Storm Valley Ranch
The next weekend Dale and Ruth stopped by for a hike and lunch. They were camping down near Sacramento for a bit. Had to take them to the waterfalls in Coloma. It was that pretty.
Steve, Me, Ruth & Dale.
Views of the American River.
I think there were even more wildflowers blooming.
Ruth carefully climbing down from the "Sofa Rock".
The upper hillside above Dutch Falls was covered with its own waterfall of purple flowers.
Another shot of Johntown Falls (above) and a shot below where they join Upper Dutch Falls (below).
Ruth goin' in for the shot on the steep hillside.
brewery portion of their website.
Timmy's Brown Bag experience. You'd have to go to their site for examples of their crazy, but DELICIOUS sandwiches.
The next day we were up early to go to Lake Berryessa where our son, Brennan, had planned a farewell day of fishing and BBQ for our family and his girlfriend, Alex's, parents. It can be difficult to see everyone you want in just a month, so this was great! My brother and Alex's Dad brought their bass boats, we all brought our kayaks and my sister brought her paddle board so there was plenty of water fun for everyone!
My Dad, Kaylee, Shane (the fashioniesta of the family!), Brennan and my Mom.
Ryan, Hurley and I out and about in the kayak.
Diane, Courtney and Josh.
Kaylee all happy that she was able to stand up and paddle without falling off.
Even happier when she caught a bass later from the paddleboard. Way to go Kaylee!
Kris caught a nice Bass from the shore.
My brother with one of his catches.
Nice one Rob!
Rob and Steve.
Me and Sandra.
I never did get a picture of Brennan and Alex, but thank you both for all the work coordinating everyone and planning the BBQ!
And that wraps up another busy week! I'm not sure how much more back to back fun I can take! I guess we'll find out as Curt and Glenda arrive in a couple days. We'll show them around Placerville for a few days then we'll all head up to Oregon!