We are in the process of downsizing and moving into one of our final moves. We will be staying in the central PA area but will still be keeping an eye open for something down south. Afterall, being a snowbird has it’s benefits. Like no shoveling snow. Oh, and did I mention, no shoveling snow.
Of course one of the major drawbacks to a move is the disconnecting and reconnecting of utilities — such as internet. So much for the reason, not excuse, for the delay in this posting…
Well we left you last time at the half-way point of our road trip. Assuming we didn’t get lost in the Redwood forest we will be spending the night of “Day 48″, Aug 15th, between Eureka and Redding, CA. We should be getting a before noon start on “Day 49″, Aug 16th as we head west to Lassen County where we will be right in the middle of where
We will probably get there too late to enjoy any of it so our plans are to spend “Day 50″, Aug 17th, exploring the area. The following day with an early start we expect to arrive in Reno, NV by noon. I guess we will take in a little gambling and spend the night of “Day 51″, Aug 18th, in the biggest little city in the world.
We will head out early on “Day 52″, Aug, 19th with plans of spending a leisurely day passing thru Virginia City, Silver City, and into Carson City, NV where we again will spend the night. Since there is so much to see and do in this general area, we may have to use up one of our option days. As I said before, we had six extra days to play with and used one in MT. Possibly one in OR and now one here in NV.
Getting an early start on “Day 53″, Aug 20th, we will travel back west through the Lake Tahoe area and on over to Sacramento, CA. Again we will spend the night and get up early on “Day 54″, Aug 21st and do our Capitol thing before heading out to San Francisco. Our plans are to spend a couple nights in the Bay Area and maybe do the “Wine Thing”.
We will probably leave early on “Day 57″, Aug 24th, and head down to Monterey. We are not sure of the route we will be taking and could use some help here. I guess we could follow the coast and go thru Santa Cruz but we would bypass San Jose. And if we go to Santa Fe, I’m not sure of how the roads are to Santa Cruz from San Jose. HELP!
We won’t spend much time in Monterey and will probably leave early on “Day 58″, Aug 25th to head south to San Luis Obispo. Again not much time is originally set aside for this part of the trip. The original idea was to leave early on “Day 59″, Aug 26th and head to Santa Monica. But common sense is telling me now that this is just too much coastal area and beach towns to just pass through without exploring. So once again we may have to use one of our option days which now brings us down to just two left.
Once we arrive in Santa Monica, we have intentions of spending a full “Day 60″, Aug 27th on the beaches or maybe taking a tour on into Hollywood.
As you may know, Santa Monica, CA is known as the final destination on RT 66. Well for us, when we get back to you real soon with Part VI it will be the beginning of our trip back east with still lots to see. See you then, and again, thanks for riding along.