August 26, 2010

Lake Hemet

Last weekend was a terrific two nights at Lake Hemet with our friends Paul, Linda, Jake and Vicki. The campground has a couple hundred sites, and over half are permanent residents. Our sites were roomy, with large shade trees providing some shelter from the scorching heat. A short bike ride away is a market and deli, which helped out with the inevitable shopping list of forgotten items.

Paul launched one of his fishing boats and we went out for a cruise on the lake. We were surprised to find out that the lake is a nesting area for the American Bald Eagle. We saw a mother eagle and her youngster down by the dam. Very cool!

Some of us went for a day trip into Idyllwild where they found this photo opportunity. With a little computer magic, Andy got his mug in the same photo four times.

August 7, 2010

All the Comforts of Home

During my Saturday morning web crawl, I ran into this photo of some camper's efforts to bring all the comforts of home to a tent campsite. I sure hope he hasn't kludged up some indoor plumbing too.

This weekend is one of our rare stays at the house, but we're getting ready for a trip with friends to Lake Hemet and Idyllwild later this month. Andy has been trying to cram in as many summer activities as possible into his last two weeks before returning to school.