Monday (yesterday) we again had the RV in at DeMartini’s to continue the repair process on the slide. It turns out the slide gear is not reversible, so a new one is being ordered and will be installed on Wednesday. We found all this out about 1pm or so. We returned the RV to its spot at “Camp DeMartini” and went exploring some of the neighboring area for a few hours.
First we went to a town called Smartsville, expecting it to be a small town with some kind of history. It may have a history, but the area is in rather poor condition and the road in was well worn. We didn’t stay there long because there really is much there.
Next we went to a town called Rough and Ready. This was a mining town and also sits upon a major road into the foothills. This town actually seceded from the Union for a while until they realized that they had nothing to celebrate on July 4th! Then they quickly returned.
Interesting that the population, elevation and year of secession all have the same digits!
Today we are pretty much free since the gear part won’t arrive until tomorrow. So we are going to take a long ride down highway 49, probably into Placerville.