Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Not Far To Go, A Drink Of #2, and A Site With A View

Kingsburg, CA.

46 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with rain showers. High of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

I knew we didn't have far to go yesterday, so I wasn't surprised that we didn't leave the Bakersfield Palms RV Park until 10:15.

From the park, we headed to a Shell Truck Stop along  Rt. 58, that Jim and Linda had found, to get me a drink of #2 diesel fuel.  It had been awhile since I had a drink, so I was pretty thirsty, and at $4:13 per gallon, my bill was pretty high!! : (

From the Shell station, we continued West on Rt.58 for a few miles and then tuned North on Rt.99.  99 then brought us up here to Kingsburg and the Club Royal Oak RV Resort.

Even with stopping for my drink, it still only took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to travel the 99 miles up here. Not really too bad considering that there was a lot of traffic on 99 and the road itself was not in very good condition.

Oh, I don't know if you're aware of it or not, but in California, (at least on the roads that I've been on, including Interstates), if you're towing anything, the speed limit is 55mph. This includes all semi trucks, and all other vehicles who are towing.

Evidently they enforce the law because almost all of the trucks and vehicles pulling trailers are traveling right a that speed.

The Club Royal Oak RV Resort seems to be really nice. There's a fence that has one of those electric gates all around the property, and it seems like the park is pretty well maintained. As promised, I have a site right on the Kings River and have a great view of the water. Jim took a bunch of photos yesterday, but didn't get them downloaded to this computer yet, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try to get them loaded onto the blog.

The weather forecast for this week is not too good, so today, Jim and Linda are going to take CLT and head to the Kings Canyon / Sequoia National Park. The forecast is for rain coming in this afternoon, so I think they're going to try to head over there fairly early this morning.

Then, the forecast is for rain for the rest of the week, finally ending on Saturday. So,  ,  ,  ,  , even though Jim only paid for 3 nights here at the Royal Oak Park so far, he's now thinking that we may stay here until Saturday or Sunday.

A Point to Ponder : Experience tells you what to do - confidence allows you to do it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh...thank for the heads up on the speed limit. We remember reading about that somewhere else but it slipped our minds. Hope that rain passes you by!


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