I know, it's Sunday. Saturday is gone, but so was I so I couldn't link up for Miss Nelson's Saturday Snapshots yesterday. But I'm BACK now! Here's what I've been up to this week:
We went camping with our niece and her boyfriend at Upper Blue Lake in the Sierras. This is one of those hidden gems not far from Lake Tahoe. It was our first time here and it's our new favorite camping destination.
|Our view in the morning.|
|Enjoying my morning coffee with the Wild Ones.|
We watched the sunrise every morning. Sometimes there were a few anglers on the beach, but we were usually the only early birds taking in the view.
The Wild Ones thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They raced up and down the beach constantly until their paws were too tender to run any more. They're still worn out hours after getting home. It will likely take them a few days to recover.
|The Wild Ones|
The Wild Ones ran free on our seven mile hike. This was the easy part of the hike. The flat part. Shortly after I took this picture, we started to climb uphill. We had to scramble up hillsides, over rocks, and through brush. I was the slow one in the group. Everytime I got winded, I made the excuse that I needed to take another picture. I think they caught on to me eventually.
Our hike ended up at this pristine little lake. My niece's boyfriend scrambled to the peak on the opposite side of the lake while we relaxed on the shoreline. I waded in the water (brrrr) and had little fish nibbling on my toes.
|Relaxing by the fire.|
This was the perfect end to a great summer break. I'm rested and rejuvenated. Tomorrow I'll be heading back to school to get my classroom ready and to help my daughter set up her room. While it's tough to leave the lazy days of summer behind, I'm excited about the start of the new school year.