California Trip 2006

Day 6

Sunday, October 1, 2006

It's 52 degrees and shore clouds still hang overhead. We did see the moon last night so we know that the sky can clear up from time to time. We are hopeful to see sunshine as we head inland today.

We had an uneventful trip across the coastal range and eventually did see some sunshine all be it filtered around Yorkville, California.

Outside Yorkville, CA
Outside Yorkville, California

The golden rolling hills were pretty to look at as we drove but we only stopped a couple of quick times. The grape vines are loaded with grapes and they are in the process of picking them it will be fun to see more of this in Napa Valley.

Grape Vines   Grapes
We believe these are Pino Nior grapes just about ready to pick

We did stop for lunch outside of Santa Rosa. The traffic was terrible and there weren't any restaurants that appeared to have easy access so we pulled into the parking lot of a business and made lunch there.

Kaiser Permanete
Lunch in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot

It was funny because as we pulled out we noticed a sign that said Kaiser Permanente which is the company that Ken's sister and brother-in-law works for in the Bay area. I guess that made it OK.

We got into the campground in Napa around 2:30 and it was 68 degrees, rather cool for this time of year. It's called Skyline Wilderness Park which is a 1,000 acre park that has been set aside and preserved from development. The actual camping area is nothing more than a gravel parking lot but the rest of the area is really pretty.

Skyline Wilderness Park
Our campsite at Skyline Wilderness Park

Since we don't plan on spending a lot of time at the trailer it's no big deal.

I asked the guy at the registration office why there weren't more campgrounds in the area and he said it was because the land was too valuable to the wineries to be taken up with campers.

We spent the rest of the day just taking it easy. We were on the go so much at Ron and Lolli's it was nice to just sit and do nothing.


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