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.