We got up to the KOA camp outside Shingletown around 2 pm (the drive was long, and fairly bumpy, and we need new shocks in our van!).
Check in was a breeze, the only bummer was that our camp site was the furthest from the bathrooms!
|Our Shingletown KOA camp site|
Setting up was pretty easy, I let the Colonel deal with his parents and our eldest boy's tents, I put up ours (and Ozark Trails 5 man tent from Walmart, super easy to set up, even by myself!).
Our first meal out (when I say our, I mean their) was hamburgers cooked over an open flame. Looked good, smelled good. I had steak (oh, how I suffer!).
In the morning, breakfast was eggs and bacon:
The coffee was most important!
A morning quote from my FIL:
"I hate trees"
After breakfast and clean up (they have Dish Washing Stations at KOA). We were off to Mt. Lassen.
North Entrance view of Mt. Lassen
|The Littles at Noble Emigrant Trail|
Hot Rock (now famous for the Littles tinkling)
Mt. Lassen from Devastated Area
Grandma, The Peanut, The Colonel, The Puddin', The Pooker (front) on King's Creek Trail
OK, so I took the last one. You might be wondering what I am looking like by now (or not). So, lets recap:
|This was me at the beginning of Round 2 (~265 lbs)|
The Colonel and I (at 210 lbs).
There are more pics forthcoming (they are on the Colonel's computer). We went back to camp 1/2 way through the car tour, but finished up the next day. More to follow!