I have dropped off the blogging radar for over seven months. Christmas time rolled around and I was not so gently reminded to "UPDATE YOUR BLOG!!!" So here I am.
We are currently in Saint George UT, visiting family after attending the Westcoast Pyrotechnic Association..... 2016 Winter Blast at Lake Havasu, AZ. and I will will pick this story up momentarily in another post.
In July 2015, we spent the Fourth camping with the family and friends at Silver Lake. George had the BBQ going so high we almost had a fire retardant drop on our BBQ/camp fire. Good thing the Forest Service gal came by and told the plane to abort the drop. It would have ruined our meal!!
I had knee surgery to repair both knees with tears in the meniscus, and I rehabilitated at Eagle Lake, camping. So nice now I can walk/hike without too much pain.
In August we attended a Billy Idol concert in Reno, and had a busy social calendar, being retired is hard and busy work! We went camping on the Almanor district (on the Lassen National Forest) at Highbridge, on the North Fork of the Feather River. In was a tight squeeze but we had a fantastic time dry camping with friends.
In September we traveled to visit children. We finally visited Nevada City and had so much fun eating and drinking our way through a super cool old gold town. Nevada City/ Grass Valley was what I wish Susanville could be... a nice destination with a good economy. The Susanville Symphony held a great outdoor concert across the street from us on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Souza, and Led Zeppelin, doesn't get any better than this!
We also came up with a Fantastic idea....... September 27, 2015 was a full eclipse of a super moon, lets go kayaking during the eclipse! I checked the ambient light the night before, it was bright, we could see everything, kayaking would be fun lets do it. So up to Eagle Lake we went, seven adventurous folks. We launched our kayaks with glow sticks attached to them so we could find each other on the lake, it was so dark...... you couldn't see anything. I didn't factor the "eclipse" part of the whole thing. We could see the blood red moon and from horizon to horizon we could see the Milky Way. It might have been the coolest thing we have done! There are no lights at the South shore of Eagle Lake. It was quiet and the lake was glass calm. So glad we had this experience.
In October George had the most important birthday ever..... he turned 62 and we went and got his Golden Age Pass! $10.00 camping forever!! Best Birthday Ever.
We squeezed in one last camping trip at the end of October to Grover Hot Springs SP. A nice campground in the Sierras,south of Lake Tahoe with a big public hot spring pool. Soaking in hot water before/after a hike is my favorite way to camp.
So here is my abbreviated history of most of last year. I still have to catch up on another BIG adventure and our current trip but it is a start.