This is for all the folks who can't travel right now. I'll try to take you along on our trip to the Ol' Stonehead Homestead. We live on the Oregon coast so our trip starts out in some really pretty country. Hwy 42 south to Roseberg OR. then get on I-5 south to 140 east around Medford OR.
Our old 1969 Cabana with her 318 dodge gas burner did ok. Yes at times we were down to 30 mph but when you have a cliff right next to you it's fine to go 30mph.
There are lots of flat stretches as well on old 140. Just go till you hit a stop sign, turn right or left.
Virgin Valley Camp and Lee is off for another bag of rocks. Now he's figuring out what he can leave behind to carry more rocks home. Lee has a long bus ride back to collage. Then the long day and we are here at the boat( our other house is a 50 foot sailboat ) feeling like our old girl can go anywhere we want.
Lessons learned on this trip. Carry a spare alternator. I thought about it before we left but had it checked out and all was good about 250 miles ago. I have a spare fuel pump, carb, dist, cap rotor and wires. Belts, hoses ect. And use the highest octane fuel you can get. Not sure what I was thinking using cheap 85 octane fuel. Went to 92 octane and 30 mph hills were now 40 mph and I got 1.6 miles per gallon better mileage.
So some of the pics have the wrong date(operator error) We took a lot of pictures so check out the homestead 2010 album to see more.
Fair winds, Tony and Joy