Here’s a little post from September when the family and I went camping for 10 days before school started. We did 4 days in Mammouth, 3 in Tahoe, and 3 in Napa. Our camp in Mammouth was amazing because we didn’t use a campground. We got a fire permit and went a few miles back into the National Forest to escape the Labor Day weekend craziness. We also fished a couple days on Convict Lake. It was a great place to teach the boys and rent a pontoon to cruise around on the open water.
On the way from Mammouth to Tahoe we stopped and toured Bodi. I love history and seeing a real ghost town was awesome. We learned so much about the gold rush and the history of that unique town. Tahoe was freezing cold but we toughed out three nights in the high winds and occasional shower. Rain shower… We were looking forward to a nice HOT camp shower but the hot water was broken. We didn’t find out until we loaded the machine with quarters and the water never heated up. Thanks for the “Out of Order” sign rangers!
Then we moved over to Napa for two reasons; wine tasting and warm weather. Who knew there were so many family friendly wineries. We hit about 5 total including: Plumpjack, Sterling, W.H. Harrison and more… We also visited the old Grist Mill in St. Helena.
There’s nothing I love more than to cook over an open fire!