After a year (and a bit) of buying and refurbishing a house that we made a real home we are back on the road for a winter in Mexico. We spent last winter in Vancouver, WA and I enjoyed it very much. It was the first time I spent a winter in the gray and cold for a long time. We slowly, after an initial burst of business, put many of the touches on the house that we wanted from day one (like a wine room). Other items, like a back deck will have to wait until later.
We put the gators in the moat and handed the keys to the castle over to our son and headed out. Visiting friends as we go is another plus to taking any trip and this time is no exception.
Today finds us in Willits, CA at a KOA with a hot tub just outside the door. Last night we luxuriated in the tub and restore ourselves after a day of winding our way south on the 101 with lots of stops for construction. The hot tub worked all the kinks out and was worth the bit extra for the site. A big day for us is 250 to 350 miles and this trip is no exception; especially so when you factor in twisty/hilly roads. The motor home does really well with the hills because it has a good gear down capability but it is wearing if you do a full day of it. We will probably switch over to I-5 sometime today to continue our trek south.