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Wednesday, November 29, 2000
Red Bluff, California to Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington:
Latitude: 45° 38' 20" North
Longitude: 122° 39' 37" West
Altitude: 881 feet
From Seattle: 161 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Vancouver Lodge

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: California, Oregon, Washington
Route: Car: I-5
Path:Red Bluff, California - Vancouver, Washington
Linear:423 miles
Weather: Rain / Snow / Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1329
Linear Dist: 256390
Countries Visited: 73
Regions Visited: 274
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Hotels: 513
Friends / Family: 313
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 85
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4400

Journal Entry:
I woke up several times during the night to the relaxing sound of heavy rain or hail maybe because of this I slept very well. In the morning Amy woke me up on her way to work and by 8:30 I was out of the house. Before leaving I called the CalTrans road report and found out there were no snow advisories on I-5 so I decided not to stop and get chains. The drive through northern California and into mountains was very pretty - especially the snow covered mountains. I saw some evidence on the side of the road of snow from last night, but the freeway was ice and snow free. Then I crossed into Oregon and at the next pass the rain lightened then turned to snow. I'm pretty sure it was the first time I've seen snow since January 1998 (Europe - Prague?). Luckily it didn't stick much, I just drove very carefully and in 30 minutes it was back to plain rain.

I got into Portland in the middle of traffic and just couldn't be bothered to fight the masses to get off the freeway so I ended up a few miles north at a hotel in Vancouver, just over the state line in Washington. I relaxed and showered, then had a long talk with Amy on the phone. Looks like a major change of plans - we probably won't go to India together in January. I worried about what I should do (go to India on my own, go somewhere else, or go find a job?). Finally decided not to decide right now and went out for a bad Mexican dinner, and then to the new Arnold movie - the Sixth Day.

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