ mile driveway waving their arms. Oh crap, here we are miles off the main track, us on a driveway that says no trespassing and two guys coming
I stop, turn off the truck and we just kind of stare at the
road on front of us, knowing there is no way we can go forward. After a minute,
we get out and walk back down the road to see if there is someplace we can turn
around. A few hundred yards back there is a driveway, the problem is the “No Trespassing”
signs and that the driveway takes a pretty severe drop downhill and once I get
the rig pointed down the driveway, there is no guarantee I can back it up the
hill and turn the corner to turn it around. I am going to give it a try! I back
up to the driveway, look to my right and see llamas, sheep and a donkey staring
at me thinking “What the $%#% is that guy doing?!” I turn down the driveway and
as I ease the truck down the hill. The back of the truck is getting closer and
closer to the nose of the trailer as the trailer has not started down the hill
yet. The back of the truck actually touches the trailer before it follows the
angle down the hill. Okay…… we are on the driveway facing downhill and I am
|The GPS wanted us to go down this goat trail!|
|Our new best friends!|
Following the directions James provided, we were at Bear Mountain RV Park 15 minutes later.
We spent that day with Barb’s stepmom, Paula. We visited the Veterans Cemetery, Sundial Bridge and had a nice dinner at Logan Steakhouse. The following day, we visited with Paula along with Ron and Diana, Barb’s aunt and uncle. It was very nice to see them and have two days of much needed rest and visiting before our appointment at AM Solar on Monday!