Hello, have read you all and, as always, enjoyed the natter!
Wooo Hooooooooo, I am DONE for the day and will be off for 2 weeks!
Sunday 6/9 we will be off, heading to Northern California! Tomorrow is Prep Day, and we will pack and I will get some food bought and fixed and packed in the little RV. Dh will pack the instruments up Sat night (and likely sleep out in the RV during the night, so no instruments disappear!!).
Sunday morning we won't be up at the crack of dawn (those who know us, know better!) but will get up, feed the animals, and THEN leave!
First leg of the trip will be about four hours on the road, stopping in Lone Pine to camp. Second leg will probably be another four hours, stopping in Coleville. Third and final leg will be going from Coleville to Grass Valley (probably taking an angled route through Reno then going East towards Grass Valley). We will park Tuesday sometime at the fairgrounds, and will remain there till Monday after Father's Day. Several of our friends from here in SoCal are also travelling up for the festival, we look forward to meeting up with them there!
Then the Monday after the festival ends, we will head out to Coleville again (there's a nice campground not too far from Grass Valley, where we can do some laundry). We will next travel further south down 395 and camp for a couple nights at Mammoth Lakes. As it was two years ago when we made this trip, they will likely still be skiing on Mammoth Mountain! It is a beautiful area to visit! I think we will start down for Lone Pine on Friday, and complete the last leg of the return trip on Saturday: home.
Work has been a challenge, for various reasons (mostly staff drama). But, bottom line: our patients are OK! and I am relieved to be off for this vacation!
We just got the RV back a day ago, after a friend removed all the cracked and peeling decals. The RV is 8 yr old, and while we have kept up with the gel coating, it is stored in the sun. We cover the tires but do not have a total-rig cover so it is left out to bake in the SoCal sun. The gel coated areas are OK, just the fancy decals looked ragged. It looks much cleaner and although it isn't hard to tell where the decals were, we are glad they are gone. He also serviced it and everything is working well (got a new battery a few months ago). As far as we know, it is ready for the trip!
Dh will go practice tonight with his other band. I intend to do a little housework in preparation for leaving.
Have a good evening!