Homeward Bound, Monday, August 2, 2010

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This morning we awoke to foggy skies and cool temperatures, around 53 degrees. We slept fine last night except every time we leave Ben or he leaves us it’s emotional for all of us. You’d think we would be accustomed to it by now, but it never gets easier. We had a great visit with Ben and we left San Francisco on the ferry back over to Sausalito around 7:00 p.m. last evening.

We stopped at a Trader Joe’s this morning for a few items before leaving the area, and then we hit the road around 9:15 a.m. We headed for I-80 which we will drive most of the way home.

The scenery is very dramatic in this part of California. It is very dry, and as the morning progressed, so did the temperatures. By lunchtime it was 85 degrees. So once again we shed the jeans and put on shorts. I have a feeling we won’t be putting on the jeans again.

We drove through Lake Tahoe but didn’t stop. We visited there last year so we didn’t make a stop this year. But we did drive past Donner Lake which is close to Lake Tahoe and it is very beautiful.

We stopped for the evening in Fernway, Nevada, just east of Reno. We are seeing lots of casinos in this area. The parking lots are always full. Our campground is called Desert Rose, and it is aptly named. This area is very dry and desert- like. We did a couple of loads of laundry and turned on the air conditioner as soon as we settled. The afternoon temperature was mid-90’s, but we have very low humidity.

It’s hard to believe that I still have a couple of casseroles left in the freezer that I brought from home. Also a couple of packs of Choo Choo Barbeque, and one pack of shrimp. So we’ve done very well with our dinner meals on this trip.

Tomorrow we will spend the day driving across Nevada. We hope to be home in about 10 days. But stay tuned because you never know what we will see and do on the way home. Bonnie

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