Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011 Lake Shasta Day 8

Three random comments about this year's trip... First, the Tsasdi Resort allows pets. As a result, everybody brought a dog. At one point, there were five dogs: Zoey, Ruby, Berke, Sadie and Pippin. I joked that I should have taken a group picture of all of the dogs. As a footnote, Jack is after us about getting a dog.

Second, there were no daughters this year. We had nine boys, including Jack, Nate, Mikey, Chris, Tomasin's nephew Stephen, Stephen's friend Michael, Craig, Keith and Keith's friend Casey. I miss Drew and Morgan. I think that this is the first time since 2004 that Drew has not gone for part of the trip.

Third, Jack got a chance to wakeboard six straight days. He is getting stronger and more confident.

In spite of a late night, I was up and moving before 7 a.m. The check-out time at the Tsasdi Resort is 9:30 a.m. I cleaned the cabin, packed up the car and loaded the bike. Jack and I drove down to the dock and loaded the kayak on top of the car.

We had some discussion on Friday when the Wallen's left about changing weeks, but when I checked out I reserved the same cabin for the same week next year.

After checking out, Jack and I helped Mikey take the boat to the boat ramp where Tomasin was waiting with the trailer. By the time the Tomasin's were packed, it was after 10:30 a.m. The Snipes, Tomasin's and Heringer's were finally on the road about 10:45 a.m.

I followed Tomasin to Corning where we stopped for lunch at Denny's. Jack and I finally got back to Elk Grove about 2:45 p.m.

This year marked the twenty-fourth straight year that I have spent a week with the group. With the kids getting older, it is going to be interesting to see how things change over the next several years.

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