A very serene and
picturesque place. There are lots of houseboats on the lake.
Notice the ridges on the shoreline - the level of the lake was 'way
down. Lots of 'our' (Northern Cali) water is sent down South and
this has been a very dry year.
Left: You see a typical
campsite with its table, barbecue, and storage locker to keep the food
away from the mice and raccoons.
Right: Charlie is standing beside our 'home away
Socializing and relaxing . . .
Scenic views . . .
It was pretty warm and the
wading pool was a great way to cool off.
Left: I am chatting
with a granddaughter and her beau.
Right: Granddaughter Sabrina poses with her
little brother. (She is a very talented artist and you can see some examples of her
artwork by clicking here.)
Left: Charlie poses
with some grandkids and the newest greatgrandchild.
Right: Grandchild Katrina and her beau,
Vince, and me.
Left: A very
photogenic young lady.
Right: Chillin' and schmoozin'.
Kids and grandkids.
Left: A daughter-in-law
and her two daughters. The one on the right is the mother of the
Right: Sunrise - the sun could barely
penetrate the dense smoke from a fire that was burning about 50 miles away
near Yosemite. It burned more than 16,000 acres in less than a
day! Fortunately the prevailing wind kept the smoke away for the
Left: A lovely
young lady and the newest greatgrandchild.
Right: An interesting insect. It is a
Luckily we didn't see any tarantulas - some of the ladies would have been
Left: A nice view.
Right: Putting up a tent.
Right: How are we gonna do this?
Taking it easy . . .
Miller time . . .
The smoke from the nearby forest
fire was pretty dense one morning - but it was blown away before noon . .