After we saw the redwoods we decided to make it out of California as soon as we could. The truck problems we have had has dipped deep into the wallet, so we wanted to get out of the $4.39 diesel prices as soon as possible. But we have folks we wanted to visit in the Sacramento area.
We drove from Eureka to Ukiah again staying in an Elks RV park. Uneventful night and we just drove on to Rancho Cordova outside of Sacramento and stayed at the Elks RV park there, arriving on Sunday, November 6th. We hurried and set up so we could go see our friends, Howie and Norah Glover.
(As we arrived at Cal-Expo we saw Laurie Brown and Odel King taking a walk, so we stopped and got a quick hug as we were going to see them the next day. Unfortunately that didn’t work out so I’m glad we were able to at least see them a bit.)
The Glovers also became fulltime RVers in 2007, thus we are classmates of the Escapee RV Club’s Class of 2007 (graduating from working to fulltime RVing). We first met The Glovers in Quartzsite, AZ, in January of 2008, when the class first met each other. This coming January we will all meet again in Quartzsite for our fifth year reunion.
What a great time we had with The Glovers. We talked and talked catching up on our travels and activities. Then we went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory…our first visit. Wow, what a place! The menu was so large…pages upon pages!
Of course we had to a piece of cheesecake for dessert…Norah and I chose the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake. So very rich, all four of us shared it and we each had plenty. Look at that whipped cream piled high…so pretty…nice presentation.
The next day (Monday) we met with Jim’s ex-sister in law, Susie, for lunch and caught up on our lives. Susie travels a lot with her job and often visits our daughters in Santa Fe. We were so happy she was in town so we could visit her here. We lunched at The Sheepherders Bar & Grill in Rancho Cordova and I had the best French Onion Soup I’ve ever had…so yummy. It has been over five years since we’ve seen Susie, so it was so nice to catch up on that side of the family.
Then it happened again…The Mossman's had truck problems…a sensor O ring failed in the valve cover and they lost 10 quarts of oil on the road somewhere as they were driving around. They noticed it leaking after a stop and directly drove to a Ford dealership and they rented a car to return to the Elks Club. So we stayed an extra day for the repairs. Again, everything was covered by their warranty and it even covered part of the cost of the rental.
I postponed our meeting with Laurie and Odel as we thought Linda and Jim needed our moral support talking out their truck problem. It was a “heavy” happy hour. More tomorrow.
Remember, you are loved.