We got an email a couple of weeks ago from our niece. She gave birth to her son just before Thanksgiving and emailed us with an update. She mentioned that she had convinced G's mother (her grandmother) to go on a camping trip to Twin Lakes near Bridgeport in Eastern California. She wanted to know if wanted to join them. Of course!
G and I went camping with his parents up the Oregon coast to Washington while we were dating. She is always remarking how much she enjoyed the trip and would love to go camping again. Wanting and doing are definitely two different things especially after 35 years have passed. G's mother is in her mid 70's and we really couldn't see her camping. But our niece came up with a great solution. She and her husband wanted to go back to Twin Lakes. There are several full service fishing resorts at the lakes. The resort provides camping, motel and restaurant. Perfect. The young folks can camp and use old folks can stay in the motel.
She has arranged everything. We will be staying at Annett's Mono Village for three nights in July. G and I decided to make it a road trip and we are taking two weeks off. We'll drive down taking our time and rendez-vous with the group at Annett's. Then we'll go back to the Central Valley and spend a day or two with G's parents before driving back up.
We haven't driven down to Cali in over 15 years so this will be fun. We hope to take some time and see part of California that we haven't seen, do a little hiking and maybe investigate some towns.