It was going to be a long day for us, about 220 miles. But we hoped that would get us out of the rain. And it did .... for about thirty minutes.
We woke up to rain, we packed up in rain, and we pulled out of the Sounds Of The Sea RV Park wearing rain jackets and hoods. We rarely travel on rainy days, but we had made plans to meet some friends at their vacation home on Clear Lake. Tonight was going to be their last night there, so we broke our "no driving on rainy days" rule. :)
We hopped on Highway 101 and headed south. It was four-lane highway most of the way with occasional two-lane sections with some twists and turns. South of Eureka, it was a beautiful drive although our views were hindered by the rain and a light fog.
Just north of Ukiah, we took Hwy 20 east toward Clear Lake. That was another pretty drive on a two-lane road through the brown and golden hills which clearly had not seen as much rain as we brought with us. Just north of Clear Lake we took Hwy 29 south and east before exiting at the town of Kelseyville.
Edgewater's website is a little better than the what we found in person. And for $39 including our Good Sam discount, it was a splurge. But it was convenient and we had full hook-ups with 50 amps.
At least the rain stopped just long enough to check in and follow an escort to our site - Site 14. We backed in, and as soon as I got the water and electric hooked up, the rain came down again.
Due to the rain, I had to wait until the next morning to get the following photos.
We didn't attempt to send the satellite up 'cause we knew it wouldn't work and we weren't going to be home. We were there just long enough to get showers and boot up the laptops. The cellular internet and the park's Wi-Fi worked just fine.
And then we were out the door. We drove the curvy roads up the side of a hill to Jonny & Christian's house. Jonny is the nephew of our friend, Therese, and he was with us last January in Florida helping Therese through the passing of her husband, our friend, John.
But we hadn't seen Christian since 2007. It was good to see them and meet their three Yorkies. We caught up and Christian prepared a wonderful dinner. Then we just talked .... for hours (and way past our bedtime).
With yawns coming more frequently, we finally said our goodbyes. But we might see them again later on in southern Cal. :)
We were happy to see the rain had finally stopped as we made our way home. We had to stop for a couple of fawns, but soon we were home and tucked in for the night.
Tomorrow, we'll make a 160-mile trip where, hopefully, it will be nice and dry. :)