Saturday, July 31, 2010

2010 Lake Shasta Day 1

Every year since 1988, 22 straight years, we have taken a group to the El Dorado Inn at Lake Almanor. For the second time in that period, the Dorado changed hands in the last year. The new owners decide that they would not honor our reservations for this summer. All of the running amok around this decision and how it was communicated may or may not become a longer post in the future.

When Tomasin, Hunter and I skiied at Northstar in late January, we decided that we should try to go somewhere. Julie went to work and found the Tsasdi Resort at Lake Shasta.

Jack and I left Elk Grove about noon, stopped for lunch, gas and a couple of waymarks in Red Bluff and rolled into the Tsasdi about 3:45 p.m. It is a much easier drive than going to Lake Almanor.

Sharon and Janie wandered up over the course of the day. They went to the Sundial Bridge and had lunch in Redding and then stopped at the Shasta Caverns.

We have a big group this year: Bob Wallens; John Wallens; Snipes; Hunters; and Heringers. In total, we have more than 30 people.

Jack and I spent some time hanging out on the dock sitting in a patio boat that the Wallens have rented; first with Wallen and Jill and then with Sharon and Janie.

We finished the evening having a group dinner at the Basshole Bar & Grill.

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