We just got home from a short camping trip to Barton Flats campground in the San Bernardino National Forest. Barton Flats is one of our favorite “local” campgrounds being just 80 miles from our house.
The campground sits at 6,400 feet so it was much cooler than where we live, which was roasting hot. Campsites are large, so social distancing is easy. Some fellow Airstream friends were right across the road, so we did some safe socializing around their campfire at night, which was a lot of fun. We hiked, relaxed and I got in a little astronomy outreach. Our only concern was the large Apple Fire that was burning not far away. We did keep our eyes open to that just in case it staring moving towards our campground. Continue reading “Getting Away From Covid-19”
About a week after returning from the Parkfield Blue Grass Festival, we took off on a weeklong camping trip to Bishop, California, for the 50th annual Mule Days Festival that took place over the Memorial Day weekend. This was another Greater Los Angeles Airstream Club gathering and it was a lot of fun! The festival featured mule and donkey events of all kinds and the scenery was gorgeous.
We have been lazy this summer by not posting our last several camping trips taken over the 2018 summer, so here is one post for the three that we took.
It has been a hotter than normal summer at home, as I suspect it is for many people these days. It was also the most humid summer here that I can recall. Scheduling a trip a month to get out of the heat was something to look forward to. Continue reading “Let’s Escape This Heat!”
The day after our eclipse trip to Rigby, Idaho ended, the four of us (Phil, Carol, Jim and I) departed for Yellowstone National Park. We stayed there six nights, giving us five full days to sightsee. Though it had been 10 years since Jim and I were last in Yellowstone with Felicia, it looked the same except that there were a ton more visitors. It was good to be back since Yellowstone is a unique place with all of its plentiful wildlife and geothermal attractions.
In all my years of living in California, I had never been to Yosemite and Jim had not been there for a number of years. I have always wanted to go but heard it gets congested, so that had deterred me. We both were really looking forward to camping there. Since we were going in September, given that a lot of kids are back in school, we were hoping it would not be as crowded. Continue reading “Hello Yosemite!”