After a few days off the grid (ie. without cell service), we are back up in Mammoth with a fast connection. Here are pics from our first few days on the road.
It’s the tradition (for many years now) to spend the first night (of our big annual RV trip) at Pepere’s house. Penny cooked us a fabulous dinner and breakfast (thank you!), Gracee got a bath in the sink, Joe washed the windshield and then we were on our way.
(Side Story: My throat started hurting on Saturday when we got to Dad’s house 😕 I was hoping it wouldn’t turn into anything…)
Our longest day of driving was Sunday. I think we did over 400 miles. At one point – ALL 3 kids AND the pooch were napping. It was a miracle.
Our first stop was Keough Hot Springs. Swimming & Dinner were on the agenda for the evening. And…Happy Father’s Day to Joe. I snapped a pic of him with all of his babies in the pool.
On Monday, we headed down to Devil’s Postpile (just outside of Mammoth) for 3 nights of dry camping (that means: no hookups). Our site was nice and we had a bunch of little girls across the way – so the boys stayed busy while we were in the campsite.
(Side Story Update: Sore throat turned into a cold – I blew through almost 2 boxes of tissues in 3 days. Some might call me Rudolph😳)
Breakfast at Tom’s:
Mineret Falls Campground & Hike to Devil’s Postpile.
AJ, Grace & I stayed at camp for the Day 2 hike (to Mineret Falls. I wasn’t feeling well. Gracee had a stuffy/runny nose and AJ was tired).
Day 3 was our big hike to Rainbow Falls.
Some more shots at the campground. River across the way from us. Bacon on the fire for breakfast. Hardy Boys & Marshmallows by campfire at night.
(Side Story Not Finished Yet: By Wednesday night, I was coughing and Gracee was super congested and didn’t sleep great 😕. I wanted to cry at 2:30am)
On Thursday AM we headed up to Mammoth to get supplies (more food) and find a campsite for the night.
Joe took the kids swimming at our campground while I worked in the RV.
(Side Story…that never ends: I am now losing my voice. Road trip with 3 kids (one that is 4 months old) and the dog, while you have a cold…I don’t recommend it. I keep telling myself tomorrow will be better — at least I have COFFEE to look forward to every morning and Joe is a super help c Also looking forward to our stop in Sacramento to visit Grandma D and family. It will be nice to have a few extra hands with the kids.)
Tomorrow we move onto Silver Lake…we hope. More scenic pics to come 😀