Going Home... (Page 8)
Summary: We visited friends in Medford Oregon after visiting and shopping in Jacksonville. Twenty beautiful miles down Interstate 5.
It was raining when we departed
First stop - Jacksonville!
The Jacksonville Information Center is at your service
Did You Know? - Jacksonville is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States, about 5 miles (8 km) west of Medford. It was named for Jackson Creek, which runs through the community and was the site of one of the first placer gold claims in the area. It includes Jacksonville Historic District which was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1966.
Jacksonville was home to the first Chinatown in Oregon, founded by immigrants from San Francisco, California. Evidence of this chapter of history was uncovered early in March 2004 when road work uncovered artifacts dating to the 1850s and 1860s. Construction was halted while archeologists performed four days of rescue excavations. Their findings included broken Chinese bowls and tea cups, handmade bottles, and fragments of opium paraphernalia and Chinese coins.
When the gold deposits were worked out, and the railway bypassed Jacksonville in 1884, the city's economy slowed. This had the unintended benefit of preserving a number of structures, which led to Jacksonville being designated a National Historic District in 1966, covering over 100 buildings.
Did someone say saloon??
Not a great day to be outdoors
Visit their Website
I am now ready to shop!
"Bark the Wonder Dog" watches carefully
Come on in!
Necessities of life
"Oops! We do not have a garden on tis trip!"
If the cars were 1900's, it would still look normal!
Ah ha... Civilization! They have a tavern AND a saloon!
"I know I need one of these.... whatever they are!"
Sandy has died and gone to heaven!
Stores, stores, and more stores!
Look at that smile!
Lovely house and real nice people... We saw their sign!
We found our friends home and are going to visit!
Warm and cozy... We left the cold outside!
A beautiful view
Our dear friends...
So good to visit
But we have to keep on moving...
Summary: Medford to Redding... We are heading south towards home!
Construction and accidents made the trip a bit longer than expected
A beautiful day for a drive!
Gassed up and ready to roll!
Down the Interstate...
The grades were not too bad but the truckers slowed down!
It was cool... Notice the snow on the mountains?
Oh dear... Something is wrong here...
Perhaps going to fast pulling a trailer?
We are happy that Bob is an excellent driver!
Summary: Redding to Lodi in high winds. We decided to go topless? Well... A portion of the roof of the coach was peeled back by the high winds! CHP to the rescue..again!
We were making excellent time when all of a sudden!
Our friends the CHP showed up again!
Time for repairs!
Into town we go to get repair materials
We got some help!
Right over Sandy's seat...
Why does the sky look like it is going to rain?
We pulled right in to await the wind and rain to cease!
See them on-line via Google Maps
Oh oh... We have a leak!
Pots and pans to the rescue!
We are by ourselves
...and the rain kept coming down!
Duct tape... The magical solution to the world ills
Lot's of fiberglass came loose... Good news, the rain has slowed down
Summary: We departed Lodi and limped home with no additional problems. We got an early start just in case!
Yeah! The rain and winds are gone!
Looks seaworthy to us...
Down the highway we roll
Hitting the open road... Good ol' Highway 99
Did You Know? - State Route 99 (SR 99), commonly known as Highway 99 or, simply, as 99 (without any further designation), is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California, stretching almost the entire length of the Central Valley. From its southern end at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Wheeler Ridge to its northern end at SR 36 near Red Bluff, SR 99 goes through the densely populated eastern parts of the valley. Cities served include Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento, Turlock, Yuba City, and Chico.
The highway is a remnant of the former Mexico to Canada U.S. Route 99 (US 99), which was decommissioned after being functionally replaced by I-5 for long-distance traffic. The entirety of the roadway from Wheeler Ridge to Sacramento has been upgraded as of January 2016 to a freeway at least four lanes wide, and Caltrans plans to further upgrade the segment to a minimum width of six lanes and also bring it into compliance with Interstate Highway standards, as a parallel route to I-5 for Los Angeles–Sacramento traffic. North of Sacramento, the road ranges from a rural two-lane road to a four-lane freeway.
Up the grapevine we go!
Did You Know? - Caltrans' long-range plans recommend that SR 99 be upgraded to Interstate Highway standards between its southern end and Stockton (or Sacramento), which would require upgrading some substandard sections. Caltrans indicates the route would be designated as either I-7 or I-9, in accordance with the Interstate Highway System's numbering standards (being just east of and parallel to I-5).
Oh oh... Looks suspicious... We shall ignore...
Water in the walls of the coach from the rain storm
Making good time now!
Cruising right along...
Yep! We are now approaching Los Angeles
Need to rest and let the ears recover... Our temporary roof was a tad noisy!
See them on Google Maps
We are drying up finally