Warning: California’s fuel prices may be hazardous to your health.
We’ve seen diesel as high as $4.87 a gallon in Southern California and gas at $4.39 here in Humboldt County. Considering that we were expecting diesel to be over $5 in Humboldt, I suppose this was a relief in a sick sort of way.
Getting to Humboldt County was an epic journey, as usual.
Imagine yourself traveling over the Sierra Nevadas in a covered wagon, and you’ll have a good idea of how rough it can be to bring a RV here.
Although Humboldt’s five hours from anywhere, the hard road to get here is a small price to pay when you do lay your eyes on the land of giant redwoods and lush green forests filled with so many shades of green that you never knew existed.
Escaping the Fort Davis Fire: a Sign from the Universe?
The weird thing about being here for Chris’ memorial this week is that originally we were supposed to be in Fort Davis, Texas today, to check out the McDonald observatory we’ve always wanted to visit. Our plan was to go there and then on to Big Bend National Park.
But I just learned that Fort Davis is on fire, and so is the area between there and Marfa, another town we were supposed to visit afterward.
The biggest fire in Texas history is burning the very place we would have been in at this moment.
It’s good to know we didn’t get stuck in another Texas natural disaster.
I just keep thinking, if we hadn’t turned around and headed back up here for Chris’ memorial, what would have happened to us out there at Fort Davis?
What does this major change to the remainder of our winter snowbirding plans mean? Are we meant to go home early for some reason?
Who knows. All I know is that for every wrong turn we make on the road of life, there’s a right turn just ahead.