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Oct 3, 2016 - Kelseyville,Lake County, CA

We left Plymouth in the rain. We had approx. a 4 hr. drive to our friends in Kelseyville. It is always nicer to travel if it is cooler. Especially in a vehicle without Air Con. Traffic was light and uneventful. It was great to see Jim and Claire again. We left them in Arizona in Feb. and have been planning this event (Abalone cookoff) since then. The weather in Lakeport was cool for a couple of days but that worked well for our wine tasting. Jim and Claire took us to a winery called Boatique.. The owner loves old wooden boats and has a...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Follow-up to East Asia

I did have one major regret during this trip. Yes, I understand that entering North Korea is not on everyone's bucket list. But I've experienced several dmz's in my travels and there's a certain thrill to them - walking through Cyprus' Green Zone; motoring through the Lachin Corridor into Ngorna-Karabakh. But MERS resulted in a closure of the DNZ to visitors. Maybe next time. I've finally managed to load photos. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to accomplish that without traveling with a laptop. This was a bit shorter and easier trip...

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Nov 4, 2014 - Benbow to Mendocino, CA

November 4, 2014 We woke up to find a Prevost parked next to us. Whoa, we are in a fancy neighborhood! For those of you who do not know “rigs” a Prevost is the Rolls Royce of RVs. They look like the very fancy tour buses, are really rolling condos and cost $400-500,000. Bob had to laugh because he met Jim, the owner, taking a shower in the camp!! He and his wife, Barbara, were intrigued with our Roadtrek (!) and came for a visit after breakfast. Very nice folks from Gig Harbor who were on their way to stay in Palm Desert for 4 months. Jim...

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May 31, 2013 - Rt. 20 to Ft. Bragg/Mendocino, CA

WE MADE IT! We’re finally on the left coast! This is a trip where our Active Air (stabilizing system) and the engine exhaust brake (Jake Brake) have paid for themselves! Poor Bob! Another road that was so winding that “Mr. GPS” keep telling us to “proceed to the highlighted route!” even though we WERE on the highlighted route. We finally had to mute the sound because it was so annoying. For 30 miles, we braved a 6% grade downhill with no straight relief; just “s” turn after “s” turn. We were on CA20 going west from Willits in the Russian...

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Jul 8, 2010 - Mendocino Coast

Photos will follow at a later date as I forgot my camera battery today and Bill took all the pictures. Today we again drove the serpentine road to Mendocino. It is amazing how fast the locals and the truckers drive the road. I pulled off at the turnouts to let 18 wheelers fly by me. I did not have the guts to go that fast! One hour of twisting and turning and two hours of recuperation. Our first stop was Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. It lies just 1 mile north of the town of Mendocino on the point that juts into the Pacific. It is such a...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Mendocino

We drove from Willits KOA to Mendocino,CA on the Pacific this morning in our cars. We left at 7:30 and it took 1 hour to drive the 32 miles of serpentine road. I mean this road twists and turns,climbs and descends the whole 32 miles. The longest straight-a-way is but a few hundred feet. If you get the chance, check out CA Rt.20 on Google Maps. Several of the turns are rated at 15 mph! It was a long but gorgeous drive through forests of stately pines and Sequoias-made more dramatic by the 10 giant logger trucks we met going like hell the...

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