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Splendor in the Grass

BEFORE

 

AFTER

 

We gave Flirt a shearing for Summer. She should be more comfortable, but, alas, Flirt has lost some of her super powers.

Sabrina Lake & South Lake Day Trip

Sabrina & South Lakes Jeep Trip

We went to Lake Sabrina (July 2015) and South Lake (July 2015).

Today we repeated the trip. In 2015 the area was in the midst of a severe drought, but since then there has had much more rain and snow.

Plus, it was much cooler in the mountains . . .

 

LAKE SABRINA 2018

 

SOUTH LAKE 2018

 

Before & After (click to enlarge)

Cinco de Mayo @ Astorgas

Just got back after having dinner at Astorga’s Mexican Restaurant. Wonderful, especially after two Coronas (me) and a Margarita (Jan).

We came here 3 years ago on Cinco deMayo and loved it.

Check out the kid singing in this video . . . incredibly powerful voice . . . even louder than the trumpet players!

Buttermilk Road Jeep Trip — 2018

Buttermilk Road Headed Towards the Sierras

This is our third trek up Buttermilk Road. Our first two trips were in 2015 (Jeepin’ Buttermilk Road).


Buttermilk Road Trips Map (PDF)


In our first outing, we went as far as the “bare tree” . . .

The Bare Tree

In our second trip in May 2015, we made the complete trip — through the Woods and over the mountain ridge (the “hairy” part of the trip).

The Woods

For our third trip last Thursday, we decided not to travel over the mountain ridge as once was enough. However, we went as far as the Woods. Then we doubled back and wen up Horton Lakes road for a mile or so as the road was incredibly rough and gaining elevation fairly quickly.

Horton Lakes Road

 

Mount Tom viewed from Horton Lakes Road

 

VIDEOS FROM THE TRIP . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tesla, Plein Air Painting, and More

Our New Way of Getting Around

We’ve only been at our work camping job for 3 weeks, but we’ve seen a lot . . .

WE’VE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINS

Plenty of Snow Left

 

And it’s melting . . .

 

 

WE’VE SEEN A TESLA CHARGING UP AT OUR CAMPGROUND

It took 2 kwH (or 50 cents)

 

AND A MOTORHOME FENDER BENDER

Guess which one costs more to fix

 

JAN STARTED PLEIN AIR PAINTING AGAIN

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THE VIEW FROM OUR SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT — MY FAVORITE