Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Day Trip to Yuba City

I left for Yuba City around 7:30 this morning, after having breakfast at the Wigwam. No free breakfast won this week; that's why it's called gambling.

Trainspotting Bunnies?

As I walked back home from the Wigwam, I spotted these two rabbits, who appeared to be more worried about me than the passing Union Pacific freight train.

It was excellent traveling weather in the morning, and I made good time. I'll write more about the full day later, but it took me to Yuba City, then to Sacramento. I'd packed an overnight bag in case I needed to stay down there, but after stopping for dinner in Auburn around 5:30 PM, I decided to push on home.

May Snow in Truckee

Up above Colfax (about the last practical place where I could have stopped for the night) it started to rain, and at Soda Springs it turned into snow. It was still light out, and the snow wasn't sticking, so I made it down to Truckee on the east side of Donner Summit. I stopped here briefly for a coffee, and when I came back out, the snow had suddenly turned heavier and wetter.

Wet snow began to accumulate on the windshield, but not the road. I had some difficulty getting the windshield to clear even with the defroster on full blast. Fortunately, the snow faded away around Floriston, just before the Nevada state line. It rained thereafter off and on until just east of Fernley, where it was windy but dry when I got home. Lisa had a fire going.

In retrospect, although I did get home safely, it would have been more prudent of me to have stopped for the night at Colfax and to have come home tomorrow. But I'm here now and I don't have to travel again until next Sunday. I hope it won't be snowing again then!
Tags: astro, fernley, minivan, trains, weather, wildlife
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