Hi there one and all,
Greetings from our new digs in Rancho Cordova California. We have relocated our home base from Plymouth (in Amador County California) about 30 miles down the road to Rancho Cordova (Sacramento County California). Our move, at this point, was pretty much justified by the fact that the rent is substantially less here in Sacramento then in Amador county. We cut our rent in half, although the rent at the new location doesn't include electricity. We expect even though we will have to pay electricity, we should be able to save about $400 a month on living expenses. :-)
Our new location isn't quite as fancy as our old one, but of the some 12 or so that we looked at in Sacramento, this is the one that would allow us our 3 medium size dogs, and was a fairly clean location. There were a lot of dives in this region, and all of the nicer parks didn't allow dogs over 20 pounds, and Carol and I would have had to been over the age of 55.
There is a little bit of noise at night from the Light rail station just across the street, but it reminds us of many other KOA's and other camp grounds that we have stayed at over the years. :-) We've now been here an entire week and even Friday and Saturday nights were fairly un-eventful. There are less than 40 spots in this Park, but half of them have dogs, all of which are over 20 pounds, and most of the residents are under the age of 55. So, it's obvious where all of us in our current demographic end up gravitating towards. The three dogs and our cat all continue to take it in stride. As far as they are concerned, as long as we come home at night from work and feed them, they are good to go!
Katie and Russ came by and visited for a few hours today which was wonderful! That is going to be one of the great things about living down here. We'll be much closer to get together for a visit. But, neither Carol or I want to be a bother too them by invading their space, and we are thinking we are just far enough away to accomplish that. :-)
We also added some out door furniture to our new home, so we are looking forward to having some nice quiet and relaxing weekends going forward.
Our next trip will be to the Northern California Samboree, at the Lodi Grape festival grounds, the last week in April.
Happy Camping! Eric and Carol