Our 5W is still in Virginia City and we just had a great time visiting Ray & Ruth in Penn Valley California so we decided to make another visit to a friend in Chico California.
5 years ago I have bought my F-350 through the internet from Wayne that lives in Chico, the transaction went so well that we stayed in touch through the years and made a promise to have a beer one day,this day had come and we finally met with Wayne and Gwen in Chico.
Wayne and Gwen made everything to let us feel at home and we all enjoyed this short visit.
We picked our 5W from Virginia City and made our way to Lake Topaz where our friends Rod & Ruth were already waiting for us to continue our RV trip East of the Sierra Nevada.
This Casino RV resort is on the Lake Topaz on one side and the mountains on the other ,has full hook-ups,Wi-Fi,CTV , pool and nice specious sites.
On the next day we took a side trip on a scenic Hwy 89 to Markleeville a very small beautiful town high in the mountains and although it has only one main street it has a nostalgic atmosphere and great small corners everywhere you look.
This small town is a gate to Grover’s Hot Springs S.P just a few miles down the road,after paying the 7$ fee entrance (per car,that is also good for the usage of hot pools for one person) we hiked 4 miles round trip to Soda Springs and although the falls where no way in full capacity we enjoyed the small pools and the great views all along this hike.
As the name of the State Park hints there is a hot pool in it ,for another 7$ we soaked in this natural hot water for enough time to give our mussels a full relaxation…
Evening at the Casino bar with great company and some drinks made a perfect ending to a perfect day…Life is good