Hired help doing the dirty work handcranking the last leveler up so we can finally get on the road!
At least while we were waiting so long already packed, I said we didn't have a photo with Grandma, so here we are...
Grandma & Britta in Woodway, with the dogs trying to squeeze in the photo
It's not very safe driving with risk of ice overnight, so with a break for a quick dinner out at BJ's Brewery for Dad & me since he needed a driving break, we only made it to Woodburn south of Portland, where I beat Mom again at Scrabble, and without levelers and such wind & rain overnight I had trouble getting to sleep and felt a bit seasick! We got going on the road again before 9:30am so made it to Medford by lunchtime when we ate in the RV after filling up at Costco, then over the still-snowy Siskiyou Summit in fairly clear weather. Oddly enough the coldest weather & only snow falling was all the way south of Dunsmuir near Mt Shasta, but the roads were still clear. We made it to Redding by 5pm, free wifi again, Mom finally beat me at Scrabble (I'm still ahead 2 of 3 games though!), and my mom & I watched the Sound of Music on TV while my dad realized he'd never paid attention to the movie before, but still gave up only halfway through watching. ;)
Still plenty chilly south of Dunsmuir by Mt Shasta
Tomorrow we should get to Sacramento sometime in the afternoon, then it's presents & dinner with my brother before I can drive to my house, so I'm not sure if I'll make it back the same night or sometime on Tuesday...I will be glad to see my kitties again & sleep in my own bed!