My last two trips, in my Alfa, started out being very expensive due to repairs. I was luckier this time and didn’t have any issues until Sunday, June 7th. We left Bakersfield and made it to Fresno where I stopped at McDonald’s so Kathy could get coffee. I stayed in Olivia while she went inside and the generator quit. Yikes, please, no generator problems. We need it for the air conditioning…it’s hot outside.
I couldn’t get it started and just took off not sure what to do, especially since it was Sunday. I noticed a Camping World on the other side of the freeway and turned around and went to see if I could get some help.
Service was closed but they were willing to let me park on the street leading to their facility and plug in so that I could have power. While we were in the processing of getting that taken care of I tried starting it again and it worked!!! Since I had just had my propane tank filled the previous day in Bakersfield I couldn’t figure out what was going on. So we took off and the generator has been fine since…phew.
Originally, I was going to hop over to I-5 but decided that 99 was just fine so I stayed on it. It was a very relaxing drive and I’m all about relaxed. I hate feeling pushed on the freeway and, to me, I-5 is not relaxing.
On the way to 101 we spent the night at a KOA in Lodi, CA, west of I-5 on 12. The signage for entering the KOA wasn’t visible until after I passed it so we had to go a fair distance, in a construction zone, past it in order to turn around. The KOA was located on the Little Potato Slough and had lots of extras…a marina, a restaurant, and an ice cream parlor. There was a fairly decent restaurant and the view was great...the water in the slough.
Being from the desert, I really loved that the sun was blocked by the trees!!!
All in all, it was a good day.