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Monday, August 11, 2014

To Gilroy, California

Aloha Everyone,

We left the RV park in Carson City at 6:42 AM and drove nearly 7 hours straight, passing Reno. From there, we went on to California on 80W to Sacramento.

Northern parts of California seems to be less affected by the drought then the Central and Southern parts of the state.

Interesting conversation with the agriculture inspector. We normally just get waived in but today the inspector was curious about Honu.To her inquiry of if we have any fruits, vegetables or firewoods, we replied positive to fruits. When we told her that we have some avocados, she asked "avocados from South Dakota?" When we told her that they were purchased in Modesto, California, she gave us a shoulder shrug are wished us a good day.

Pacheco Pass off I-5 is one of the scenic routes of Northern California. When I told my sister that we were headed that way, she reminisced about taking the highway a couple decades ago when our son was in graduate school.

The road which leads to Gilroy is not a typical country road. Beyond grape orchards and fruits trees are fields of garlic. The aroma is so strong that you are inhaling garlic with each breath you take.

Very appropriately, tonight we are staying at the RV park called Garlic Farm RV Park in Gilroy.

Aloha -- Cathi