Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HOME FROM VACATION

We are home from our vacation to Mammoth Lakes, California. It was a wonderful trip. We have been doing this trip for well over 10 years now. For the last six years we have been staying at Woods Lodge. It took us many years to get in and now we have first choice each year for the same week. So this is our annual trip. I just love it, even though the elevation is hard on my asthma. (My weight doesn't help either) I pretty much sit on the porch and read all week while my husband goes hiking. Oh how I wish I could still do that. Woods Lodge is on Lake George and above Lake George is Crystal Lake which you can hike to. Woods Lodge is 9,200 feet in the High Sierras. Very secluded. So Crystal Lake runs into Lake George, which runs into Lake Mamie, which runs into Lake Mary, which runs into the Twin Lakes. There are so many interesting sites to see. So I am going to share just a few pictures from the week. Don't want to bore you too much.

We of course picked up Skye on the way home and she was acting very strange. I was so afraid that we did some kind of damage to this poor puppy. She didn't want to look at us, wouldn't respond to her name and wouldn't give me any kisses. So we get home, let her in the front door and all was well with the world. She ran all around, went to her toy box taking out toys and then rang her bell to go outside. I really was happy to see her so happy and back at home with us.

HAPPY TO BE HOME
SPECIAL TREATS BOUGHT IN MAMMOTH FOR SKYE

A HAPPY CAMPER

A MUST STOP IN BISHOP, CA
WORLD FAMOUS
There is also a smaller one in Mammoth Lakes. Yes
we do go for the bread and bakery each year!


TWIN LAKES

LAKE GEORGE

OUR CABIN

VIEW FROM THE CABIN PORCH

A FIRE AT NIGHT IS ALWAYS FUN

LOTS OF BIRDS

MANY, MANY CHIPMUNKS

ALWAYS OBEY SMOKEY THE BEAR

A WATERFALL AROUND THE JUNE LAKE LOOP

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY ON THE RIGHT YOU WILL SEE THE NAME OF ERIC SCOTT FRAIT. THIS IS THE PENNY PINES PROGRAM I DID WHEN OUR FRIENDS SON PASSED AWAY IN 2000. WE WENT TO CHECK OUT THE SIGN AND THE PINES. IT DID MY HEART GOOD TO SEE HIS NAME STILL UP ON THE SIGN.

A PICTURE OF THE EARTHQUAKE FAULT LINE FROM YEARS AGO

A HERD OF ELK ON 395 ON OUR WAY HOME SUNDAY

So our daughter and son-in-law spent Monday - Friday with us and we had a wonderful time. We always play games at night and of course laugh allot. My son and his best girl were not able to come this year since they were just moving into their new condo in LA during that week. I am glad to be home and I did miss all of you.

27 comments:

Life is good! said...

ok i am jealous. that is an amazingly beautiful place. i would never leave i'm afraid. i say we have a year long blogger retreat there, soon! like today!

Caitlin said...

How beautiful! That looks so serene & peaceful. Just what you needed! Skye also looks very happy to be home! :)

Heart2Heart said...

Oh how wonderful. I've visited Mammoth so many times during the winter but never during the summer. I too would love to stop on by and see the sites perhaps next summer. After all Yosemite is only another 40 plus minutes north.

May have to make a plan out of it. Thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures and so glad that Skye is loving the fact you are home.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Headless Mom said...

Beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen any pictures of where you go.

Cherie said...

That is a completely gorgeous area. That kind of setting is right up my alley - the mountains, the trees, the lake - I cannot think of anything more perfect!! How fun that you get to go each year.
The cabin looks so rustic and cute and the view from the porch - Hey I would just want to sit and look and read there too!!
I love the little dog cookies you brought back for Skye - the moose one especially.
Looks like a perfect vacation!

Laura said...

All I can say is I love it and looking at your pics and reading your words makes me LOOOONG for a vacation like this!!!
I'm glad that you are well! I hope that you saw the blog I wrote for you on my other blog- www.momentsofpause.blogspot.com
It was called "The Kindness of Others" and written back on July 28th. I hope that you saw it...
Hugs-
Laura

COUNTRY MOM said...

Thank You for joining my blog. I have joined yours as well. I LOVE the name of your blog, so beautiful. I really enjoyed reading about your trip and seeing all the great photos. Loved your dog one, and all the outdoors pics. Hope to get to know you and get caught up on your posts. Many Blessings,

Lori R. said...

your pics are absolutely beautiful! It makes me want to come that direction. We just took our oldest and wife to Chicago. Sure do like vacas with kids... I bet that little cutie pie is glad to be home... My cat always acts weird at first when we have been gone, but then he turns into Velcro Kitty for a few weeks! Glad you're home. Be sure to visit my sight and your name will be entered in my 100th Post Giveaway. Just 4 posts left!! Read August 12th...

Christy said...

I love the pictures! I can't BELIEVE the view from your cabin! My word! It's beautiful. Glad you're back! :)

Holly said...

Such a beautiful place! You took some great pics! The lakes look so serene.

Michele said...

lovely pics! glad you had such a great time!

Brandy said...

wow absolutely beautiful!

Tonja said...

I am not very familiar with that part of the country, but from your pics, it really is beautiful! Isn't it wonderful how God spread the wonder around when He was creating the world? Anywhere you go in our beutiful country there ar exciting and beautiful places to relax and rest in!

Glad Skye is well...looks like he was happy to get back in his own bed...as we all are!

AmazingGreis said...

So beautiful! Looks like ya'll had a great time.

Welcome back!

Sheila said...

Glad you are back! That looks absolutely beautiful!

Trish said...

Awesome photo's Deb...beautiful part of the Country that I had not seen until now! Glad to hear that Skye was happy to be home and all is well!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What spectacular scenery!
You are a good photographer, and wow! What a subject. Amazingly beautiful. I don't have a clue where Mammoth Lakes is, but I know I'd like to go there.
Cass

jennifer said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! The pictures are wonderful!!

xinex said...

What a beautiful vacation spot! The cabin and the scenery looks so tranquil and relaxing....Christine

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I've never been to Mammoth Lakes but have heard so much about it over the years. It looks gorgeous. So happy you had such a great time. Looks like Skye is happy to be home too!

Sandy said...

Never been to Mammoth Lakes but I think it's something we need to check into. Gorgeous photos and I would love to sit on that porch and look at the view. I'm sure Skye was a little mad at you at first. I bet everyone is glad to be home.

Tina said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! Thank you for posting your beautiful pictures! xx

Manic Mother said...

Looks like you had a scenic vacation to...wow!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Looks like a wonderful vacation. The pics are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
You asked me what kind of camera I use, it is a
Nikon Coolpix P90. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Debby

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm loving all the pictures, the cabin looks amazing. I'm so jealous!! yes always obey Smokey.

Well Skye's treats looks so yummy that had to make up for being by herself. And the pin bow is toooo flipping cute!

Kado! said...

what a beautiful cabin...and I ♥ the treats you brought back...cute!!

Ashlee said...

What a beautiful vacation! Thank you for sharing the pictures. I LOVE her little treats, those are adorable. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!

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