A piece a week – creative time out on vacation

For the last 10 days we have been on vacation up in the mountains at the amazing Lassen Volcanic National Park for one week where we hiked over 10 miles over the time with the kiddos. We saw thermal springs, an amazing lily pad lake, we hiked uphill for 1 mile or so with a grade of 20% through meadows to this beautiful lake called Ridge Lake, climbed up the side of a volcano, hiked up to Paradise Meadows – a mystical place by a waterfall, saw in Reflection Lake a mirror image of Lassen Peak, saw a lava tube and on our way to Mt Shasta we visited McArthur Burney Falls – so breathtaking that it was named the 8th wonder of the world by Theodore Roosevelt.

We are now living in a Yurt by Mt Shasta such a relaxing end to our time up north in California. It is an incredible place to visit and oh so peaceful! I am inspired to own a yurt in the future after experiencing the energy of living in one for the last 4 days. It is now raining and the sound of the rain and sitting under the tree in the rain watching the clouds and hummingbirds – I am happy as a clam!
By Reflection Lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Kiddos in Lilypad Lake
Fishing in Manzanita Lake, Lassen
No catch – boo hop at Manzanita Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park
A wonderful place to relax – the yurt at Eddy Creek Retreat
Missy eating marionberry ice creat at The Goat Tavern in Mt Shasta
Good times at the Lavender field

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