Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Close Second

Originally our family had planned a camping trip in the Great Basin of Nevada as we had done in prior years. But a knee surgery was scheduled for John's dad right before we would leave for vacation. Knowing he may not heal in time nor would he be able to enjoy the hiking we would be doing, John's parents had to forgo traveling with us.

Tonight we paid homage to our family camping trip with a barbecue of hot dogs and corn behind the cabin...and finished with ooey-gooey s'mores for dessert.

[ I have to ask you to imagine softened marshmallows smothered by melted chocolate sandwiched between two crispy graham crackers. Pics to come soon! ]

Earlier in the day, John woke up earlier than I did.  He was outside enjoying the morning sun and silence around him...but not for long.

Our stomachs were hungry for breakfast so we made our way down to the Stove for some country cookin'.

Of course everything on the menu looked good. I ordered the waffles (delicious egg batter that is crispy on the outside), ham, and eggs and John tried the french toast (what makes them so good is that they are made with fresh baked cinnamon bread).
Now that we are well fed, it is time to continue with our day. We have a BIG day ahead of us as we ascended the road back towards the cabin. I would soon later ride up this hill [eek!].





Not this cabin...LOL.
This one...which has been in the family for over 60 years. It is small but warm, comfortable, and nestled between the trees for peace and privacy.

Today we will be touring the town of Bishop, CA on our bicycles.

~Daly
(August 4, 2011)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Daly,
The cabin has actually been in our family since 1910. It was originally located on Lower Mammoth Creek across from the Mammoth airport. In 1951 the Forest Service made us move the cabin out and so it was moved to it's present location.
In 1960 my Dad built the bathroom in the garage at his house in Newport and then transported it to Mammoth on the back of his truck. It was a great improvement although not as great as when we finally got running water.
Love,
Maggie

JoeinVegas said...

Looks like it's a lot cooler than Vegas right now. (close to 110 for the rest of the week)