Saturday, September 03, 2011

Final Days

We are in our last week at Lathrop State Park. Throughout the summer, we have used the dump truck while cleaning fire pits and removing Russian Olive trees. On the days I have worked in the Camp Store (aka Snack Shack), I have driven one of the park's pickup trucks. Friday John was cleaning in the camp ground and I was doing some work in the store, so we had both trucks. When I stopped in the Yucca camp loop to see how John was doing, we took this photo of both trucks. We sure have had good transportation to do our work.

On Thursday, we took our first (and last) hike of the summer here. Our last hike was in May at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. You can read about that outing here. Then, just before Memorial Day, I twisted my knee, resulting in surgery in July. I am finally almost back to normal, so we hiked the Hogback Trail here in the park. It felt so good to be out doing that again.


When we leave, we will miss the beautiful sunrises we have had most days all summer.

Also, peaceful days when Martin Lake offers great reflections of the lakeside vegetation.

We had a short thunderstorm last evening. When the sun finally came out, we were treated to these two rainbows--God's assurance of his love for us.

This has been our third summer to volunteer at Lathrop and our 12th time to camp here. Obviously, it is a favorite destination and we know we will be back.

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