No Rowena, the weather guys were right. It was down to 32 the first night - started raining which turned to on and off marble-sized hail - then we had a mixture of rain-hail-snow for the rest of the evening and into the early morning. We had to sit in our car - listened to Giant's game. I had on 3 layers and did sleep surprising well (it was the wine) Nice and warm n my sleeping bag. However, the mattress were we going to use, had a slow leak so we left it home. Instead we used a military-issue wool blanket and a couple of old sleeping bags as a cushion and it was okay, although I could of used a bit more cushion.
|Yes that is me, yours truly. I am a wreck. My hair was dirty, I was COLD, tired - It was windy too. My eyeglasses make my eyes look like they are bugged out.|
The next day, it was gray and dreary with some wind, so we got in the car and drove through Lassen Park stopping at all the scenic stops along the way - went to their Museum and Visitor center and had a picnic in our car by a beautiful stream.
|I'm in the car with Daisey|
|wished he had flown south for the summer!|
COFFEE ALERT - Oh and once we had arrived there, that first day, we realized we forgot the coffee!!! So the Husband went to the camp store and paid nearly $10 for a 1 lb can of Folgers!!! We used our camping percolator in the blue speckled tin and it makes some strong coffee. I will say that was my favorite time, sitting there in front of a roaring fire with my frozen hands cupped around some HOT coffee - complaining about the cold.
|the hike I didn't get to go on|
In spite of it all, met some nice camping neighbors - Good food, wine, a fire and a lot of laughs! It will now go down in my memory as a "good one" but one that does not need repeating!
|is it June yet?|
That park is so fascinating. If you enjoy earth science and all of that, it's quite the treat. I was bummed that I did not get to do some hiking because once I am there, my enjoyment of hiking came back to me - so I was disappointed. There is more to that park I want to hike out to see - more of the devastation area and the cinder cones.
|where are the swimmers?|
It was so nice to get home.