Saturday, May 17, 2008


With the job in the Valley winding down my thoughts have been turning to time off and vacation.

Two years ago we traveled to Crater Lake (pictured here) and Diamond Lake Oregon.

Yes, Crate Lake is really that beautiful. It's a hike down this hill to the lake. It's even more of a hike coming back up. Steep, steep, steep!

Our thoughts still go in the direction of climbing Mt. Thielsen. It overlooks Diamond Lake and a forest that's close to Crater Lake.

The top of Thielsen has been hit by lightning so many times I am told that the rock has been turned into glass.

There's a box at the tippy top. People write their name on a piece of paper and put it in the box.

It's about a half day's climb up the mountain and a couple of hours coming back down. Barring any problems with a clogged artery, the climb should be a piece of cake.

It's 230 miles to Diamond Lake from Cow Town. At 8 miles to the gallon it will take about 57 gallons of diesel to pull the trailer to the campground. Round trip with diesel prices where they are today and it will take $270 just for fuel alone.

Being on vacation means that I become Fuzzy Wuzzy. I hate shaving. The opportunity to not shave after 10 months of having to shave for work is most appealing.

Oh, how I'm looking forward to the days where I can abandon the razor and let it all hang out.

We're thinking September, right after Labor Day, to take this trip. The kids will be in school. The campground will most be populated with only a few people.

The question is, can I wait until September?

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Anonymous said...

Let me know if you find a good camp ground that sounds like an awesome trip!!! I love a great hike. I prefer to tent it seeing as my RV is still on the wishlist. :) Tee Hee


Sexy Duet said...

September must be the month for vacations! Perhaps we will run into you out on the road somewhere :)


Flyinfox_SATX said...

Vacation? What the hell is a vacation?


Miguel e Juliana said...

Thank you Bob with your visit.
Your page is beautiful and we hope to share with you part of our life.

Thank you
Return allways
Miguel e Juliana

Bob said...

Blither: I've been there. The Forest Service at Diamond Lake have camp sites right on the lake. Check it out via Google. Awesome place to camp.

Ms SD: That would be dangerous, don't you think?

Fox: A vacation is a time when there's more time to drink beer than there is beer.

Miguel/Juliana: Thank you. We'll look forward to that.

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