Dateline - Redding, CA
After days of frantic preparation, we finally set forth yesterday. By the time we left all we could do is drag ourselves as far as our daughters' house in westbound.
After the first night in Merybus in so long we slept like logs. Alas, we awoke to the sound of RAIN. We quickly dropped the lid and beat feet up the Trinity Highway (CA 299), landing in Redding in the afternoon, cold and very tired after going over two passes in the snow. We rest, motel bound, in a bed far less comfortable than the van.