Saturday, February 6, 2010

It would be too much to expect two nice days in a row and we were proven right by a rainy, cool day today. It rained off and on all night last night but fortunately it did stop this morning while John was getting us ready to hit the road, so at least he didn’t get wet.

We had an uneventful day, with a wet drive, and when we got to Bakersfield we had about a 20 minute period of stop and go traffic due to an accident but nothing to complain about. We arrived at Orange Grove RV Park on the east side of Bakersfield around 2 p.m. It is a nice park and the rate was $33/night cash or cheque or $35/night using debit or visa so of course we paid by cheque.

Dave and Janet had sent us an e-mail last night saying they were here and will be until Tuesday so we are parked across the road from them. We went over after we got here and visited then Dave drove us to a grocery store (so we wouldn’t have to unhook) and we both picked up some cooked ribs and I got a salad, so we had a good dinner at their place and as usual a great visit.

We had had an e-mail from them on Tuesday night saying they were going to cut over to the coast to come south so would stop in Port Orford for a visit but we never heard from them. It turns out it was pouring rain when they went through so they just kept on going as it was too early to stop for the day. They had as rotten a drive down the California coast as we did – lots of wind and rain so they have been one day ahead of us coming here. We are looking forward to seeing them again in Yuma when they arrive for the month of March.

It has stopped raining at the moment and I’m not sure what the forecast for tomorrow is as the internet here isn’t working so we have no way of checking it except to listen to the news tonight. No matter we will have to take what we get but it would be nice if it is a sunny day.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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