It's Saturday the third of July and we've left this morning around ten to get an early start on our way up to Tahoe. Mom drove the entire way. Slowly at first up through the grapevine and then into the vast farm country of California playing UNO helped eat away the long hours getting there. Finally, we got into Sacramento for a friendly visit with Daniel parents. Heathers parents even treated Daniels parents to a nice dinner. It was all good, his parents did dress nicely and we even got to see his sister Sarah before we left. Tonight we slept over in Sacramento at the La Quinta Inn located beside the American River and even saw a cute skunk running along beside the river having fun before we turned in.