10/07/2010: Day 14: Weed to Coarsegold, Califahneeah
We woke in Weed, California in a smoking room. Smoking? Weed? No, not us. At dusk we were tired, the view was good, and they had internet (unlike our first stop). But they were out of non-smoking rooms. It helps to be reminded why we usually find non-smoking.
It was mostly a day of driving. I had processed pictures for yesterday in the motel room while Karen got up and about and packed. So we got on the road at 9. We stopped at 11 or so for a Starbuck's break, where I uploaded and captioned pictures, and posted the Day 13 report.
We got to Sacramento after 2, and spent a tense quarter hour looking for parking near the capitol. We looked around the Capitol and park for the maximum hour allotted by the meter.
After Sacramento, we drove down to Madera, across and up to Coarsegold (just south of Yosemite. So we basically drove halfway around Yosemite, completely missing it.
But that's okay: We are staying with Karen's mom, Jade. Her home is currently parked in an RV park outside of Coarsegold. Tomorrow we will tour part of Yosemite with Jade and John.