The Tsasdi Resort has a check-out time of 9:30 a.m. I was up about 6:40 a.m. packing, washing dishes and cleaning the cabin. I was out by a little after 9 a.m.
The group has talked over the last two days about what we want to do next year. While there is still interest in going back to Lake Almanor, we decided to go ahead and make reservations for 2011 at the Tsasdi Resort, but a week later. We will be continuing to explore other options, but everyone felt good enough about this year that we would come back to the same place. I reserved a bigger cabin for next year. The Tsasdi Resort has the advantage of being big enough that we could drag in some other occasional families, such as Nooter, Geselbracht, Bachman, Charbrier, Connor or even more Wallens.
The departure was a little more fragmented than most years. I did not get a chance to say goodbye to most of the Tomasins.
Jack and I stopped in Redding and had a late breakfast with Wallen, Jill, Bob, Jenny and CJ at the Black Bear Diner. With a couple of stops for waymarks in Shasta and Tehama Counties, we rolled back into Elk Grove about 2:20 p.m.
I enjoyed the week a great deal. The week nourishes friendships that I have had for more than 30 years.
Both Sharon and I are scratching our heads wondering where the summer when. Between the Cal Ripken baseball pre-state and north state tournaments, a case of the flu, a trip to Sp@in and the week at the lake, the summer has flown by. Jack starts school a week from Tuesday.