Storm Valley Ranch
As we drove back to Placerville to be with my Dad in the hospital, we didn't get far before the smoke hit. As a matter of fact, we didn't make it to the Oregon border before the smoke from Grants Pass and the huge fires in Northern CA smothered us. The Carr Fire was the massive wildfire that burned in Shasta and Trinity Counties in California near Shasta. The fire burned 229,651 acres, before it was 100% contained on August 30.
Here we are in Klamath Falls at a Pilot where we spent the night near the border.
Early the next morning was no better.
Lake Shasta is barely visible from I-5.
Hurley and my sisters dog, Phoebe not liking the smoky air either.
Dinner out one night with our oldest, Ryan, and his girlfriend Diana. We went to Jack Russell Brewery for beer and one of those giant pretzels. Then dinner down the road at the Independent.
Hurley happy to see his Daddy.
Aha! Made it! What a pretty little lake.
Rimmed with ferns, boulders and grasses.
You can see him over my shoulder getting the geocache.
Once my Dad was back home we had a nice BBQ for him.
Steve and Kaylee
Dad and Mom. He was sure happy to be eating regular food again.
Brennan, Shane and Steve.
A few outings with friends over the next couple of weeks and then we'll head back out.
Our favorite Mexican place, Casa Ramos with Doug and Deana of course!
We checked out a new pizza place with Jenny and Jim.
We went to see their new house and had fun with their dogs. This guy loved his tire toy!
Shelly and I.
The pizza dough is flyin!
Bacon and Grilled Pineapple (above) and Grilled Veggies with Arugula (below).
Another day we drove to San Francisco with our oldest, Ryan, and friends Mike and Rose.
We had lunch at a very popular Ramen place. Great food!
And there might have been a little Blue Tarantula involved. More cute dogs too!
Well that month flew by. My Dad continues to recover very well, we got to see the kids and friends again so we're heading back out on the road. Not back to Washington, but we'll start out in our favorite boondocking site back in the Sierra's for a couple weeks and decide from there. Rest time!
And I'm all caught up with the blog now too!