TT Russian River

We left Emerald Forest just after 9 am on Nov 5th.  Skies had turned overcast and it was quite windy along the coastal highway.  Driving became easier though once we turned inland after Eureka.  Hwy 101 went right through Richardson Grove State Park, so we got to see some of the redwoods along the edge of the highway.  Weather was the pits though and we were in and out of rain for most of the drive.  The one main disadvantage when driving a rig over 60 feet long is that it is often difficult to just pull over when you see something of interest.  There are simply not enough turn outs or view points to go around.
We continued on Hwy 101 to Ukiah, CA where we popped in at a Walmart.  Then it was on to Russian River, arriving around 3 PM.  This a very nice park.  All roads and sites are paved.  30 amp service, water, no sewer, but there is a dump station and there appears to be a honey wagon service as well.  The rangers and staff are very helpful with directions and suggestions for sight seeing too.  I set up at site 50 which is on a little hill.  I have satellite TV using the new Datastorm but have to rely on our Verizon USB modem for internet.  Looks like there may be one tree branch preventing a satellite lock for internet.  Tracfone service is a little iffy as well.
Friends of Jim and Jane’s from Redding met up with us at Russian River and will continue on to TT Morgan Hill with them when they leave here this morning.  PP is booked in here until Nov 8th and then I’ll be heading over to the Canyon Creek ROD park in Winters, just west of Sacramento for a week.  It’s closer to the airport and also to my aunt who lives in Napa.
We managed to get all set up in the rain.  Boy, is that ever getting familiar.  Then we all piled into Allan’s crew cab truck and headed off to the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino in Hopland, about 15 miles away, for supper.  It really was a pretty good deal.  By registering at the casino, we had a choice of a prime rib or roast turkey supper with all the fixings for the princely sum of $4.95, plus we each received a $10 casino player’s card for free.  Guess they are trying to attract new customers.  I made $12 on a slot machine and managed to walk out of there with an extra $4 in my pocket after paying for dinner.  The meal was excellent too.
Yesterday was another rainy day until about 4 pm or so when the sky finally cleared.  Forecast is for more sun than rain for the next three days.  I spent the day organizing a service call for PP at Paul Evert’s RV Country in Fresno, CA.  We have a few things requiring warranty service and if we can have it all repaired while in California, we may not have to go to the Tiffin factory in Red Bay, Alabama in February.  So the plan right now is to run PP in for service at Paul Evert’s on Nov 18th while we are staying at TT Morgan Hill for almost 3 weeks.
Only three more sleeps until Chris flies into Sacramento.  We talked again online last night and her brother finally arrived following a lengthy flight delay because of a Nor’ Easter storm dumping both rain and snow  through Nova Scotia.  She is definitely a little frazzled and looking forward to some warm weather and relaxation.