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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2014, 09:52:35 pm »

Mike, re: Lake Tahoe - we spent a week on the south shore about 6 years back (in a timeshare we had traded into). We drove around the entire lake and took that paddle boat cruise and hiked several trails with our 2 year old granddaughter strapped to John's back, and checked out the just closed ski resorts (my son would have loved to have gotten there a week earlier). It was a beautiful place and a great trip.

We also found the world's best hamburger (at least the best I've had so far). I'm a bit of a hamburger purist. No cheese or bacon or goo to cover the flavor. Just perfectly grilled beef with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and dill pickle slices - heaven. AND my favorite to date was found at the Bridgetender Restaurant in Tahoe City, CA.

Tahoe would be a heck of a detour from our planned route... but they have those great hamburgers. I might have to try to whisper in John's ear while he's sleeping and see if the idea takes hold.
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2014, 10:21:31 pm »

Ron, I'm surprised at your answer.   I thought you guys spent a good bit of time in BLM sites which are usually full boon docking.
Yes we boon dock all the time, but we do dump and replenish every 3 to 4 days.  Apparently there is temporarily no operational dump station in or around the area in discussion.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2014, 07:54:30 am »

One thing that folks should know if traveling in California....there is a statewide speed limit of 55 MPH for any vehicle that is towing anything.

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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 10:11:43 am »

That speed limit its very good to know. Thank you Mike! John would probably have been OK, but I would have gotten a ticket.
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2014, 06:56:17 pm »

We were camp hosts at San Simeon State Park this summer with stage 3 water restrictions.  Most water in the campground was shut off and restrooms/showers were closed, but dump station was open.  Fees were reduced $10
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2014, 02:07:32 pm »

Ron, Holly,

We came home from the Reunion westbound across I80, and the road is just fine.  Smooth, feels brand new all the way.  Couldn't *see* anything due to smoke from a huge fire around Grass Valley, I think.

They used to have really fun big yellow signs for truckers warning them of the approaching road curves and slopes...  Something like "Upgrade 1/2 mile, let 'er drift".  They're all gone now.

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2014, 04:15:57 pm »

Oh so nice to hear I-80 is all good now west of Reno down that steep grade.  It was so bad 7 years ago, I swore I would never drive it again until repaired.  I didn't want to pay another $300 toll.
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2014, 11:24:23 pm »

Yup, that stretch is all very nice now.  In the Sierras there are two seasons:  Winter ......and summer highway construction preparing for winter.

I don't think it ever did get as bad as the highways in Jacksonville, or I-95 through Jersey and NY.  Those potholes could easily swallow an RV.

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