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Redding, California
and Bear Mountain RV Resort
May 6, 2009
The largest California city north of Sacramento is both the center of commerce for northern California and home to vacation essentials.
This section begins with a few fun photos taken out the window of the moving motorhome while driving from San Francisco to Redding, California. It continues on to Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake. Mt. Shasta, and the amazing Sundial Bridge.
After being in California wine country with wine tasting tours everywhere, the two RV Gypsies saw an interesting sign about wine, plus a sign that more people need to pay attention to - don't litter.
sign  about wine
sign - don't trash Californai
A yellow biplane flying across the interstate
A yellow bi-plane
A yellow bi-plane
A yellow bi-plane
lots of houses
It appeared that many RV's were permanent here, older, and not well maintained.
sign - elevation 1001 feet
sign - Bear Mtn RV Resort
The entrance road to the campground was uphill, narrow, and curvy. When the two RV Gypsies checked in at the campground office, Karen asked the person at the front office desk, "What happens if we meet someone coming up the hill?" and he said, "You stop" and I asked, "Yeah, and then what?" He did not respond. If a motorhome towing a toad up the hill meets a motorhome towing a toad going down the hill - there WILL be a major problem. There is not enough room to pull over and neither RV would be able to back up. So when the two RV Gypsies left the campground, Karen drove the toad down the hill and prevented anyone from attempting the drive up until after she called Lee and told him it was safe to drive the motorhome down the hill. The pictures below don't show the steepness or narrowness of the hill but it does show the curves.
curvy scary entrance road
curvy scary entrance road
curvy scary entrance road
curvy scary entrance road
two views of the new yard of the two RV Gypsies
the RV of the two RV Gypsies
the RV of the two RV Gypsies
The view from the doorway of the motorhome - and the stream below.
the view from the RV of the two RV Gypsies
stream below the RV
A sign in the campground just before the real exit to the road
sign - yu can't get there from here 
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California - April 2009

California photos are in 28 separate sections found below. Some sections may have more than one page so that the photos will upload faster. You may visit these sections in any order you choose. Each section will have this menu so that visitors do not have to keep returning here in order to continue the California adventures. There is also a link to Oregon at the very bottom of the California menu.

travel scenery
Mountain Lakes RV Park
Venice Beach
Big Bear Mountain
Palm Springs Tram
Karen's family photos

Kaweah Park Resort & a bobcat

Three Rivers & Lake Kaweah

driving scenery

Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon
- big sequoia trees

Yosemite Nat'l Park

El Capitan

Bridalveil & Yosemite Falls

Indian Flat RV Park

The Golden Gate Bridge

Fisherman's Wharf /
Seals / Alcatraz

Armstrong Woods
State Preserve -
Giant Redwood Trees

Sonoma County driving tour / beaches

San Francisco
and cable car ride

The Living Roof
and Gardens


N. Petaluma KOA
& driving scenery

Bear Mtn RV Resort

Shasta Lake

Mt. Shasta

Shasta Dam


Sundial Bridge

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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all of the above, please continue on to Oregon.