We are now at the Russian River Thousand Trails Park for 4 days. Bob and Julie left Klamath the day before we did and headed over to Redding to visit some friends. We had decided to continue down highway 101. We drove the approximately 250 miles here on Sunday. It is a bit more than we have been going in a day lately. After about the first third of the drive it was inland from the coast. It is a slow road with a lot of hills and turns, but still faster than much of the drive down the Oregon coast.
The visit here has been kind of a bust due to the weather. It has been raining most of the time we have been here as a major front came through. It was not a thunderstorm or even high winds, just relentless rain. It is perhaps ironic that it is in sunny California that we are having the worst weather we have seen this year. That has kept us from doing much sight seeing. This is California wine country. We have driven by a lot of the vineyards. We talked of doing some wine tasting but the weather kept us in. We did go to the Sho Ka Wah Casino for their advertised $4.95 Prime Rib dinner. It turned out to be a very good meal. They also gave us each $10 gambling credits for signing up for their cards. We played the slot machines for a while and we came away with enough to pay for our meal plus about $15. So it was a good night.
The park here is wooded, and hilly with some tight turns. The sites are long but often close together. Although these parks are billed as resorts there is no pool or organized activities. The park is probably less than a third full. It appears to be a park used in summer with the river as a major attraction. The staff here is the friendliest that we have run across for a while.