June 21, 2008

Put the Green in Green Valley

Our trip to Green Valley Lake went really green when Sherry and Andrew got food poisoning on the first night. They had eaten lunch at our local fast food joint named after a kid's toy, and by night fall Andrew was toast. Sherry followed, and Saturday morning we drove down the road, leaving all of our gear behind. After getting them all set up at home, I ventured back up the hill for some exploration before retrieving the gear.

I was going to go up to Keller Peak Lookout, but the road was closed due to a homicide investigation. I shot over to the North Shore campground. Once around the park and I knew I never wanted to camp there.

Back at the house, it is 105 degrees at 5:00 tonight. I'll be spending my evening watching the stars from the pool. Andrew is feeling better, but Sherry is still a wreck.

PS: A HUGE thank you to Don Fiscus who did a drive-by on the campsite before we ever got there so I would know if site 36 had burned in the Slide Fire (it hadn't, but our other favorites did). He also left half a cord of fire wood at the site for us. Incredible! Thanks, Don.