This is a late post because I have fallen horribly behind on my blogging.
As usual, we spent Memorial Weekend in Trout Lake. Actually, I guess it wasn’t usual, because the last couple years our attendance has been spotty, but this time we were there for the whole weekend, and it was great, as always.
This was our first trip with the new rig – our ’09 Ford Flex was finally all prepped, the new hitch was installed and setup, and it was all ready to pull our wee little trailer.
Pulled like a champ!
The dogs had to put up with the new travel rules in the Flex, namely that they have to be buckled in (since they are surrounded by airbags, and if there was an accident I want them to be safe). They both have new Sleepypod Click-It harnesses that fasten into the safety anchors in the back seat and keep them securely in place.
They did great, with only minor tantrums from Barclay. Navi handled it fine, considering she doesn’t care for car rides at all!
Before we knew it we were among our people again 🙂 Surrounded by Airstreams!
And there is NOTHING like the jaw-dropping view of the mountain. We come back year after year, and every year I want to just sit and soak it up, it’s so beautiful!
The dogs, and Dave, found the trailer the perfect place to unwind.That’s exactly where Dave spent most of the weekend!
Our old camera phone pictures came out looking pretty surreal.
We got to spend lots of time hanging out with friends, like Gary & Janet, and Jim & Cheryl with Ziggy the insane Boston
Ranger Jon and Stephanie and the kids, Loren and Carolyn and Cosmo the shepherd, and Theresa and Glenn and a small pack of yorkies and her sister Leah who we welcomed even though she drove a Mini-Winnie (it was actually really cool inside), Pat and Janice and their sweet yellow lab, and plenty more folks than that. It was a nice sized group this year!
My crazy dogs. Barclay was totally mellow, but Navi just wanted me to get her out of there!
Don & Claudia from Yreka, who we haven’t had a chance to visit with for way too long!
Beautiful scenery, as always
Fun times in our cozy little trailer.
This was the dogs’ favorite place to watch the activities from (when they weren’t in the dog-yard)! They didn’t want to miss anyone coming or going!
And after three days of potlucks and singing and talking around the campfire it was all over and we had to pack up and head back home and to our daily grind. Whenever we do this it reminds me why we have the Airstream, and we wonder why we don’t do it more often. Maybe this year we will!