melnjoy.....I was just in Phoenix/Talent/Medford 8/20 to 8/24. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in South Medford but had errands in Phoenix & Talent. Too bad I missed you. I really need to get a laptop to carry with me so I can keep up with folks traveling and see who might be nearby.
ToolManRoy (Roy & Nancy) are just a few miles from you over in Jacksonville. And you'd pass Searchers (Mt. Shasta City) on your way to Chico except they are driving back East right now to their grandchildren.
And....I'm back home now in Davis, CA. Have a good trip to Chico.