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Another Road Trip to Oregon!
September 17-21, 2007
Day 1, Monday, September 17, 2007: Home to Yreka, CA via SR99, I-5: 304 miles
This month’s RV adventure would be our annual visit to Winston, Oregon where our friends moved from Ripon last year. We make it a two day trip, spending the night in Yreka, CA on the way, then arriving on the second day.
Yreka is just above the Shasta area on a plateau in the mountains. It is a small town, and apparently so friendly and crime-free that the local Wal-Mart doesn’t bother to hire security to patrol its parking lot. That makes it the only Wal-Mart I know of to not need outside security – even though the place is closed all night and a lot of merchandise lines the front of the building. Security cameras are evident around the parking lot, however, and as usual, the lot is kept well lit all night long.
We shopped a bit upon our arrival – and again before leaving the next morning. We patronize Wal-Mart often and enjoy shopping at such a friendly place that welcomes us to stay overnight all across the country. We are unabashed Wally-Dockers.
Day 2, Tuesday, Yreka, CA to Winston, OR via I-5: 142 miles
If two Wally visits weren’t enough, we also stopped at the Talent, OR Wal-Mart to purchase some supplement pills we use regularly.
We arrived at the home of our friends, Rich and Juanita, around noon. We parked the coach, dropped the jacks and extended the slide for some extra elbow room for the next couple of day. We’re as good as home in the coach, and we don’t infringe upon our hosts too much when living in the coach. That makes for a better visit for everyone.
Days 3-4, Wednesday and Thursday at our friends’ home.
Our days visiting our friends were filled with conversation, dining out and sightseeing. This area of Oregon is filled with beautiful views along the Umpqua River system and the famous Wildlife Safari drive through zoo. We spent much of Wednesday driving along the rivers in the area and visiting the zoo.
There were bears and antelopes and many other wonderful critters to be seen at the Wildlife Safari.
Day 5, Thursday, Winston, OR to Canyonville, Or and the Seven Feathers Casino via I-5: 21 miles