November 21, 2017 and we are southbound to sunshine and 70 degrees.....
....We go up and over the pass to the east side of the mountains in search of lighter holiday traffic and an easier way south.
Arriving at our first stop, the shore of the Columbia River, by 4:00 p.m. we grab a campsite at the state park on the Washington side.
Good spot for Thanksgiving dinner!
Perfect! And thankful, for so much.
The next morning we wave farewell to the Mighty Columbia, and for the next three days we wind our way south through Oregon, Northern California, then through Reno, and south to Death Valley National Park.
East side of the mountains nearing Death Valley
It is very clear, according to Ms. iPhone weather app, that we will not get to sun and warm until arriving at this surprise destination. We pay for two nights with visions of swimming in the beautiful, warm, spring fed swimming pool! Ms. iPhone forgot to mention one little detail....the fierce wind, dirt and sand storm headed our way!
But, there was a time when the wind dropped and we could not pass up a swim at the end of November.
Now it’s off to do a little visiting in Southern California. First stop: Jamul, CA to check in on Marie and Gaby!