I’m in a frenzy packing for our trip to central California and parts yonder. Jim is competing in the USMS Short Course Yards Nationals swim meet in Clovis, CA. We will be doing day trips from there to Bass Lake, Shaver Lake and other nearby mountain areas. Then on Mother’s Day we’ll head to Oakhurst to stay at the Queens Inn by the River to position ourselves close to Yosemite for day trips into the valley.
It’s been years since I’ve been in the Sierra. From 1993-1995 I spent almost every weekend climbing the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada while I was a trip leader for the Sierra Club. I can’t wait to share the mountain experience with the kids. Even though I do feel strongly about focusing your energy on a particular type of activity and our focus is on the ocean, a little mountain air will do us all good.
I can’t wait to do some nature photography too with my new vision and with my family in the picture. My special request is to get some photos of me with the kids on Mother’s Day because I don’t have any from past years!