Another beautiful California morning to travel, our last day on the road to reach our destination. Only about 250 miles to go, an easy day for us. Or so we thought.
Traveling North on Route 99, we discovered another candidate for our "Worst Road" competition. The highway was lined with beautiful flowering bushes on the median.
As nice as the flowers were, we wished California would have spent more on the road surface and less on bushes.
We rattled along the highway, listening to the sounds of dishes rattling in our cupboards and fillings in our teeth loosening as we encountered another interesting California phenomenon: drivers merging onto the highway without even looking to see traffic coming. Good thing we have air horns on the Journey.
We slowed down or moved over to make room for the merging cars as often as we could, but three times there was no way for us to do either and relied on the horns to waken the merging drivers to our presence. I guess a large, 40 foot motorhome towing a car is hard to see. Or maybe I'm just not familiar with California driving styles. I survived drivers in New York City and Washington, DC, so I think I'll get the hang of it here.
We originally planned on getting a site at the nearby fairgrounds but it turned out they are filled up for the near future, they operate on a first come, first served basis. When we talked to their office several days ago, they said they didn't anticipate any problem getting a site. Fortunately our son drove over there late Sunday morning and found them all filled up, giving us a warning.
We looked up a few other campgrounds and found one that fit our needs but wouldn't have an opening until Monday afternoon. So, on to Plan B.
We are able to fit in our son's driveway and spent the night there. Later today, we'll be heading to the nearby campground for our stay here visiting the granddaughters. Let the spoiling begin! :c)
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