Day 19- Saturday – July 13, 2013
0600 Up with Rocco – get him outside so he can take care of business. He’s not used to going on an elevator to get outside.
0700 Go to Starbucks. Stop for gas, $3.81/gallon
0954 Leaving hotel
1000 Sign for JoeBob’s Chicken Joint – voted best wings in 2006
1002 Stop for Jack in the Box breakfast
1036 California state line
1043 Tahoe National Forest
1050 Agriculture Inspection Station – get waved through
1057 Stop at Subway. Sign outside says “Snow and ice fall from the roof – park at your own risk!”
1109 Leaving Subway- we even got cookies and chips this time!
1120 Donner State Park picnic area to eat. Felisa gets a splinter.
12:05 p.m. It’s too busy here today – not really relaxing. Might as well get going.
12:10 p.m. Stop at the museum for a bathroom break
12:35 p.m. Donner Pass summit , elevation 7,135 feet
1:11 p.m. Girl Scout Camp drop off complete
1:31 p.m. I-80 west
2:00 p.m. Secret Town Road
2:31 p.m. Rocklin,CA – stop for food at Arby’s. Current temperature here in the valley, 98 degrees.
3:11 p.m. Sign for Jimboy’s Tacos
3:45 p.m. Stockton. Construction traffic.
4:00 p.m. Turn off for the I-205. Traffic finally eases up.
4:09 p.m. Stop for gas, $4.09/gallon. Grab some fruit from the fruit stand as well as cold water and chocolate from the mini mart. Expensive fruit here – 2 peaches cost $2.
4:53 p.m. Trucks full of something red, heading north. What could it be? Peaches? Tomatoes? Red peppers?
5:03 p.m. Heard a story on the radio that says sweat does not clog pores and that you should shower before you exercise, not after. Say what?
5:21 p.m. Radio announcer recommends that pedestrians use only a single earbud for safety. It helps maintain awareness of what is around you. I totally agree. I always use single earbuds when out walking the dog.
6:03 p.m. Pleasant Valley State Prison
6:18 p.m. Stop for gas in Kettleman City. $4.26/gallon. Current temperature, 99 degrees.
6:36 p.m. Back on the road. Our final leg of the trip.
6:45 p.m. Cop! (But he wasn’t interested in me, thank goodness!)
6:59 p.m. San Luis Obispo County. Getting closer!
8:04 p.m. Can see the ocean! Temperature is now 61 degrees.
8:10 p.m. Oops! Almost missed the exit for Arroyo Grande.
8:14 p.m. Home Sweet Home!
Total miles = 5,581