Our next stop was in Weed, near Mt. Shasta, to meet up with Marc’s sister Peggy in an exchange of goodbye and some gifts. The day was beautiful but we started to hit high winds in this portion of our trip.
After a stay in a nondescript RV park in Colusa, we left early on Monday to meet up with a couple of Marc’s friends since high school, Bill and Mike. They live higher up in the foothills but were gracious enough to make the drive to a truck stop off I-80 so we didn’t have to drag the wagon off course. In the course of conversation, I managed to sell our little Nomad fifth wheel to Bill, whose girlfriend has a truck large enough to pull it. He’s getting a steal at just $1500, but we need to get rid of it so it’s a win-win for everyone. Since Marc has to fly out and return to Yuma for another load, the two will meet up at that time and Marc will set Bill up with our extra Reese fifth wheel hitch and Bill can help Marc do some heavy lifting and packing; another win-win!
We expect today to be it, after a trip to say some goodbyes here with those we have worked with at Helping Hands, where we are donating an entire load, and then Marc will also be making a dump run with throwaways. I will finish packing the park model, work in a quick grocery run and fuel my car and we should be set to leave sometime tomorrow, figuring around a five day trip. Marc weighed on the scales in Oregon and the rig tipped a little over 42,000 pounds and we have probably added another 500 pounds since so we’ll be a slow road train headed east. It’s a good thing he put on those new heavy duty axles and tires a couple years ago!