For those of you who are old enough to remember, Credence Clearwater recorded this song in 1969. Well, things have changed since then and Lodi is a bustling agricultural town that mostly grows grapes and produces wine. We parked in Flag City RV Park, which was nice and clean with good sized pull through spaces. We have learned that pull through is a good deal for us. Particularly if this one is driving.
My brother, King and his lovely wife, Kristen came over for BBQ. King is a professional expert at it, so he taught Lennard a few things. (Like how to turn it on) We had a great evening talking, laughing and sharing stories.
The next day we went to visit the cemetery where my father is…Beautiful spot. That night we met King and Kristen in Old Sacramento. It’s a state historical park with about 50 old buildings from the Gold Rush era around 1850. Great place with lots of good restaurants and located on the Sacramento River. We had appetizers and then moved on to dinner at the Ten22. Great pizza and salad right from the nearby farms.
On Friday we decided to try to do laundry. Actually it turned out good. Then, off to Walmart for important supplies like a sewer hose cradle. If you are an RVer, you will know this is important to keep the “flow” going easily. Lunch was at a dog friendly Panera Bread for Tuscan salad and Quinoa soup, and then we stopped at the Michael David Winery for wine tasting. It was fun, but why do they charge more for the wine at the source than they do in the store or at Costco? Doesn’t make sense. We got a nice bottle of Earthquake Petite Syrah for King and Kristen. Dinner was at their home and KIng made a great BBQ of beer can chicken, ribs and shrimp, along with a fabulous rice salad. We were very grateful for the time they spent with us and look forward to more times with them in Las Vegas. All in all, we had a great time there.
Today we traveled to Willits, CA. via the 20 and it was a learning experience for Lennard.Not too bad, but it was a winding road. Willits is the gateway to the giant redwoods, which we should begin seeing tomorrow. Staying in a KOA campground tonight with a lot of families. The dogs are happy!