Again as a reminder, we had reserved a space on March 20th at South Shore Lake Camanche to do the maiden voyage of the new trailer and check out all the systems and as we drove in, found out they had just closed the lake at 5:30 that morning.
Since my wife was furloughed for 3 months we had plenty of time to go somewhere and check the trailer out EXCEPT, everybody else was closed too.
So we waited for our trip to Hope Valley last weekend to do the best checking we could even though it was dry camping instead of full hookups.
We got there Friday afternoon and set up.
The new trailer doesn't have a name like the "Clipper" or the "Freedom Express" because all they gave it was a number. Calling it the 2295 just doesn't seem right.
Off we went.
Once we got set up, all I could do was sit.
Because of this we decided to leave the kayaks home, but I did bring my fishing gear.
Friday night left us with a very nice sunset although it is a little hard to photograph through the hill that is directly West of our camp site.
Saturday morning I was still in considerable pain so I passed on fishing and settled for healing.
Saturday afternoon brought the usual Summer thunder storms that one would expect in the Sierra's. A little rain didn't stop us from BBQing though.
|BBQ in the rain.|
Let me explain the spot we had. They called it a "double" space. We had enough room for us, my son and his family, my wife's daughter and her family, and maybe another couple or two.
|One tent site|
|Second tent site|
Sunday afternoon brought more thunderstorms, but this time it was lightning, thunder, rain, and wind. The good part is that they only last an hour or so.
I'm now past the pain from my little trip and awaiting our next trip at the end of August which is our annual trip to Upper Lake. There will be kayaking, fishing, and my son and daughter-in-law will be there. Can't wait.
Might get in a day or two of fishing between now and then.