What a lovely little county park - and dogs are welcome on the trails here (unlike the state parks, which I understand, but still…).
Long day getting here yesterday - I will report on it, but I have a slim internet connection here, so I'll start with now and then see how far back we can go!
When I drove up to the check-in booth for the park yesterday and they were looking up my reservation, she said "You got the best campsite in the park!" I told her I had checked the satellite image online, esp. because I like shade for Theo. It *is* a lovely spot. I was a bit worried because the sign said no RVs larger than 20', but I knew the spot was 30' x 40' so I chanced it. So glad I did. (Mz. Mac is 24'). Its the last spot on a little hill with a 280 degree view all around and lots of privacy and old trees… Here's one of the views from my campsite, with the almost dried-up lake...
As we headed out on the walk, we were greeted with this sign. We decided to eschew the back country trail and stick to the well-traveled lakeside trail!
Its going to be a wonderful spot to relax for a day or two… Theo and I need a break. He got his first proper walk this am, and now is snoozing away. Here was one of the views from our walk.
The four-hour drive here took us about 6 hours - partly because we took lots of breaks, and I stopped in Bakersfield to buy a new coach battery for Mac. We started out across the Mojave desert - I was hoping our 7 am start would avoid some of the wind. Nope! Strong headwind. That slowed us down too. I was doing 60 mph in a 70 mph zone… Then as we come off the desert we head toward these beautiful hills - and at the base of them, hundreds of windmills!
Luckily it didn't last long, and I just followed the lights on a big mac truck - no problems… We got here! As I said, I'm up on a little hill and from Mac I don't see campers - there are a bunch down below, but no one near me. Quite nice. : )