Mt Shasta - Our favorite place 

Hubby and I both love the Mt Shasta area.  We spend our summer vacation there every year and when it’s available, we stay in the same vacation home in McCloud. The pictures to the right were taken during several summer trips between 2010 and 2012.  The lake is Little Medicine Lake in the Modoc National Forest.  Medicine Lake is gorgeous but Little Medicine Lake is much quieter and a perfect picnic spot. The mountain is (of course) Mt Shasta and this shot was taken from the road near the cabin we stay in.  The falls are the Lower Falls on the McCloud River at the west end of the River Loop drive. The other pictures are from a hike we took in Castle Crags State Park, Trinity Lake in the Trinity Alps area (north of Whiskeytown and west of Lake Shasta), and a large lava flow in the Medicine Lake area.

Mt Shasta in winter

We also spent a few winter vacations in the Mt Shasta area.  These pictures are from our last winter trip to the area in 2010. There was a good bit of snow that year so we stayed in a home in Mt Shasta City to avoid the remote mountain passes surrounding McCloud. All these photos were taken from or around the house we were staying in.  Both of us were delighted the morning we woke up to delicate ice crystals on all the windows.

Mt Shasta Lavender Farm

In 2012 we took our summer vacation a few months earlier than we usually do and I was thrilled to find out that the Mt Shasta Lavender Farms allows individuals to come and cut their own lavender! I love the energy of the lavender grown near Mt Shasta and it was really neat to get to go to the farm and harvest our own.  I had the little bundles hung up across half the porch roof-line to dry for the better part of a week.  Good thing the local birds were more interested in the seed I brought with us! We’ve decided that we like the weather better earlier in the year too, so we’re probably going to be able to head back to the farm again.

Sedona - Red Rock Paradise

Even though I was born in Arizona I didn’t get out

to visit Sedona until October 2012.  We decided to

take an impromptu vacation prior to picking up our

kitty Samira ... a mini vacation sans pets.

On one hand it was nice to not have to worry about accommodating critters, but we’d taken so many vacations with Cindy we needed to stay busy so we didn’t think about it too much. So we wandered all over town and went to as many of the vortex sites that we could manage.  That was a bit tough though ... there were a LOT of people there. But the countryside there is phenomenally gorgeous and the energy in the area is amazing.  Way more intense than the energy in the Mt Shasta area.

Other travel photos

Over the years we’ve gone to some pretty amazing vacation spots.  Some where we’ve stayed in vacation rentals or a lodge, but many where we’ve camped. Four of the pictures in this set were taken during camping trips in the Sierra Nevadas, Lassen National Park, and the Grand Canyon.  From left to right, these pictures were taken at: Lake McCloud near Mt Shasta  (2011 vacation) Courtright Reservoir in the California Sierra Nevada Range (1999 camping trip) Dream Lake in Lassen National Park  (1997 camping trip) Emerald Lake in Lassen National Park (1997 camping trip) Point Imperial on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon  (1993 camping trip) Lake Quinault Lodge in the Quinault Rain Forest in Washington State  (2000 vacation)
Photos from some of our vacations

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Mt Shasta - Our favorite place 

Hubby and I both love the Mt Shasta area.  We spend our summer vacation there every year and when it’s available, we stay in the same vacation home in McCloud. The pictures to the right were taken during several summer trips between 2010 and 2012.  The lake is Little Medicine Lake in the Modoc National Forest.  Medicine Lake is gorgeous but Little Medicine Lake is much quieter and a perfect picnic spot. The mountain is (of course) Mt Shasta and this shot was taken from the road near the cabin we stay in.  The falls are the Lower Falls on the McCloud River at the west end of the River Loop drive. The other pictures are from a hike we took in Castle Crags State Park, Trinity Lake in the Trinity Alps area (north of Whiskeytown and west of Lake Shasta), and a large lava flow in the Medicine Lake area.

Mt Shasta in

winter

We also spent a few winter vacations in the Mt Shasta area.  These pictures are from our last winter trip to the area in 2010. There was a good bit of snow that year so we stayed in a home in Mt Shasta City to avoid the remote mountain passes surrounding McCloud. All these photos were taken from or around the house we were staying in.  Both of us were delighted the morning we woke up to delicate ice crystals on all the windows.

Mt Shasta

Lavender Farm

In 2012 we took our summer vacation a few months earlier than we usually do and I was thrilled to find out that the Mt Shasta Lavender Farms allows individuals to come and cut their own lavender! I love the energy of the lavender grown near Mt Shasta and it was really neat to get to go to the farm and harvest our own.  I had the little bundles hung up across half the porch roof-line to dry for the better part of a week.  Good thing the local birds were more interested in the seed I brought with us! We’ve decided that we like the weather better earlier in the year too, so we’re probably going to be able to head back to the farm again.

Sedona - Red

Rock Paradise

Even though I was born in

Arizona I didn’t get out to

visit Sedona until October

2012.  We decided to take

an impromptu vacation

prior to picking up our

kitty Samira ... a mini

vacation sans pets.

On one hand it was nice to not have to worry about accommodating critters, but we’d taken so many vacations with Cindy we needed to stay busy so we didn’t think about it too much. So we wandered all over town and went to as many of the vortex sites that we could manage.  That was a bit tough though ... there were a LOT of people there. But the countryside there is phenomenally gorgeous and the energy in the area is amazing.  Way more intense than the energy in the Mt Shasta area.

Other travel photos

Over the years we’ve gone to some pretty amazing vacation spots.  Some where we’ve stayed in vacation rentals or a lodge, but many where we’ve camped. Four of the pictures in this set were taken during camping trips in the Sierra Nevadas, Lassen National Park, and the Grand Canyon.  From left to right, these pictures were taken at: Lake McCloud near Mt Shasta  (2011 vacation) Courtright Reservoir in the California Sierra Nevada Range (1999 camping trip) Dream Lake in Lassen National Park  (1997 camping trip) Emerald Lake in Lassen National Park (1997 camping trip) Point Imperial on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon  (1993 camping trip) Lake Quinault Lodge in the Quinault Rain Forest in Washington State  (2000 vacation)

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