Saturday, November 30, 2019

Journal: day 5 & 6

Thursday, day 5 We awoke to a cold and clear Thanksgiving.  


Those of us at the compound had a scrumptious feast at Ali and Ty's.  
Lauren stayed on the mountain, as the team had practice, & another tourney game coming up, "tough" coach. Lauren's dad cooked his infamous turducken and gravy and drove it all the way up to the college so the team would have a Thanksgiving meal.  
Colt came by for a bit before heading to friends.  So it was just six of us to make toasts of thanks for a bountiful harvest and say grace.
We played Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity and laughed so much that we all had sore muscles.  Cody was in especially rare form, dang he was funny.

Of course it wouldn't be "our normal" if everything went off without a hitch.  Colt's dog Duke, was with us and started acting like something was wrong. 

 
Duke

 Colt came by and ended up taking him to UCD vet hospital that evening.  Poor Duke ended up having surgery to repair a huge hole in the back of his mouth that he got from a stick. (He's a Lab!) Colt didn't get back to the house with Duke til 2:30 AM. Then he turned around an headed to the airport to catch his 4 AM flight out to visit friends in Arizona.

Friday, day 6
 Sean and I said our good byes, loaded up and head North.
 
leaving the snows to their breakfast

 Lake Shasta


 
near Shasta Caverns

Castle Crags


Shastina, cinder cone to Mt Shasta


Looking east toward Mt Shasta, notice how much more snow since last we were this way.


coming off the summit into Ashland, Oregon
After that it got too dark for photos.  We had dry roads all the way and light traffic til Portlandia, which is always bad. Across the Columbia River and home by 7:30. After a late start, we made it back in 9 hours. 

Had a great trip, Loved getting to see family & friends, can hardly wait for the next one.

16 comments:

  1. A wonderful trip. So glad you got to go.

    Poor Duke. Frankie doogie sends woofs of sympathy.

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    1. Aah, Thanks Frankie, Duke is on the mend. Recovery notes state no sticks for 6 weeks... like that's going to be possible.

      It was a great trip!

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  2. In the 18 years I lived and traveled in the PNW I was always in awe of the scenery.

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    1. I've lived in the West for 72 years and the beauty of the land still fills me with wonder.

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  3. What a great trip you had and Lake Shasta is beautiful!! So sorry about the dog but glad he took him to the vet and it got fixed.

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    1. It was a much needed trip, and I'm thankful I got to go.

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  4. Sorry to hear about Duke. I am glad he is all fixed up. I am so glad you made it home safely. The snow has been a mess for travelers. It is snowing again north of Redding.

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    1. From the road reports we picked the best travel days. Hope all is well with you & the crew.

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  5. Glad all things worked out, especially with the pup. Great pics too!

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  6. Glad you had a good trip and smooth drive. For a while there it sounded really dicey with snow.

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    1. Usually it is just me making the long drives, so it was nice to be a passenger this time.

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  7. Glad you made it up the Siskiyous before they closed the road. I guess that was before you finally came home. My BIL left Fremont in his mall Toyota Matrix at 4:00 am on Monday morning and just made it over and on his way to Roseburg. Loved the beautiful photos of Mt. Shasta.

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    1. Thanks, we had good roads both ways. Helped to be in big Ruby!

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  8. I guess we got your weather then. Although, if would snow each night with sun the net day. Yesterday it turned to very wet heavy stuff.

    Sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. I did have a great time, and it was nice to not be the driver so I could actually see the country.
      Stay safe and warm up there!

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