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From: "Jan Davis" <>
Subject: Re: I-5 and the old 99
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 07:56:19 -0700
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And don't forget the Giant Orange juice stands!!! Heaven!!! We used to stop
and rest in the shade of the big Eucalyptus trees along the way. Jan
----- Original Message -----
From: "roland elliott" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: I-5 and the old 99


> Every 20 miles was a Orange Julius and a Motorlodge,it was a dry dusty
trip
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edrie Broughton" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:26
> Subject: I-5 and the old 99
>
>
> > I don't know about the dirt part because it was paved when we started
> using
> > it. Grandparents lived in San Jose and we lived in LA for almost ten
> years.
> > We drove that way many times. We always asked Dad, "Are we going the
> pretty
> > way or the oleander way?" He usually picked the oleander way (99).
Even
> > that was not fast considering today's roads. It was a simple four lane
> road
> > divided by oleanders. You had to slow down and stop in almost every
small
> > town. From north of Sacramento to almost LA the roads are quite
separate
> > and sometimes as much as 30-40 miles apart. The old 99 traveled the
> center
> > of the valley and was prone to spot flooding and winter fog. They hoped
> > putting I-5 on the western slopes would help avoid flooding and
fog...they
> > were wrong. The last time I remember I-5 being closed for flooding was
in
> > 1998 when my father was dying. You couldn't get through Sacramento to
> > Stockton on either road though.
> > EdrieAnne
> >
> >
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