We are currently parked at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah, California. We wouldn’t be this far south already if it weren’t for us trying to get near a big city (San Francisco Bay Area) so we could meet with a doctor. This is Sharon’s six week follow up visit for her surgically repaired broken arm. Now we know why we shouldn’t be this far south or this far from the coast. It is hot here away from the Pacific Coast.
We didn’t do much on our last day near Garberville as we spent most of the day trying to find spots near the San Francisco Bay Area. Parks that we could afford and that didn’t have very weak reviews are hard to find. I would have never thought it would be this difficult. But we were able to land two days at Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah ($27 per night) and then we have four days at the Alameda County Fairgrounds ($30 per night). And I can’t even seem to find an available and affordable spot for a weekly stay between San Juan Bautista and Prunedale… but I will continue to look. At least we were able to sneak off and relax by the nearby Eel River one more time before we left.
The 140 mile drive from Richardson Grove Campground & RV Park was pleasant with highway 101 varying between divided highway and two lane narrow and curvy roads and thankfully nothing eventful occurred… just the way we like it. We will have to make a future pit stop for a repair to our exterior steps since the toothed gear that retracts them lost a few teeth and will no longer pull in the steps without assistance. Hopefully we will find a spot down the road where we can stay a week or a month (nearer San Diego) where we can get the repairs done.
This morning we plan to take a 142 mile loop drive that will take us away from the 100 degree temperatures forecasted for Ukiah today. We will drive part of Highway 1 along the coast where temperatures are expected to remain in the 60s.
The blog pictures today are some that we have taken during our journey from Washington to California since we didn’t really go anywhere the last few days so no new pictures to add to the blog.
From here we plan to spend a week here and there along the California Coast till we get near San Diego where we will look to stay a month or two somewhere in the area. Sure wished I had joined the Elks before now as they seem to be the places to stay here along the coast…