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Are we done moving yet? … part 3

By this time, we are getting sick of being on the roads and tired of eating junk foods. Coffee is keeping us going strong for 1 more trip, and if we cant pack it all in, we’ll take a long break before making anymore trips.

A very well used Knack box loaded at the tail end.

A very well used Knack box loaded at the tail end.

With that plan in mind, we set off again on the usual route from PT to Monterey, stopping at the usual places and keeping the same pace.

Stuffed up to the brim inside the pod.

Stuffed up to the brim inside the pod.

Weather was much better, that helped us keep to schedule and we were able to load quickly. Either that or we have just become so practiced that we turn around with just 1 overnight at Monterey.

Noticeably less stuff ...

Noticeably less stuff …

To get better weight balance, we the Knack box way back in the end, filled it will loads of screws, chains, clamps, everything thats really rough and heavy.

Many boxes are empty! And some contain junk!

Many boxes are empty! And some contain junk!

Much to my disappointment, Doug is right, we have to come back again. Let see if I will be right and the next trip will be the last! … I think that there’s a lot of junk thats not worth the 5th trip… having a hard time convincing Doug about that …

BTW, we are getting 22mpg towing the trailer empty and 19mpg loaded to about 2500lbs + 750lbs for the trailer itself. Doug thought that was pretty good towing mpg. Each trip, gas cost is about $360 for the 2000 mi. .. gas price average is $4 in CA, $3.6 in OR and $3.7 in WA.

Last week's snow, this week's view!

Last week’s snow, this week’s view!

Hotels is costing us about $50 / night on the average. We stay 1 night midway down, 1 night midway up and 1 or 2 nights in Monterey itself. So each trip that we make is about $550 + food + incidentals for parts or materials that helps us carry more.

We try to get some enjoyment where we can… and heres a pretty picture that held up our spirits while driving. Last time we made this Shasta pass it was snowing. This time it was just beautiful!

 

 

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