Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lake of the Springs Boulder Adventure


After leaving a great time back on the Ponderosa, we headed to Thousand Trails Lake of the Springs where we once again met up with Liz and Shorty Guptill. The day started off just like any other and then it happened... an RVer's nightmare, Ed was moving the MH up the hill to a site where we could be across from the Guptill's. Now keep in mind the roads are very tight and the turns on that hill was hairpin. While watching the front of the MH the hidden boulder in the tall weeds scraped down the entire bottom of the passenger side. The damage was over $12,000.  ET Quality RV repair shop in Yuba City did a great job and did it in 5 days. We stayed in the MH at Thousand Trails Lake Minden until all the parts were in then we stayed right on ET Quality's lot while the work was being done. They provided us with water, electric and a dump station.
Motor Home v Lake of the Springs boulder
We put in a claim with Progressive and they were awesome. The adjuster came out to Lake of the Springs to meet with us to do the estimate and took pictures. He stayed on the ball the entire time from start to finish. We continued having a great time exploring with the Guptill's in spite of the boo boo. The next 3 weeks were fun and very interesting. The first Saturday we were there we went to this great little old town of Malakoff Diggins called Humbug Day aka home of the worlds shortest parade. The town was so small the parade consist of the Fire truck, car with the Mayor and a horse drawn wagon full of kids that circled the town 3 times... LOL It was great fun, there was a street gun fight, a museum, an old general store w/Post Office and a Wells Fargo Office and all the folks dressed in period time clothes.
Humbug Day
For the next 3 weeks we did some awesome exploring... There was the Fish Hatchery, Olive Fest and the Tool Museum. Also there was a Chinese Temple, Ash Tray Museum and the Historic old Houses.

Fun on the Pontoon with Liz and Shorty Guptill. We rented a pontoon boat and took to the lake. Ed had a great time being pulled behind the boat and think Shorty had just as much fun pulling him. The day was full of fishing, floating and fun…
So much more to share with all of y’all and hopefully I can get all caught up in the coming days.
Until next time, Happy Trails and Safe Travels!