Fran did long hours in the scalehouse at the peach cannery
from June to September 2002. Steven spent the summer getting the
truck and house into shape to get rolling again. So after a summer
in Yuba City, ‘Califunya’ we took to the road again.
Steven has become a luthier... a maker of stringed
instruments... specifically dulcimers. Fran is learning to play
them. Steven ('amazingly' since he has had no previous musical instrument
playing experience) has learned to play 'Amazing’ Grace! (Pun
intended.) You can see photos of his first effort here:
first stop on our winter trip was San Luis RV Resort just
south of Santa Nella (Pea Soup Anderson), CA ... at the east end
of Pacheco pass. Fran was ‘wagon master’ for the autumn
2002 Northern California Ro Selman Memorial Get-together. Ten rigs,
24 people and three pooches counting day drop-ins. The weather cooperated
beautifully ... the prevailing winds died down for the weekend and
a great time was had by all.
evening we all dined at the Basque restaurant in Los Banos.
Good food and an awesome concept for feeding huge crowds of people.
stayed a week at San Luis and toured the Auto-Mate RV plant in
Los Banos while there. I was impressed with the company’s
‘low-tech’ operation. They don’t make your Auto-Mate
until you order it. Then they custom make it to your specifications.
They seemed to really care about putting together a quality rig.