Hunh? How did we get from Aguanga to Bakersfield, CA? We took CA-79N to I-15N, then CA-91W, CA 71 N to CA 57N, to I-210 W to I-5 N to CA-99N, and then finally, CA-58 E...and exited at Edison Rd. Got that? Here we are at the Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield, CA. We picked this destination because we are heading north to Coarsegold, CA in a couple of days, and this was about the most direct way on our way there. We are staying at this park for two days to give Eldy a chance to rest up from a difficult drive yesterday.
How difficult was it? Well, it was through the mountains, some BIG ones, so big they filled up the windshield as we were looking out at the highway. I couldn't tell you the names of the mountains, they were on all sides of us, and we just kept passing one after another. You know they are big and the grade difficult when you see run away truck lanes on BOTH sides of the highway, AND a radiator water supply station turn off for overheated vehicles. The diesel exhaust brake handled the mountains beautifully and not only did the engine maintain its cool, but Eldy did, too! We made it to Bakersfield, CA. where there's a nice RV park, Orange Grove.
We have a nice site, enough room to put slides out, but the neighbors are closer than what we've been used to!