The area that we visited has a series of three lakes, two that are large and one that is small. I know the area very well because I explored it every day for several Summers.
When I was ten or eleven my dad moved to the coast and opened a windsurfing shop. During the Summer months I would go there and live with him.
I can remember helping him set up for lessons on the lake shore. While he was giving instructions on how to tack I would be whipping around the lake on my board.
It was any childs dream, spending the Summer on the beach and lakes.
Some days I spent riding my bike through the miles and miles of trails that meander around the lakes and campgrounds.
I can't imagine letting a child do that now but back then I would be gone for hours on end, meeting other kids that came to camp, swimming and sliding down sand dunes.
Those Summers are some of my favorite memories and I want to share a little of that experience with Bug.
On the afternoon of our second day Bug was napping so I left him and the husband at camp and set out on my bicycle.
As I turned onto the first trail all of the memories of that time in my childhood flooded back.
Not much about the area has changed, the vegetation that lines the trails is tall and thick.
The Sand dune has moved further into the lake since when I was young.
I remember on hot days sliding down it and then splashing into the water. It is too cold for swimming this time of year.
After I took some pictures it started to rain on me so I had to high tail it back to the RV.
The next day was beautiful, so I took Bug on the trails with me. He just learned how to ride without training wheels and was a little uncomfortable on the narrow trails.
Here is where you will find out how much of a dork I am. Just the week before I was telling Bug about an insect eating plant that I used to see on the coast. My husband thought I was nuts when I found some growing in a bog next to the shore, I got so excited showing it to Bug. I'm almost as excited showing this picture to you now.
Darlingtonia Californica or Pitcher Plant.
After our ride we headed back out to the beach, this time it was beautiful blue skies.
Bug and hubby built a sand castle while I walked the dogs and took some pictures.
Bug had fun rolling down some sand dunes.
Once we were done, it was time to go home and back to reality.
If only life was always like a day at the beach.