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Monthly Archives: April 2012

RiverCat Journal: Las Vegas, NV : Baker Grade

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV Campground: The Hitchin’ Post   Baker Grade goes by several names. It begins just east of Baker, California and, heading towards Las Vegas, makes a steady climb for nearly 20 miles! It’s so notorious for breakdowns that it’s a major testing ground for prototypes. Of course, I didn’t know this. … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Barstow, CA : Above and Beyond

Where I’m At :  Barstow, CA Campground : Shady Lane RV Camp     Shady Lane RV Camp I’d read reviews about how the management at Shady Lane were about the friendliest you’d ever meet. They weren’t lying! I called Jim en route to the campground because my GPS seemed to insist on taking me … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal: Bakersfield, CA : Misadventures of the Rookie RiverCat

Where I’m At:  Bakersfield, CA Campground: A Country RV Park   Recipe for RV Misadventure : Old Tow Vehicle : 1997 Dodge Ram Van with a Little 318 30-Year Old Camper : 1981 Automate with Probable Leaks Rookie RiverCat : Only One RV Road Trip Prior to 2012 2012-To-Date :  Pressed Into Action Early : My … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Lodi, CA : 48 Ugly and Bolo

Current Venue:  Lodi, CA Campground: Flag City RV Resort   Flag City Tuesday morning I had to switch parks.  You can see the sag in the rear end of the van without the lift of the leaf springs.   But it was only 5 miles to Flag City and I made it without a hitch.  … Continue reading »

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Snapshots : Lodi, CA : Stockton KOA

Current Venue:  Lodi, CA Campground: Stockton KOA                                

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RiverCat Journal : Lodi, CA : Stranded in the Delta

Where I’m At:  Lodi, CA Campground: Stockton KOA   So this is how The Ramblin’ RiverCat Marks His Territory… Wait a minute! If you’re one of my millions of subscribers, you probably recognize this picture from a previous post.  But I assure you this photo is not recycled.  Nope, that is a brand new puddle … Continue reading »

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Snapshots : Petaluma, CA : Wine Country and Downtown Petaluma

Current Venue:  Petaluma, CA Campground: Petaluma KOA Day Trip:  Wine Country and Downtown Petaluma              

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RiverCat Journal : Petaluma, CA : A Little Redwood in the Face

Where I’m At:  Petaluma, CA Campground: Petaluma KOA   Rookie RiverCat Questions His Lifestyle Choice Yesterday was a really, really bad travel day. First, I under-inflated my tires. I discovered this after I headed down the highway a bit and began bouncing and swaying. When I got my strange array of unmatched tires inspected, it … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Redding, CA : Otterbug

Where I’m At:  Redding, CA Campground:  Sacramento River RV Park   A Hitch in the Plans From 2005-2008 I dealt World Series of Poker around the country. Most people on the circuit know me. Except, of course, the new hiring manager. Despite my protests, he insists I need to come down to Vegas a month … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Chico, CA : Day Trip Race on 99

Current Venue:  Redding, CA Campground:  Sacramento River RV Park Day Trip:  Chico, CA and Highway 99   Poker Pit Stop Jeepers gets about 4-5 hours on medication before he wakes up and becomes an absolute terror (nothing short of ripping his nails out on his kennel). And, even though the drive is less than 3 … Continue reading »

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