We decided to rent a cabin up in the Sierra Nevada forest and invite the kids and family.

As we climbed up the freeway leading up to the forest, I was saddened by what I saw.



Many trees are brown and dry from the long California drought. Once, the trees were all green, and now you see so many dead trees.

We hadn’t been up there for about 2 years; what a difference from what we were accustomed too.

It was no wonder why the realtor had said, “Absolutely no campfires.”, which meant no roasting marshmallows ; I guess we would have to microwave our s’mores.





So sad, but we still enjoyed ourselves in much cooler temperatures with our family. Hubby’s sister and our niece went up to visit for an overnight stay.

Some of us went fishing, or sat on the deck playing board games and cards, and we managed to go to our favorite swimming hole.



fran and jak fishing

The end of summer.♥♥♥♥