On June 12-14, I went camping with my husband’s co-workers over at Hirz Bay Campground. The campground that my husband reserved would accommodate 80 people. We were more or less 5o in total.
On June 12, we met at husband’s work. When everyone else arrived we all left around 4 pm. It was supposed to be a 3-hour drive. But it was a Friday and we hit every imaginable traffic jam from the East Bay to Sacramento. We were supposed to exit at Vacaville to get Highway 505 to connect to I-5, but hubs and I were chatting and we missed it. We were already in Sacramento when we realized our mistake. It wasn’t important we thought that we would just hit I-5 from Sacramento. Our mistake was that by going to Sacramento, we added about 1.5 to 2 hours to our drive. It was 9 pm when we arrived at the camp; and we had all the food. We pitched our tent in the dark, lamplight was little help. But we managed to have the coal going before the sky broke open. We stood there grilling burgers and hotdogs in the rain. The three or four umbrellas that were available were used to shield the coals to enable our dinner to be cooked. Needless to say, it was a challenging first day/night. People were ready to leave the next day; some did. Anyway, it went well after that first night. I share with you some random shots.
The rightmost tent was our home for two nights. And this is our grill/kitchen for three days.
Neil caught some striped bass that the ladies cooked inwonderfully Laotian/Thai dish. Oh simply yummy.
Lake Shasta I was told by those in the know is home to some good fishing.
Twilight by the lake, a good place to congregate and chat.
There is still a little light and we started to get the bonfire going.
This is my favorite photo of the camping. It reminds me of a FISHING GUY in the making. Twenty-month old Ethan, son of a fishing aficionado shows he’s well into following his dad’s footsteps.
It’s packing time. That’s my husband with his co-worker and co-organizer trying to fit everything in this small pick-up 🙂
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