Thursday 30 June 2005

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Awake: 6:45am Temp 61 Clear Overnight @ Ashland, OR

This morning we both do our “get the coach ready for travel” routine.
We will miss this campground…it’s been absolutely great & close to the
activities that we wanted to engage in + more. The Rogue Valley is
beginning to heat up & I want to escape to the mountains & be cool for the
upcoming holiday.

Leave Emigrant Lake & the Point RV Park @ 11:07am….a short trip today but
we do stretch it out a little by visiting a rest stop/info center when
entering California. Kathy then loads up with the pamphlets & magazines
of what to see & do in Northern California.

Arrive @ the Waiiake Trailer Haven in Yreka, CA @ 12:20pm. Nice place with
shady parking sites & its big rig friendly. We are somewhat disappointed
that our cell phone coverage here is nil. That alone perhaps might feed
our decision to stay just for tonight.

Today’s travel: 1+16 time 43.5 miles 8.13 gal 5.35 mpg 37.4 avg speed

After parking & opening our slides, we drive to the downtown area of Yreka
(5 min). We did a rather extensive driving tour of this town on March 27,
2004 but did not visit their museum, so today’s the day for that. Yreka
downtown is much like the town of Jacksonville, OR as gold was also
discovered during the 1850’s & this town grew rapidly as well. Today Yreka
has over 75 homes on the National Historical list & many downtown
buildings in addition to that.

We do a little walking around town, pausing at each building to read the
plaques about their past history…but soon find ourselves ducking into some
of the air conditioned buildings just to keep our cool. The temp today has
leveled out above the 90 degree mark.

That does it: over to the Siskiyou County Historical Museum we go. It’s a
small museum but the items, pictures, dioramas & stories are well
portrayed. 1.5 hrs later, we’ve looked & read enough. For the size, this
museum presents a lot of history & they’ve done it without any federal
funds. Each yr, the curators tell us, there will be more to see….so come
back….over time, we might just do that!

During our street walking, I use a pay phone to call an 800 number & start
planning our next destination. We heard a few local rumors during our
short visit downtown that the place to be over the 4th of July is Mount
Shasta City…35 miles south. Now the campground I am talking with in Mt
Shasta City tells me they are all filled up & the people there signed up a
year in advance to solidify their parking site. As I am about to hang up,
the lady tells me to “wait a minute!” On another line, there’s just been a
cancellation…if you want it; you’d better grab it fast. I do &
tomorrow…that’s where we will go.

7:25 dinner: Hamburger with Stilton blue cheese, fried golden potatoes,
cauliflower & broccoli, spinach salad + toasted garlic bread.

Late evening: watch movie on cable: It’s a Date” with Deanna Durbin. I
liked this movie a lot…..Kathy however, did not like the way it started
out & soon lost interest.
High today: mid 90’s Lights out: 11:22pm

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