Life has been rough lately, too much work and no play makes Dave a dull boy. Lynn took a week off work so we could skip out into the woods and sit by a lake...Magic Lake. Our first trip here two years ago was with twin Granddaughters and we had a blast, but this trip we needed to spend time alone, fishing, playing games and taking two hour long naps oh yeah.
I had called the Forest Service to ask about the main road in since it is a high road and prone to keep snow until later in June, this being the first week. Oh yes said the nice Ranger Lady, we've just finished clearing the road of fallen trees from the winter. Awesome to hear off we went. It is a 4 hour drive over the main road in with 30 miles of washboard dirt. No joke we made to within 10 miles of the lake and were stopped by a 6 foot high snow bank complete with a huge fallen tree on top. Turning around and driving back to the highway and driving way back around to come in the back way in we finally made it...after 10 hours of driving. I need to have a talk with that nice lady at the Forestry Service, about specifying which "main" road she means.
We pulled up to an empty lake just after the sun dropped below the mountains, about 9pm. It actually doesn't get dark until 10. No dinner, margaritas had to do, sadly. We sat there looking over the dark lake and had a couple of drinks, making us giggle at the silly things in life, like making a 10 hour drive out of 4.
Baby frogs have a special place in our hearts. Living on acreage in Oregon my little daughter Jess, about 3 years old, ran around all day one time with her baby "wog" in her hand. She was so proud that I didn't have the heart to tell her it had died, in her hand. Here's to baby wogs, alive.
This would be our only calm night with a fire.
Then the wind came up, big time. White caps on the lake kept us onshore and in the camper. No big deal, we watched a movie and fell asleep to wind rocking the camper.
Mornings were the only bit of calm we had the next three days so it was up early to fish followed by 2 hour afternoon naps. I call it heaven. Fish on!
Another calm morning, but the wind was coming up earlier and earlier blowing us off the water before lunch.
There's something fishy about this picture
She was out there on this point every morning. Mama and her baby that was the size of a small dog standing in the middle of the picture. This was the best shot I could get and had to crop to this, meaning it's not a great shot. We also saw a giant bald eagle and a pair of goldens along with loons and osprey. At night if the wind died a bit we could hear fifty different birds across the lake.