We left the Napa Valley around 10am and went up the hill to Lake County. Going up this steep, crooked road is much easier than going down! Today, we saw some nice views of Lake Shasta and Mount Shasta on the way to southern Oregon. We only stopped twice and both times we had challenges. In Corning, we went to a Napa Auto Parts store and picked up a tire plug kit (hopefully we won’t need to use it…but we have it if we do). We wanted to fuel but the two gas stations were not RV friendly so we left and headed north on I-5. As soon as we hit the freeway, Felicia started looking for her phone as she suspected that she left it at the Napa store. Sure enough, Rachel checked (find my phone) and it was a couple miles behind us. We turned around at the next exit and went back and picked up the phone. This time we pulled into the Shell station since there were no vehicles at the fuel island. We fueled up and paid $2.899/gallon for 24 gallons of diesel. We then stopped at the adjacent rest area and had a quick lunch in the trailer.
When we got to the Lake Shasta area we got a notification that there was traffic ahead and a delay. Then it happened…. traffic stopped and we crawled along for the next 1 ½ hours as I-5 was being repaved and it was reduced to one lane. After we got thorough this LA like traffic jam, we were tired. When we got to Weed, we stopped for a cup of coffee at McDonald’s. It was going to be a quick stop but as we got back into the car, my coffee spilled off the center console and onto the driver and driver’s seat. Once we got that cleaned up, we headed north to Canyonville, Oregon and the Seven Feather’s RV Resort for the night. We arrived around 7:45 after a 395-mile drive. We had a quick snack at the Casino and went to bed. It was a long day of driving!