Black Butte Reservoir
Black Butte is a COE run campground in Orland just off I-5 in Northern CA. It was a nice 1/2 stop for a few days before crossing the border to Oregon. Curt found this spot. It's a shallow lake, the weather was warm and the fish were biting!
|Kris, Curt, Steve and Glenda|
My sister joined us for a couple of days as she lives nearby. It was Cinco de Mayo so we all contributed to a festive dinner.
Steve made some awesome Top Shelf Margaritas to go with the fish tacos (Red Fish given to me from my brother that he caught in Texas). Of course there were all the side dishes to go with it.
Curt, Glenda and Tina
My sister and I paddling out to do some fishing with Hurley.
Looking back at our rig above the lake.
We had a ball catching some bass. Nothing big, but lots of them!
John, Curt, Glenda, Steve, Me, Tina Kevin & Judy.
A few days later John, Tina, Kevin and Judy left, Kris, Glenda and I went out for some evening fishing.
I love the look on Hurley's face.
The sun was starting to set, it was so calm and the colors were just gorgeous!
I didn't know Glenda had never fished before. So I gave her my pole and Hurley looked on.
It didn't take her long! Woo-hoo, Glenda caught a fish! Plus when she brought it in, it spit out a tiny minnow. So she got a two-fer!
Glenda's first fish!
And her second! She's a natural! GO GLENDA!
We paddled back as it was getting dark and sat by the fire. Kris spotted this huge toad nearby. He was the size of your hand. The next day with everyone gone we decided to spend the day in Chico. Steve wanted to take Curt on the amazing tour that Sierra Nevada Brewery puts on. Glenda and I took a hike instead at a pretty park.
Found a fun little geocache hidden here.
Another pretty park.
She has a really nice place on a lake with her own dock in the backyard. So we fished some more.
$400 and 4 days later (we only paid $100 with our deductible) and we were on our way to Oregon. Unfortunately we missed our visit at the coast with Curt and Glenda but we can still catch them in another week when we should cross again. Thanks Kris for letting us stay with you and Ken for looking at our rig. If you are near Red Bluff or Redding, right off I-5, and need a good mobile tech, call Ken at Keller-RV. Also if you need a great RV Repair shop in the same area give Cousin Gary RV Repair a call.
Ok, we're finally on our way to Oregon. Or are we? Stay tuned to see what happens next.