We are taking a couple of much needed rest days at Bill's house. Jack is in heaven in Bill's yard with a tennis ball to play with and chase. Saturday was a very lazy rest day. Then in the evening we went to dinner with Pete and Susan (the kind friends who will pick up Bill on the other side of Nevada) and our old friend Joel. Today is a make and mend day as we get ready to head into the foothills of the Sierra tomorrow. We will be all packed tonight as we want an early departure tomorrow. We face 2000 feet of climbing to Placerville so we hope to get as much as possible done before the heat really gets going. Dave and Bill have been poring over the maps and have figured out the best way to get to Carson Pass.