Category Archives: Travel: Gale & John

A Much Anticipated Trip to Gridley

2020-2-27 Home to Gridley and My Sis via CA99, I-5: 124 miles After the very disappointing – and aborted – Search for Sunshine 2020, I was in a deep funk over the experience. I had to get Big Blue fixed … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 – and Growing Older With my Twin Sister!

 Christmas 2019 Wednesday, Day 1, Christmas, home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 As sure as Christmas rolls around this time of year, we rolled north to spend the day with family at our son’s lovely home in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019: Time for Family & Food!

Let’s give thanks – and then pig-out… 2019-11-28 Thursday, Day 1, to Craig’s Castle Thanksgiving seems to roll around every fourth Thursday in November, and plans were already in place to spend time with family. Our Thanksgiving day would be … Continue reading

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Two Visits To Gridley in Two Weeks!

First visit of two to Gale and John’s in the Country in two weeks Day 1, Thursday, October 24, to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 131 miles  It was time to pay a visit to my dear sis and her hubby, … Continue reading

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To Oregon, Colorado and Beyond!

Day 1, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Home to my Sis’ near Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 124 miles We hadn’t been on a trip out of Kalifornistan since June’s adventure to Colorado and Arkansas. I was counting down the minutes … Continue reading

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Summer Family Visit in Gridley

Another Visit to My Sis in Gridley Day 1, Tuesday, July 16, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 It was time to visit my dear twin sis in Gridley even though the summer temps in Gridley would be in … Continue reading

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A Visit to my Sis & John in Gridley

Day 1, Wednesday, home to Gridley via I-5, CA99, CA70 My visit to my sis’s place in Gridley earlier this month didn’t quite count because my dear Wifey wasn’t with me. In fact, I visited twice earlier this month when I drove … Continue reading

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To The Pacific Wonderland!

Another Oregon Adventure: Friday, May 3: Vanity can be an expensive fault, and when it comes to Big Blue, I can be pretty vain. She came with a pretty worn and nondescript mudflap when I bought her, so I had it … Continue reading

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A Second Visit to Gridley in Two Weeks

A second March visit with Gale and John – during  Jill and Craig’s visit from the snowy land of La Pine, Oregon! Day 1, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to Gridley via I-5, CA99 We learned the past visit that Jill … Continue reading

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The First of Two March Visits to Gridley

Visit with Gale and John – and Kevin, too! Thursday, March 14, 2019, to Gridley via Sacramento Airport It was finally time to hit the road again, this time just a short jaunt to Gridley to visit my twin sis, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 and The Twins Turn 75!

Prologue: Nearly 6000 words to describe a 261 mile RV trip?! Absolutely! Our week long celebration of Christmas and The Twins 75th birthday turned out to be something very special – more special than any inkling I had as we planned … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving With The Families 2018

Time to be together with family… Day 1, Thursday, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 I was anxious to hit the road again, even if for just a couple hundred miles over three days. It was Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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A Mini Family Reunion in Gridley!

November 10, 2018 Another Visit to Gale and John’s… Day 1, Saturday, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 I was itching to get back on the road again, if only for a couple of days and a single night. … Continue reading

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A Harvest Time Gridley Visit

Day 1, Home to Gale and John’s near Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 We were due for a visit to see my dear twin sis, Gale, and John near Gridley which is only a bit over a hundred mile drive … Continue reading

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Another Adventure to Colorado and Thirteen Other States

September 10, 2018, Monday, home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99: 121 miles It was more than time to head to Denver and make up for that aborted trip back in June due to engine overheating on the Sierra foothills … Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip to Gridley

Monday, August 6, 2018, Day 1, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99. It was the dog days of summer, and we wanted to go see my twin sis, Gale, and her hubby John, in Gridley – even though the days … Continue reading

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A Brief Trip after the Major Repair…

A Major Repair + A Quick Trip to Gridley… As I patiently awaited the return of Big Blue II from the shop after our latest failed trip to Graceland, it dawned on me that perhaps I should begin the blog … Continue reading

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Another Denver and Beyond Adventure Aborted!

To Denver and the kids… and then? June 11, 2018, Monday, Day 1, to Gridley, CA via CA99: 117 miles It was back in April that we visited Oregon, and my “Search for Sunshine” adventure to Texas was back in … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Oregon

April… and time to hit the road! 2018-4-18, Wednesday, Day 1, Home to my sis’ place in Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 118 miles My beloved Big Blue was the shop for four weeks during March, and this month she … Continue reading

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M’Boy Visits from SoCal!

Day 1, Saturday, March 3, 2018, Home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 I told my son, Dean, on my last trip to his place in Oceanside back in August, that I was too old to deal with the hellacious … Continue reading

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