Saturday evening we met Emily's family for pizza and conversation - great people, we're so glad Emily made the effort for all of us to meet!
Sunday morning I went to Ezra's house for coffee and more happy baby time.
Time to get back on the road.
Our launch day in June we stopped at the Chevron station next to I-5 and all our gauges stopped working. This time.....
While filling the tank Bill attempts putting them back "in" and hears the bolt drop to the ground. And roll into the drain grate under the rig. Seriously? What are the chances?? This really sucks.
Then...we get to Beaumont, CA, and after a quick set up at Noble Creek Park, we head over to our friends', Stacy and Eric, home for Monday Night Football and a gathering of more friends. All is once again good :-)
It is pretty special when you can let one person know you're going to be in town for the night, and have a dozen more drive long distances to get together for an evening of great fun and food. Once again got almost no pics.
|Friends for 40+ years|
|Always happy when we can get together|
Tuesday morning we follow Stacy and Eric to see the Sparkmans. They were two of our teachers in high school! Yes, it was a special small town that has managed to stay connected even though the town closed in 1985. It was a short, but very delightful, visit.
Back at our little park we finish packing up, hook up, and hit the road east.
If you're in the area and need a nice, clean, safe, level and quiet place for one or more nights, Noble Creek is a well-kept secret with easy access from I-10 on the west side of Beaumont. FHUs (although the sewer had a padlock on it at our site), lots of green grass, very level sites. It would be tight if full, but the views of the mountains in sites 20 - 24 are very nice.
|Tessa especially appreciated this part|
|Level sites with nice views|
|The wind does blow here most of the time :-)|