Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

Journey’s End

Eight days in Ventura doing Thanksgiving, visiting, and attending to other matters.

We left Ventura yesterday afternoon at 2:00 in bright sun and warm winds.  Felt like summer.  East to I5 and north over the Grapevine.  Light traffic.  All the holiday traffic was over.  As soon as got over the hill and hit the valley floor the season changed – to winter.  FOG.  Low but not so low as to affect visibility. Went on up the valley to Apricot Tree Restaurant on Panoche Rd about half way up the San Joaquin Valley.  The restaurant allows overnight RV parking in their lot.  Very handy.  By the time we got there (about 7:00) the fog was starting to roll across the freeway and filled the parking lot.  Ready to stop.  We left this morning under high fog.  By Stockton it was gone.  Outside temperature never did get above 45 degrees though.  We stopped in Roseville for gas and groceries and then home.  Spent the afternoon emptying the carbus and now to get back to the home rut.

Miles driven:

Carbus  9351.5

Car       1929

Total   11280.5

Map of our 2011 journey.