Over the course of the last few months we’ve had a few conversations with Karen’s sister, Lou, about rendezvousing with her but had not been able to pin down a definite time and place until we talked this past weekend and agreed to meet at Manzanita Lake Campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. We explored the possibility of her riding Amtrak to Redding but she chose to make the drive from the San Francisco Bay area on Friday morning. Meanwhile we made reservations for four nights beginning tonight. We arrived to discover our site, A-09 not only didn’t have a reservation card on the post, but was much too short for our trailer and truck, not to mention Lou’s car but fortunately we got to speak with a ranger who was making rounds. He not only authorized us to choose another site but suggested Loop C because it’s further from a scheduled controlled burn on Monday so we set up on C-28, a shady pull through with plenty of space for camper, truck, and car but no sunshine for solar panels. We’re actually questioning our wisdom in inviting Lou to join us here because it’s cold, remote, and there’s no data connection. But there’s a lovely late afternoon sun glow on the side of the volcano, and some lovely neighbors staying in their newly acquired Aliner camper. All will be well!




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All Because of an Eclipse

All Because of an Eclipse

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