This week we journeyed up to our favorite campsite at Morning Star Lake Campground.
Hiking around the lake is one of our favorite activities.
The fishing left much to be desired.
Stephen's only catch, a bluegill, jumped out of the pan of lake water, right back into the lake.
(I had warned him that would probably happen.)
Although the fishing was poor, every other detail was spectacular.
Who could complain with such wonderful lakeside camping?
I roasted (and ate) a multitude of marshmallows.
Who could resist this ooey-gooey roasted goodness!
I delight in campfire cooking!
The fellows kept me well supplied in wood for my most cherished camping pastime ~
keeper of the campfire.
We only camped two nights, so I had to get the most of my campfire.
I did not get up until 5:30 the first morning.
But I made sure to get up bright and early at 4:00 the next morning.
Everyone else soon followed.
I ate lots of delicious food and drank lots of coffee.
I got lots of activity - first with all the lively packing for the trip and then unpacking and cleaning the van upon returning home - and then, upon arriving at the campsite: unloading the van, setting up camp, hauling water, and stacking wood, all of which included many, many trips up and down the steps leading from the parking to the campsite. Then there was plenty of recreation swimming, hiking, and canoeing.
I think that I actually lost a pound by the close of our camping adventure.
What made it so interesting was that we got to meet and talk to an elderly gentleman whose family was uprooted. He had no bitterness but simply said that it was just one of those things that happens in life. It was pretty special to get to meet a survivor of that time.
Other than that, the museum was rather boring.
The only things of interest to me were...
Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones costume from
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
(Although I have never seen any of the
Indiana Jones movies,
I found the outfit intriguing because I love adventure)...
This California Highway Patrol uniform
(only because it is so old, and you know how I like old things)...
And the diner display at the top of this post.
Oh, and one item in the gift shop caught my eye.
Alcohol flasks keyrings! Really?
Drinking and driving?
Is it even legal to have even a 1 oz. open container of alcohol in your vehicle?
If not, why is the state of California
(or the city...I don't know officially whose project it is)
selling these things?