Monday, October 15, 2018

Day 31 - Lodi, CA

A potentially stressful driving turned out to be not bad. Traffic wasn't horrible and the drivers were much more courteous, as a whole, than Oregon. One notable incident was when the right lane needed to merge into the left, and there was a continuous stream of cars, a Mini flashed its light telling me to go ahead in front of him. Kind of took me by surprise.

The only reason for stopping at Lodi was that it was about halfway between Cloverdale and Yosemite National Park. I used the Passport America app and found a nice glamping location with full hookups. By being a Passport America member, we got 50% off. For this park, that was a $65 savings for the next two days.

We did check out the pool and hot tub. The pool was unheated and very cold and the hot tub was borderline too hot at 102°F. But we had a nice talk with a full-time RVer originally from San Diego. The park is all concrete but all of the sites are level and there is a 2.8 acre enclosed dog park. The place is covered with solar panels and I'd be curious to know how much of their power is from the panels. You can see some panels on the roof in the picture but that is but a tiny fraction of the panels. Not a campground but I really don’t mind it at all. The place was almost deserted when we arrived but by evening, we are surrounded by big class A RVs. 


  1. How does it feel to be out in about in these temps while winter is coming? I have to admit that I crave some cold (and wet - there I said it) days. Summer has been great but it lasted six months, so I am ready for snow now.

    1. Kind of odd in a way. Though it was colder here last night than it was in Fairbanks. I hear that it’s raining and not snowing. Really unusual for this time of year.

  2. Are you planning to travel all winter? I'm looking forward to your Yosemite posts!