Loading Up the Old Van With the Final Stuff For Our Trip Tomorrow

Saturday October 1, 2022 Guerneville CA.

Trip prep day

One of the first things I did today was grease the van. I jacked a wheel up to make it easier to turn line the fittings on the driveshaft. It’s a pretty easy job, but one does have to crawl under the van. I also checked the transmission oil and it was good to go.grease


The rest of the day I spent putting the final things in the van. I should of made a video in fast forward as I bet it would look hysterical, but I didn’t as I was too busy remembering things and finding them to get them loaded up. I think I got most of the stuff. That took a lot longer than I expected.van


Programing maps

Once I was pretty sure I had most of the stuff loaded up I spent some time programing my Garman unit. That took some time as we are planning to take some back roads we haven’t been on before. I got most of that done.

The plan

The plan is to leave at a reasonable time tomorrow and travel to Downieville CA. where we will look for a campsite near my uncle’s old mining claim. His claim was right smack in the middle of the gold nugget area, one of the richest spots when gold was first discovered in the area.

The next day we will travel a few hours northeast of there to a place called Last Chance Creek where we will camp for a bit.

We will continue on from there traveling mostly in the desert to some interesting places where cell phones don’t mostly work.

I will post when I get a chance, so it might be a few days or so before I can get to a place where I can post.

Stay tuned. This is supposed to be a three week trip.

Nice day.

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3 Responses to Loading Up the Old Van With the Final Stuff For Our Trip Tomorrow

  1. Judith says:

    Happy trails!

  2. Gaelyn says:

    Have a great trip. Look forward to more of the story.

  3. Nancy K says:

    Good luck! Maybe you’ll find a big gold nugget, or at least a fish or two. Looking forward to the pictures.

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