Saturday, November 9, 2013

Good-bye Seattle, Hello California

PA290028(Jan) Our family time in Seattle is over and we’ve headed south.  We want to thank Jackie & Butch and Josh & Sarah for their hospitality.  We are so fortunate to be able to park our RV on both of their IMG_20131104_150955_056properties while we’ve visiting!  It’s pretty wonderful to just walk out our door and be able to join family activities. That’s Chuck & Jan, his mom, and Jackie & Butch on the left and Jan, Joanne, Butch & Jackie on the right.We sure enjoyed our time being with Joanne and with Jackie & Butch when they returned from their travels.

Below are some of our favorite photos from our time with Josh and Sarah & kids.

IMG_20131102_195136_566Gramma, Isaac, Ali & JJ putting together one of the many puzzles we did PA310038Power Rander Ali handing out Halloween candy, Isaac & JJ are in back PA310030JJ in pink ready to go Trick or Treating with daddy
IMG_20131102_102841_797Having cake with the family for Sarah’s birthday! 1383514308875Gramma and Ali playing Chop Sticks IMG_20131102_175831_052Isaac & Grampa with their finished puzzle

PB060001Our trip south on I5 has been beautiful as the fall colors are decorating the hill sides. Our first night’s stop was Canyonville, Oregon. The next day after a fun walk IMG_20131107_124435_865around Seven Feathers Campground we headed over the Siskiyou mountains and down into California. We stopped at several nice roadside rest areas for walks, one near Mount Shasta, pictured at right. We decided to spend the next couple of nights in Redding, California. Win-River Casino has a nice RV Park for $24/night with $30 Free Play at their Casino. They also make a great burger at their restaurant. But what really brought us to the town was their Sundial Bridge and their excellent hiking/biking trails. The bridge, with it’s translucent structural glass floor, was designed by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, It was built for $23,500,000 and opened July 4, 2004. We enjoyed a fun afternoon biking across the bridge and the trails along the Sacremento River. One of the interesting stops on the trail was an abandoned sand and aggregate plant required for the construction of the Shasta Dam. Another was going down to the river’s edge to spot Chinook Salmon in the water.

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We arrived in Walnut Creek, California Friday late afternoon with the rush hour traffic. We will be staying at the Elks Club for the next several days to visit with my brother Ron & Sister-in-law Scarlett.

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