Saturday, July 24, 2010

We struck Gold....

......actually we went to Gold Lake, which is about an hour north of Truckee, California. It's a beautiful place. In fact this was my view for the better part of a week. We didn't get the same site as last year, but it worked to our benefit.

This time we camped out 2 campsites away from our original site and had a nice stream, of snow melt, going right past our campground.

Adam spent a great deal of time in that stream. He couldn't get enough of it.

I don't ordinarily give them "crap" for cereal, but you know camping is a big deal and I let them choose their own breakfast cereal. I call it the Breakfast of Champions.....NOT!

We were a little more prepared this year, we bought an inflatable boat and got the boys a life vest so they could go "boating" in the lake. They didn't go very far but had a blast doing it. Adam is my more adventurous one, Trevor was ready to bail out because Adam was taking the boat out too deep.

The fishing wasn't quite as good this year, but we had fun trying.

Yes, lots of snow on the ground still.

Some old cabins we came across while 4 wheeling. They are in bad shape, but pretty neat to check out.

Them marks there? BEAR! Someone was hungry.....

It seemed like every time we got in the Jeep to go exploring the boys would break out in a fight, start bickering, nit pick about anything and everything. Jeff had enough and was scolding 2 of them on the side of the road. Had to take a picture.

A bit of 4 wheeling.

Last year we 4 wheeled to a lake called Smith Lake and found an old aluminum boat. I had a few holes but was water safe. So this year we went back to the lake for 2 reasons......there was a boat and the fishing was incredible. We decided we would catch and release, we still had a ton of food back at camp. So this year we did not have any fresh fish. A little sad (because it's soooooo good), but a longer life for those native fish to live and reproduce.

Adam reeling his in at Smith Lake.

The bonus of this trip? Adam lost his first tooth. (Don't mind the grubby little was a week of no showering and this is on our way out.)


Tink said...

Looks like a bunch of fun. I'm glad you all had such a good time. FYI I signed up for Surf City half marathon in Sunny Ca.

San-Dee said...

oooh, I am so jealous. boating, fishing, camping-life doesn't get much better! I'm glad you had a great time.

rachel... said...

I'm not really one for camping but this looks FUN! My kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE the boating and the stream and the fishing!

My fave pic is the one of Dad scolding the boys outside of the car. :) (Did it stop the bickering?)