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North Lake Day Trip . . . It’s All About the Road

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Lake Sabrina, South Lake, and North Lake are all up the road (Highway 168) from us.

We’ve been to South Lake. We’ve been to Lake Sabrina. We’ve been to both South Lake and Lake Sabrina.

But we’ve never taken that right turn on Highway 168 to North Lake . . . until last Thursday.

Here’s our best picture of North Lake:

Here’s Jan being cold as hell at 9,200 feet . . .

Finally, I don’t remember the drive up to North Lake. I think I blacked out. You see, about 2 miles of the trip up were negotiating a one-lane road with sheer drop offs. I know we encountered a couple of huge pickup trucks coming down the mountain as we drove up, and we survived.

Now you tell me

Since we had the inside lane on the drive down, we felt emboldened to film it.

That’s Flirt panting in the back seat.

Rock Lake Day Trip

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Last week we took a road trip to Rock Lake which is about about 45 minutes from our campground up Highway 395.

However, we took back roads (red dotted line above) most of the way.

Rock Lake is at 9700 feet so cold weather and Fall comes early. In fact on our way to the lake, we say early snow on some of the mountains.

 

We had lunch at the lake and did some hiking. Flirt went into the lake as soon as we arrived and has smelled ever since.

 

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Flirt Turns 6

About a week ago our Golden Retriever turned six years old. No longer a puppy. So we celebrated by getting all maudlin as we remembered  our former dogs.

Be that as it may, here’s our girl at 8 weeks and at 6 years . . .

Flirt at 8 weeks and 6 years

 

DICHI GOLDEN ACRES

Our Flirt’s mother is also named Flirt and her father’s name was Chance (the dog all over Jan’s feet at the end of the video below).

We got our Flirt as a puppy from Dichi Goldens in Wisconsin in 2012. Before we picked her up in November of that year, we visited Dichi in June, a month after our previous Golden Retriever Jack died.

Here’s a movie of our visit to Dichi Goldens in June 2012 . . .

 

 

September Roundup or “Where has the Time Gone?”

We’ll be leaving Bishop mid-October and we’re trying to get in as many activities as we can because we may not be back here for a while. Well, probably next year if we do our West Coast Trip. We’ll see.

Jan takes the Activities Award for September . . .

YOSEMITE FISHING TRIPS

Bishop to Tuolumne Meadows (click map to enlarge)

Jan has taken a couple of fishing trips with her new friend Audrey to the streams in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. This meant getting up at 5:30 am.

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CONVICT LAKE HIKE

Jan again. She and friend Audrey did a 3-mile hike around Convict Lake which is about an hour North of Bishop. As you’ll see in one of the photos below, the Fall colors have started in September in the mountains.

Bishop to Convict Lake

 

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DUTCH INVASION

Every year campers from the Netherlands visit our campground on their 31-day tour of the southwest.

31-Day Tour

Here’s a link if you want to join them next year: Kampeerreizen van ANWB . . .

 

 

TOM INSTALLS SOMETHING IN THE JEEP

It’s a thing with switches and stuff . . .

 

JAN BACKS A TRAILER INTO A TIGHT SPOT

It was no mean task. The Queen ‘o Driving strikes again . . .

Kudos!

 

DOG MOVIES

 

 

OUR FAVORITE DESSERT SPOT

Good Earth Yogurt

 

Basically, you fill a large cup with different flavors of Yogurt, add a bunch of toppings, and then you pay by how heavy it is. Great stuff.

Yogurts

 

Toppings

 

THERMAL VENT OPENS NEAR OUR CAMPSITE

Ok, we just threw some dry ice in our creek . . .

 

 

WHY WE LIKE SEEING MOVIES AT THE BISHOP TWIN THEATER

Burning Man Refugees

Burning Man wrapped up on Monday and a few of the festival goers made it to our campground looking to dump their gray and black tanks.

The “Burners” were easy to spot — their RVs were the dustiest things on wheels . . .

Click on photo to see the dust up close (The blue tape on the window was meant to keep the dust out of the inside of the RV.)