7:27 am - Wednesday - June 30th - Seal Rock, OR - 59° F, 88% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the south....overcast today with a forecast high of 64° F. On this date one year ago we were in Keystone, SD visiting good friends Rich and Marnie (our former managers at Ramona Oaks RV 'Resort'...best managers ever!).......↴
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The marine layer.....
7:42 am - Tuesday - June 29th - Seal Rock, OR - 55° F, 94% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the south by southeast.....overcast this morning with a forecast high today of 65° F. On this date in 2013 TLE and I were in Sheridan, WY sharing a potluck with good Newell friends Tom, Darlene, Forest, and Cindy on our way to Alberta, Canada......↴
Monday, June 28, 2021
7:46 am - Monday - June 28th - Seal Rock, OR - 57° F, 94% humidity, wind 10 mph out of the south....heavy overcast today with a forecast high of 66° F. On this date in 2013 we were in Spearfish, SD at a Newell Mini Rally. My friend Richard was under my coach finding out why my speedo wasn't working. He noticed that the eight Grade 8 bolts affixing the drive shaft to the differential were ALL loose.....had he not discovered this we would have had a catastrophic failure within 50 miles ($10,000+), but all it cost me was eight new Grade 8 bolts......↴
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Friday and Saturday.......
8:19 am - Sunday - June 27th - Seal Rock, OR - 63° F, 94% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....clear, blue skies today with an amazing forecast high today of 80° F.....yes, you read correct....80° F! The highest high and the highest low in months on the same day!
On this date in 2016 TLE and I were visiting good friends Dan and Carol Gates at Incline Beach, NV (Lake Tahoe).....they rented a cabana for the day.....↴
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Still in Redding.....
5:48 am - Saturday - June 26th - Redding, CA - 73° F, 57% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest......forecast high for today is 112° F.
We are still in Redding, and that is an interesting story, which I will have to relate to you later today. Again, thank you for your patience, and thanks for stopping by!
Friday, June 25, 2021
10:30 am - Friday - June 25th - Redding, CA - 88° F, 30% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the southeast......clear, blue skies with a forecast high today of 107° F.
(We are in Redding, CA as I write, getting our VW 'smogged'. I will post about Thursday later on today. Thank you for your patience!)
On this date one year ago we had just arrived in Keystone, SD for a two week stay. You can see Mt. Rushmore in the background......↴
TLE had her usual split shift on Thursday meaning she would get off work around 4 pm. Our plan was to leave for our trip to Redding, CA after she got off work and drive as far as we could before sundown, which we thought might put us in the vicinity of somewhere between Medford and Ashland, OR. As it turned out she was off work at 3:30 pm, and we were on the road south a few minutes later.
We made quick stop in Waldport to fuel up the VW for the 370 mile drive to Redding, but while we were fueling TLE realized she had forgotten her wallet. After paying for our fuel we headed back to SRRVC to retrieve said wallet, and then began our drive south again....this time around 4 pm.....oh well...best laid plans, right?
We drove south on US-101 to Reedsport where we headed inland on US-38 to connect with I-5 southbound reaching that intersection after 118 miles around 6 pm. There TLE took the helm for the balance of the day's drive.
We ultimately ended up getting a room at the Days Inn in Medford, OR after arriving there around 8:15 pm. The temp was close to 100° F, but cooled down to the high 70's by 10 pm.....