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Dec 19, 2019 - Stockton CA

It was a good day traffic wise,have not been on this section of the I-5 in years. We are staying at the RiverPoint Landing Marina-Resort. Pretty nice place on the San Joaquin river and in a gated complex. No freighters tonight,now waiting for the morning traffic.... Two large ocean going freighters did pass us by this morning!I just stuck my head out the door to check the weather and there it was almost past us...no time to grab the camera. Then the other one came by as I returned from the showers,coincidentally both were passing by us at...

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YumaTime2020

Oct 10, 2019 - Stockton, CA

We were up early today to dump our tanks and then set off to travel to the Stockton Elks. We drove 3.75 hours to travel 205.3 miles. We have been crossing over and following along the Sacramento River the whole time. We had similar views today of farmland, orchards, corn fields, grain storage and vineyards. We arrived by noon and set up in time to go in for lunch. Sometimes it just feels good to take a nap after lunch before I had to make a quick trip to Wal-Mart for a few essentials. We had called our friend Ruth to say we were coming...

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Jul 15, 2019 - Day one - off to Washington

Monday, July 15th, we headed out at 7:15 am and headed North. It was an uneventful drive. Dakota wasn’t too happy with the ride in the truck. She is still going through her “second fear” stage so things that didn’t scare her before, scare her now. She is working through them. Anyway, we arrived safely at our first destination. River-point Landing RV resort in Stockton. It’s a small park on a peninsula, surrounded by a marina. We thought we were heading in the wrong direction at first as we were running out of road and did see any RV’s. A...

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The Wood wedding

Sep 23, 2017 - Highway 99 to Stockton

From Red Bluff we could have continued south on Interstate 5 or veer off a little to take Highway 99 southbound. We chose 99 in order to stop over in Stockton to visit a former boat club friend, Ruth. Along the way there were many small orchard communities, especially with walnut trees. We even saw a Hulling business. Highway 99 follows along RR tracks and pastures full of cows. We saw a large sign that said, “Wide open spaces brought to you by cattlemen”. After Chico, 99 turns into a larger “freeway” with occasional traffic signs as it...

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Jul 5, 2016 - Stockton, CA - Out of the High Sierras, On to the Next Adventure

(Ron Writing) We’ve really been enjoying our stay at Spicer Reservoir campground. This is a great campground and is very popular – probably because of the lake which is great for fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. The Independence Day weekend was especially busy with every campsite taken on July 2 and 3. But on Monday July 4 many people left – probably so they could get back home and make it to work on Tuesday – and there were many sites available again. I haven’t been using my 3G cell amplifier and outdoor Trucker Antenna the past...

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Jul 18, 2014 - Yosemite National Park

Friday, July 18, 2014 Yosemite National Park We left Stallion Springs bright and early at 5:30. We are off to Yosemite. Out of the Tehachape hills to the flat, seemingly endless valley, through Visalia through Fresno. It looks the same. We get to the foothills with some trees and there are more trees all the time. Tall, blue, mountains are in the distance. Now windy, twisty, curvy road up, up we go. We are at 2,820 feet. There are more trees as thick as hair on an old dog’s back. The ground cover is non-existent in most of the forest. There...

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Dec 5, 2012 - Stockton CA

What a delightful trip on highway 99 today,it will now become our our main highway for going south from Red Bluff to Stockton. Highway 99 route parallels Interstate 5 in California's Central Valley, and consists of a mixture of two-lane country roads and divided freeways. This route takes you through farming communities,with fruit and nut orchards as far as one could see. The primary crops include rice, wheat, nuts (almonds and walnuts), olives, tomatoes, prunes, and apricots. We seen so many flooded fields that we thought at first were...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Sore Eyes

My eyes hurt. Is it because I'm at an altitude of 8500 feet and the sun is stronger? Could it be from driving thru the Colorado Rockies, taking in one picture perfect view after another, while watching for mule deer and big horn sheep in the road? Do I have a vitamin deficiency? Am I looking up too many facts on the internet? Maybe I think too much. Jim would say "yes". But they hurt; so I am just going to catch up on where we are and where we have been, filling in the details later. After dropping our load in Stockton California, we...

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Jan 31, 2012 - where have we been

The last time you heard from me we were headed to CA and Texas. e a lot has happened since November of 2008. We got to Anaheim and settlled in for the night and Chrystal came down ill. She had a stroke. We spent 4 days with her in the hospital before the dr let me bring her home. A few months later I was diagnosed with cancer and went through chemo and a stem cell transplant. It's bell a hell of a couple years, but here we are. Both healthy and semi retired( as i like to say, I am in occupational transition)preparing for a road trip. We are...

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Dec 9, 2011 - Stockton CA

Another 200 miles down the road today and that is all we care to drive. Our bodies do not handle the marathon drives well ,and this allows us time to wander a bit ,get fuel and check out today's destination a bit before we move on . Isn't that what us travellers really want to do is see the country ? Happy to have our warmer days now but the nights are still producing frosty windshields in the am . Forgot about these cold nights last night when we awoke to a freezing trailer ,seems we forgot to turn on the furnace. The I-5 Highway coming...

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Sep 15, 2011 - Stockton, CA Temp 85

The RV was thirsty with a low fuel light, so we had to stop at a local gas station. About half an hour later, we rejoined civilization and drove a couple hundred miles south on the interstate arriving in Stockton. It didn’t take long for us to miss the two lane roads and backwoods. Interstate driving includes crowds and idiots. The California valleys are teeming with agriculture and have more trucks than we have ever seen. The right lane was like a huge convoy. It seemed strange to see large double truck trailers full of tomatoes. Every so...

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Dec 24, 2010 - San Joaquin, Valley

Left the hotel for home around 6 AM. Skirted LA to the East, picking up I-5 just to the north of the city in San Fernando. Juliet & Jim had a Luncheon appointment in the city before, they also, hit the road for their Walnut Creek home. After dropping down the Tehachapi Mountains Grapevine into the San Joaquin Valley, we ran into winter time valley fog conditions. Arriving in Stockton, highways I-5 and US 99 again come together. Sacramento our next junction.

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Poinsettia Bowl 2010

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