Mark and I drove to California on Monday, to visit his mom for her 80th birthday. We drove as far as the Trinity Lake area, near Shasta, with plans to camp for the night before finishing our trip on Tuesday. We had looked online for campgrounds in the area, and found several near Trinity Lake, where we planned to stop.
And then...about 1/2 hour before pulling into Trinity Lakes, we saw a little sign that said "Eagle Creek Campground, 1 mile." It was 6:30 pm, and we were really tired of being in the car. Should we change plans? We decided to check it out.
What a great decision! Because we were away from the more touristy area of Trinity Lake, we ended up having the entire campground all to ourselves!
I had packed some leftover chicken-pineapple shishkabob from Sunday's dinner, which we tossed into some foil packets and heated up over briquets while we set up the tent. A couple of chopped apples, with a little brown sugar and butter added in, then wrapped in more foil, made a delicious dessert.
After dinner we went down to the nearby river (Was it Eagle Creek? We're not sure) to cool off and relax after sitting in the car all day. It wasn't as cold as we feared, and we had fun playing in the water.
The next morning we tossed the gear in the car and continued on our way. Ahhhh...now that's the way to go car camping!