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Labor Day Camping

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!

Russ - July 8, 2015 - 12:58 pm

wow, some great roughing it pics. Makes me yearn for a great trip. Thanks for the inspiration

Evie .s - February 13, 2012 - 4:07 pm

I love your pictures of me and sam and asa and Elijah you are the best fertogefer ever I love you

Fiz - August 3, 2011 - 10:05 pm

I admire your work, Inspirational to me as I am now entering wedding photography. Even more so a Happy family. Congrats on all your success. Blessings.

Jessica Beauchamp - May 7, 2011 - 11:04 am

Great pics Vic….your kids are getting so big!

Luis Godinez - February 17, 2011 - 9:49 am

I love your camping cupboard/foodbox in pictures 4917. I have to know where did you buy it? We have something similar when I was in Boy Scouts but our Troop made ours.

AmyPunky Photography - January 25, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Fun photos!!!!

barbara dieppa - January 24, 2011 - 4:39 am

too cute! gotta love evie and her pistol…your family is adorable

D Baker - January 14, 2011 - 2:29 pm

We adore camping too. One question… where did you get the storage that your coleman stove is sitting on. That is awesome and I need to get one for us. Thanks!!!

Joe Latter - January 12, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Sweet pix bro. I love the “camo gang” and cooking on the dutch oven.

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