As my mom's lung condition progressed, she wasn't able to tolerate the altitude. She brought oxygen for a few years and then that wasn't enough. So, we stopped going to Shaver Lake and they rented places at the beach and then in the gold country. It was great to be together, of course, but we all missed "our" cabin at Shaver Lake.
This past week we went back. My dad and my sister, with her daughter Kristin, drove up Tuesday. Over the next few days we all arrived; even my brother with his daughter, Taylor. My sister's kids and mine are all in their 20s now. My brother's daughter is eleven. There were five cousins (one couldn't make it) to swim, hike, paddle board, jump into the water from boulders, and watch the stars at night. It was a good trip. And my mom was there in spirit.
|Kristin and Camille on a paddle board|
|Nephew, Justin, in a kayak|
|They found a teepee on the shore|
|...and they all crowded inside|
|Camille getting ready to jump|
|Kyle in the air, Justin on the rock behind him|
|The cousins: Justin, Kristin, Taylor, Kyle and Camille|
|Camille jumping with my sister's husband climbing up behind.|