Fletcher & Fran Crawford full time RVing Travelog:
November 2 to November 9
working three months for Morning
Star Trucking during tomato and peach harvesting season
Fran spent the next several weeks catching up on hometown
stuff... golfing, visiting, etc. ... getting ready for the
winter departure. We had no firm plans until November 3rd to
6th when we were gather with some of the gang from the RV
Club online mailing list folks. The fun of these
get-togethers (GTGs) is getting to put faces to the names we
have been corresponding with by email over the months.
We pulled out of Travelhome
Park in Yuba City and headed for the Delta Bay Club and
Marina resort on Andrus Island in the great California Delta
on November 2nd. We were a day ahead of schedule but we were
not the first of the group to arrive. Orange and red autumn
leaves and bright sunshine added beauty to our getaway trip.
On the way to the delta we drove highway 99 to I-5 to state
highway 12. We took Jackson Slough Road to the resort that
is on the San Joaquin River side of Andrus Island, near
Sevenmile Slough. And if you think I am name-dropping here,
you are correct... a lot of the names in the Delta are as
quaint as the Delta's entire ambiance.
my eyes and pretended I was not there as Steve turned the
truck from the narrow levee road down the incline into the
resort. Two other rigs were already parked in our group's
designated area. Eight more arrived in the next two days. We
had eleven rigs and a special club member who had flown to
San Francisco from Cincinnati, Ohio, to come to the GTG.
Lynn bunked in Marshall and Louise's big fifthwheel.
talk sessions, exploration trips, beautiful sunsets,
fabulous weather and inaccurate predictions of high winds by
the weathermen filled the weekend's hours. If the event had
a downside it was just the ladybugs, and they only appeared
during the warm parts of the days. The problems with them
were they infiltrated the RVs and they would bite people! (A
week later I'm still finding an occasional ladybug inside.)
The story about them is that the farmers import them to
feast on the aphids in their corn fields. After the corn is
harvested the ladybugs decide to change their menu to
Delta is one of our favorite spots and we stayed a week
there. The rest of the gang had slowly dwindled away. As for
Delta Bay Resort, it is a nice place to stay. It has all the
amenities... lots of trees, pool, tennis court, boat
rentals, park model rentals, laundry, big club room. They
need to get into the 21st Century as far as email retrieval
goes, though. They have a computer for email checking but
nowhere to plug in a laptop to a phone line.
the Delta on the 9th and headed north again. Steve had a
dentist appointment to be met before we could fly south for
the winter and we had reservations at the Thousand Trails
preserve at Lake of the Springs at Oregon House.