Tuesday evening - we left Sunday just before Noon for Burney Falls, CA, and had a cabin reserved at the State Park there. The cabin was very nice and just perfect for us, although the sites were close together with no or little privacy between them. No matter, we were out to enjoy the week.
The above picture is of Grandma and Arianna. My daughter absolutely hated to wear a dress when she was young, and her daughter hikes in a dress and pearls! The pearls have been worn every day since we left home, and I love it.
After settling in we hiked to the Falls, which are just gorgeous. Not content to just see them from below, we hiked up a steep trail to one that went over the Falls. In all I supposed we hiked 2 strenuous (to me) miles, but the 4 and 6 yr old did as well as I did, if not better. The next day they went back for more so the kids could get the information required for a special merit badge. At that point I just stayed back at the cabin, reveling in the peace and quiet, and chilled out.
We also took the kids to Britton Lake, about 2 miles from our cabin, but I didn't get in the water - just sat in peace in the shade. Sounds like I'm getting old!
Here are a couple of pictures taken just before we left the cabin - Flat Haley and Flat Sierra (named by my granddaughters) on the cabin front porch.
This morning (Tuesday) we finally got on the road and drove approximately 125+ miles to Ashland, Oregon. We are staying at an Inn about 30 miles outside Ashland - a beautiful drive on a curvy bumpy road that made Autumn very car sick! Finally arrived at the Inn and had a great dinner. Jeanne, Donald and Autumn then left to drive in to Ashland to the Shakespearean Theater and a performance of Midsummer Night's Dream. I think it is a modernized version with the characters more from life today than back in the Bard's time, and I hope they get a lot from the performance. The minimum age for attending in 5 yrs old and Arianna falls one year short, so I opted to stay here at the Inn with her. We went out to the little playground for a while and are now back in the room - me on my computer and Arianna on her Leap Pad!
Traveling with family is entirely different than traveling on one's own - they do things entirely different than I do, but the company makes it all worth while. I just made up my mind to enjoy it, even leaving 2 or 3 hours later than we plan, and spending more time on kid friendly activities than I might on my own. I will have a 4500 mile trip in August to do everything my own way so I'm going to get every bit of happiness out of this week that I can.
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