We awoke in Eugene this morning to a steady rain/downpour. After 40 minutes outside taking down our trailer hookup I was soaked to the skin. My Seattle rain jacket gave up after about 30 minutes. I told Jean that this may have been my worst morning in the last 10 years. Jean was packing the inside of the trailer, so got spared much of the wetness. We got in the car and headed south without drying off.
This picture is a few hours later when we stopped at a rest stop. It is no longer raining, but I am still wet to the skin. With the car heater running I am at least warm wet.
This day also involved going through the Siskiyous with intermittent rain, big trucks, steep grades (both up and down). The down grades are the scariest due to the trailer sometimes trying to drive the car down the mountain. I kept it in second gear and no more than 40 to maintain control and had no problems. Going uphill was keeping the RPM down and going 40. This was only on the steepest grades (5% or greater). Otherwise we maintained a steady 55 most of the day. The second picture is the driver concentrating on the road.
Tonight we’re camped in another Premier RV Resort in Redding CA. It has similar amenities to last night, which is why I can post using the free wi-fi. Tomorrow we hope for a dryer start and sunny weather before the day ends.