|Lindamar beach - Pacifica|
My dad was an "outdoor-kind-of man." Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking...exploring. At that time, while I enjoyed it a little, I was more into boys. If boys were there, or somewhere near, I loved the outdoors. We went to a lot of places, growing up. Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park...even fished in Yellowstone Lake. Of course we grew up on the coast so when the bass would run, every dad in the neighborhood would get in their trucks, and hurry down to the beach. We'd have a big bon fire at the end of the day, watching the sunset.
|No this is NOT Marsha from the Brady Bunch. It's me, about 16 with Yellowstone river in background.|
God knew what he was doing, when he gave me 3 sons. My whole life has been spent, appreciating the outdoors, UP CLOSE and PERSONAL. From, safe, easy camping at campgrounds, to roughing it on BLM land. (bureau of land management) No toilets, not even a pit one. No showers, no running water. Now while it sounds gross, you learn ways to deal with it. No it's not perfect, but if you want to REALLY enjoy the outdoors and get away from people, you have to go THAT FAR!
|Fishing trip with Dad - My catch|
|one of the many waterfalls at Whiskeytown Lake|
I'm not as good of a hiker, as I used to be. I can't climb over big rocks and boulders so I miss out on seeing the waterfalls. I'm thankful I did a lot of that, when I was younger.
Last October, the husband and I took off in our van, to Yosemite. We camped one night in a designated camp spot in Yosemite and the other nights, on BLM land and one night in a small town motel. This year, we are planning to stay at a fire-guard station in El Dorado County in August. They have turned it into this tiny cabin. You have to pack it in and pack it out.
|Your adventure awaits....|
At the side of our house, sits a 34 foot motorhome. We never use it., In fact, we are planing to sell it soon. It was fun, taking it out but we found, we didn't enjoy sitting in a campground full of RV's, listening to the hum of all the generators. I will say, in the off season, it is cozy and it does allow for camping (if you call that camping) in the rain or colder weather since you have all the conviences of home, right there. I don't like sleeping on the ground anymore - and I admit, digging a hole to go potty, just isn't my thing. The husband is fixing up our van, so we can sleep inside and we even have a portable potty. We have cots now, to sleep on in our tent if not using the van. I also can only take a couple of nights camping.