Our first trip after Mark's 2 surgeries. We decided on a short trip to Columbia, CA in the foothills of the Sierras. It took us about 3 hours to get to Columbia from Fremont.


Central Valley

We drove Hwy 120 across the Central Valley to arrive at the foothills.











Ace is a wonderful traveler ... as soon as we begin moving, he falls asleep!







We were soon climbing into the foothills of the Sierras









Our site in the Marble Quarry RV Park








Trailer Truck

View from above, showing our new satellite dish. It worked great and it was wonderful to be indepentent of the park's TV system.








Mark trial Dixie Trail

There is a trail from the RV Park to Columbia - it took about 10 minutes to walk into town.


Here we are on the trail.










Seen when entering Columbia










Columbia is a restored Gold Town.













We stopped for a cool drink and a treat at Devon's Delectables.










Inside Devon's - everything is made there and really yummy.












Tired Pup

A tired pup after a busy day.







Placing Numbers

Placing the WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club) numbers on Rose.

Wally was the founder of Airstream back in the 1930's.

The WBCCI is a caravanning club, when you see groups of Airstreams on the road they are probably in a caravan.





Numbes in place


The numbers on the rear of the trailer.








HIghway 49

We began our trip home on Highway 49, the Mother Lode Highway, which winds through the gold country.












Angels Camp

In Angels Camp we picked up West 4 to return to the Bay Area via Stockton.












We returned to the Bay Area via Hwy 580 and the Altamont Pass and it's windmills.










To close a shot of some Jasmin growing on the side of the entry way into our house.