Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wow, Three in a Row


Today, I actually gave into the “itch”.  It didn’t involve the hitch, just a road trip.

After filling the truck with diesel, at 3.97/gal., I took a drive up to Nevada City/Grass Valley.  The gauge on the truck said that I was averaging 17.4 mpg.  It was a nice drive, even though there was a two mile stretch of road construction.  They are widening Hwy 49 (on going through 2012).

First I stopped at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There weren’t too many sites filled, but will be in a week or so, the fair begins next week.  I was able to speak with the host there.  She is a solo and doing it by herself for now.  She gave me a lot of ideas for when I am out there myself workamping.


It was getting close to lunch time so from there I went to Grass Valley and found a little place that makes Pasties, Cousin Jack’s Pasties. 


They have more on the menu, but I had their most popular, a beef pasty.  (They also had chicken and turkey.)  It was very good, although it was a bit heavy on the potato.  I was able to have Angel with me on the patio and the waitress brought her water and a home made dog biscuit.  Angel really loved her treat, so I bought a bag of them for her.

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              Sorry, but I didn’t think about the camera until I ate half of it

After lunch, I thought that I would check out the Empire Mine State Park, but I ended up not going in, because it was kind of warm, and I didn’t think that I could take Angel in with me,  As I was leaving, I saw someone come out carrying a small dog,  so maybe I’ll go in the fall when it is cooler and take the tour.

I didn’t do anything else while there and headed home.  All in all, it was a nice afternoon.  I’m glad I went.  I will have to get used to just getting out there and doing things by myself and not hiding out in front of the “boob tube”.  I want to find some short hikes near Sacramento other than the American River Parkway.

Another  week to go and Ted will be back next weekend to install the capture plate on the king pin.  Then we get to practice hitching and unhitching to ‘My Spot”, to prepare for our RV Basic Training on the 27th.

I hope that you all have a great week.  It’s off to bed for us.

Thanks for visiting

Susan and Angel


  1. I always enjoy myself when i get out and do something alone. It's just the getting out that can be hard!My days always seem to just fly by.

  2. There are lots of us solo women out here. I wish you the best and enjoy and be safe.
    You took some nice photos thanks for sharing.

  3. Sounds like a great "road trip!" Glad you got out and enjoyed the day!

  4. I love that header picture! Great shot. Really creates a mood.

  5. I know how hard it is to just "get out." I was the same way, and still am. But when you do it, it's so much fun. See new places, do something interesting. I'll bet Angel enjoyed it, too. She's going to LOVE being on the road with you.