Well, here it is.  I’m in between vacation, and a work week in Sacramento.  I put up some pictures of my Bass Lake vacation in my Flikr.  Many of you will be looking for the school pictures, but I have to remove them every year, due to not having permission any longer.  I think Michelle & Colleen have CD’s of the graduation and all photos, so contact them!

Bass Lake.  It’s the place where I grew up in the summer, although it was only 2 weeks a summer.  We would wait the whole year for those 2 weeks.  This is the fourth summer that I’ve been taking my boys there.  We stay in Wishon Cove, the PG&E camp.  Oh, the memories!

The pics you see are my friend, Kim and her kids, and the deer in our camp.  I got my boys pocket knives, and taught them how to whittle.  One day, around 2pm they were playing their GameBoys, and I outlawed them until dark.  Every kid should learn how to whittle!  They had a blast.  There they are on the log, and I’m in the kayak…The volleyball court at night, and the stairs leading up to our cabin.

On the last day, we went tubing.  My oldest is on the left. 

We had a great time.  Everyone needs to refresh.  I’m looking around at the student blogs and see they are on vacation too.  Great!  You need it!!!

Have a good one, I’m off to Sacramento to meet my new colleagues at French Camp.  I’m strangely nervous.   I don’t know a soul.  It’s like going to a new school as a kid.  You want to fit in, but not lose yourself.   Can you relate?

Here’s my poem for my week at Bass Lake

Bass Lake

searing hot, lots of memories

volleyball, s’mores, campfire chats

boating, shaved ice, screamers

pool & ping pong

playing Scrabble

QI:  it’s a word, didja know?


All of the ghosts

Granny, Aunt Pat, Steve, Al

my Grandpa, who built these cabins

left us a legacy

a place to refresh



smelling the pines

locking it away in my heart


2 thoughts on “Summer!

  1. I couldn’t have put it any better. Bass is my favorite place to go during the summer. I’ve been going since I wasn’t even a year old. Just thinking and talking about just makes me think of all the great times and memories I’ve had. I love the bubble gum ice cream at millers and the burgers at the forks. Well thanx for the poem.

  2. Briana, what a NICE post to see at the end of summer vacation. Where do you stay? We stay at the PG&E cove!!

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