We left home Monday and crossed the USA border in Aldergrove at 10:00 and arrived at Seven Feathers at 8:00. We found out there had just been an accident on I5 , in the mountain pass ahead near Grant’s Pass, that closed the highway. Apparently 3 or more, semi trucks had jack knifed. Consequently, every other semi truck was backed up and parked somewhere in the Seven Feather area.
Tuesday, several of us snowbirds looked at the weather and decided to head out. Heavy rain most of the way and snowing at the summit of 4300 feet. It was a bit of an ugly drive but we all made it and wound up at Rolling Hills RV in Corning California, Where we had winds to 55 mph and heavy rains.
Wednesday was an uneventful day, 8 hours of driving to arrive at the Orange Grove RV resort just east of Bakersfield.
Today, with an early start, we should be parked in our stall in Yuma before supper time.
Here are a few of our photos;
I picked up the truck from the Body Shop late Friday night. This morning I took it for a drive to make sure everything worked. I am happy to report that everything seems to be working fine. So now that we have a truck, we begin our adventure tomorrow heading for Yuma Arizona. ***UPDATE*** We have decided to postpone leaving a couple days in hopes of better weather through the mountains.
We were due to leave home today, however , our truck is now in the body shop…Tom was just on his way back from filling up with fuel, at about 10:30 this morning, when he had an accident!
There were two vehicles involved and just the two drivers. Both were very shaken by the event, but no apparent injuries, for which we are very grateful! We expect about a two week delay in our departure. Here are some scene photos:
We will see you soon Del Pueblo!
Every year we have stayed at Seven Feathers RV Park in Canyonville Oregon, on our journey to Arizona, both going South and coming North. Last year we noticed a billboard stating the Rate for the night would be $19.00 Sunday to Thursday. When we arrived at the resort on Sunday, I asked what the rate was…..$39.00 was the answer. I mentioned that we had seen a billboard with different information on it and was told, “Oh you saw the billboard. Well then yes you get that rate” and so we did. This year I got an email advertising that same $19.00 rate on certain days of the week. I will put that information below so that anyone can get to the link and print a coupon to also get the saving.
This is a 5 star RV resort with lots of good amenities: pool, hot tub, full hookup pull thru sites, excellent washrooms / showers, an exceptional shuttle service that will take you to the Casino for dinner or show or some gambling or downtown for groceries, and if you get there in early to mid December, please sample the wonderful hot apple cider offered at check in. We highly recommend this stop.