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Posted: 02/23/14 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok so maybe its just not in the cards for me to have a "normal" road trip..

this was supposed to be a short mellow jaunt about two hours from the house

all my fishing gear stashed in the show of the dry bath

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Heading out
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Mandatory side trip to stock up on Bacon and Sausage

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on the backroads of Californias central valley

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at the Barn

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getting the young filly ready to ride
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just starting out
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about 10 minutes later, Houston we have a problem

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helmet did its job but Ruth has one sore butt

So we finally ended up at the lake after the side tip to the Doc just to make sure.

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I hustled to get my gear together determined to get in even a few minutes of fly fishing with a bass popper

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I hopped in the float tube and kicked across a finger of the lake to fish the reeds

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The sunset out on the water was awesome

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Although I didn't catch any fish I still whipped up a great dinner. Marinated Lamb Chops on brown rice served with a Kale salad with sliced pears, mango, apple, grapes, and cranberry's topped with a yogurt dressing

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The next morning was crisp and clear

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Jake enjoyed his breakfast while I had my coffee

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Then we had our breakfast

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you could see the snow capped Sierras from our site

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The stacks of the decommissioned Rancho Seco nuclear power plant

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heading out

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Waiting on the train

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having fun

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SF Bay

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Somewhere on the road after hitting big bump I lost all power to the lance, no running lights no brake or turn signals. so we stopped unhooked the tiedowns lifted the TC up on the jacks and I pulled a few feet forward. Yup the cord popped out of the socket, simple fix, plug it back in and reload.

I'm such a glutton for punishment, as is the wife that we are going back next weekend to do it again (without coming off and greaking a helmet)

* This post was last edited 02/24/14 04:13am by Buzzcut1 *   View edit history


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Posted: 02/23/14 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well just look at the bright side. You are still using your camper. Mine has been put away since the middle of November. Looking forward to april when the snow melts and I can get it back out again. Keep sending the pictures , keeps that itch to go camping fresh.

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Posted: 02/23/14 10:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice little report for a quick trip. Thanks for taking us along. I agree with Beefie; every little bit helps this time of year!


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Posted: 02/23/14 10:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes please keep the pics comin in.
due to $$$ I had to put mine away late Aug. Looks like it may be June before I get her back out. Its all good though

Keep campin as often as you can.


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Posted: 02/23/14 10:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to hear about your 'adventures'. Horses scare me. Anything that big that can get frightened by a stick and think it's a snake, well, it's just not a good idea to climb aboard is my thinking... (That happened to my brother's wife 4 years ago and she hasn't been back to work since.)

R.Seco Lake is a good fishery for bass. Next time, cross the dam, launch at the ramp and fish along the edge up to the dam. Focus on the last point and right at the dam where the rocks begin. I caught an 8+ pound bass there last year and have had great success in that area as well as along the dam face.

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Posted: 02/23/14 11:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like you stopped in Lockford for some sausage, YUMMY stuff. I can taste the bratwurst now. nice report. I have never done any good fishing at Rancho Seco but I used to do some wind surfing there.


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Posted: 02/23/14 11:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got any leftovers??????? [emoticon]

Making me hungry.

Oh well, as they say, the worst day fishing beats the best day ------- (fill in as appropriate.)


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Posted: 02/24/14 02:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the report....

.... one horsepower can be too much eh?

I read where some people "chip" to get more horsepower... were there any chips involved in this ride?

At least your wife had a great medic with her.

looking at my comments wakeing up in the middle of the night makes me silly.

I enjoyed the pictures... my legs got cold just thinking about the water where you were fishing.


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Posted: 02/24/14 04:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looked like fun to me, horsey adventure not with standing. Do remind yer mate to remain on the saddle and off her helmet in the future. Flying is not part of the deal.

And have even more fun next weekend. Ya kinda owe it to those of us stuck at home due to cold/snow/etc. You are keeping the universe in balance here.





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Posted: 02/24/14 06:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your fix was far less costly than my mishap last week. Always enjoy your trip reports. My meals never look like yours though. Could it be because they are made complete in the Microwave in under 3 min.?

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