Where We've Been (45 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (45 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
VACATION time until end of June when we work a week for PepWear in the Vacaville, CA area. Hanging out in Redding, and in between there and Lodi until then...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rolling Hills Casino RV Park

2655 Everett Freeman Way
Corning, CA 96021
6/14-6/17, 6/18-6/21/2016

We love staying at Casino’s…why you ask? Because they usually have nice sites for a very reasonable price and this place was no different, especially here in California where prices are high.

We paid $28 per night for a long, flat, gravel site with water, electric and sewer. They do not offer WiFi.

The laundry and restrooms were located in the registration area where many truckers pay to shower there too. We did laundry but as usual we use our own facilities for all of our needs.

During our stay it was cool which made it great to sleep with our windows opened and even though we are really near to the Interstate it was quiet. That is why we chose to situate ourselves in the back of the park instead of near the front where not only away from the Interstate noise but also the place where the semi’s park.

They offer a shuttle from your site to the casino and on Tuesday and Thursdays they had a 50% off for anyone over 50 which we took advantage of and enjoyed dinner for both at a cost of $16.95 and lunch is only $11.95 for both of us.

We would highly recommend this place and whenever we pass through again we will stay here.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sundial Bridge

844 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA 96001


For some of you it may not be frightful but for me well it was terrifying, something I had been putting off for so many years but this time there was no turning back and I was so proud of myself…Jerry was too! I even found myself enjoying the view and not having that same old insecure feeling of leaning, as if I could slide right off the edge. It was fantastic!!!

We went to Redding for one purpose and that was to walk across the Sundial Bridge. It opened in 2004 and is actually a working sundial that crosses the Sacramento River and the deck is made of glass and that is exactly what we accomplished.

Crossing over the bridge brings you to the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens which due to the time of the year and the extensive rain the night before not too much was blooming but some of the art was exquisite.

The Turtle Bay Exploration Park has so much more to offer, so if you are ever in the area make a point of stopping by and exploring. It is conveniently located right off of Interstate 5 and has ample parking for the big rigs.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.

Win River Casino RV Parking

2100 Redding Rancheria Road
Redding, CA 96001

We paid $26.40 for a flat, water, electric and sewer site on a concrete pad with hardly any room between the other sites. It would also be difficult to fit a good size rig and tow vehicle without splashing into your neighbors site.

There are only 14 sites located in the rear right next to the parking area of all other visitors of the casino so the noise level is high, especially on a Friday night like we stayed. The entire area is lit up as if it is daytime for security reasons but our black-out blinds did their job and so did the fan running all night to drown out the noise.

We had planned to stay in the area 3 days but changed our reservation to just overnight it since the only reason to be in Redding was to visit the Sundial Bridge which we did on Saturday morning on our way out.

All the employees were very nice, friendly and accommodating, but even with that being said we had an uncomfortable feeling the entire time we were there. Our neighbors were shady characters and the parking lot was full of pretty strange people and we could not recommend it nor would we be returning any time soon.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cal Expo

1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
3/11-3/14/2016, 6/1-6/14/2016

JUNE 2016 UPDATE - We had the same experience with the same lady and we were not happy with our site at all and we were going to be here for 2 weeks while working at Sam's this visit. We found a perfect site for us and luckily when we went to the office, she was not there and the man took care of us very well. We stayed in the back off the asphalt and off the gravel on a concrete slab which was flat. It seemed much cooler since there was grass and trees that shaded our site without hanging over us. We were happy campers!

We paid $40 per night for a water, electric and sewer site on gravel (very flat concrete the second visit). There WiFi was exceptional most of the time, occasionally we had to reboot to get better signal but overall it worked great.

This is a State Fair park that has no extras, only restrooms that you need to leave a $20 deposit for and a laundry room with just a few washer and dryers. 

The neighborhood was not bad and we always felt safe, especially with overnight security at all times.

The customer service was less than desirable from one lady in the office but the guy was trying to be very accommodating all awhile the lady trying to take over. The first site we got was directly under just about the only tree on the premises and since we had just left Pismo Beach where we witnessed a tree fall directly onto a trailer we are not taking any sites with big trees. When we returned to the office, now mind you the entire place was empty at this point. She took over and insisted they had nothing else up front and we would need to go to the back to the only site available…it was the smallest site there where we hardly fit and then trying to situate the van well we were cramped. Throughout the weekend we noticed that most sites were never occupied. That is the type of customer service that leaves us not wanting to return or recommending.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Michael David Winery

4580 W Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95242

This winery has it all…

We had a great relaxing time just exploring the grounds…

Tasting the different wines…

 Having a perfectly divine lunch…

If you find yourself "Stuck in Lodi again..." then check this place out, it has great character and wonderful workers who told us some great stories about this wineries history...like how the weeping willow trees came about on the grounds and how each one is created from the main one.

It was an exceptional day and we would highly recommend it to everyone!

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.