The Godsey family spent last week at Happy Camp. Seriously, that is not some bizarre euphemism I am concocting after spending a good portion of the week with 30 of my family members. I promise! It is the name of the little area of Netarts where 31 Godseys distributed themselves into 4 rental houses. Our house had a beautiful view of the bay and the ocean beyond.
Above: Tiff and Danny on the beach outside our house.
We had a great time hiking part of the Cape Trail with part of the Godsey family. Joey and I would have liked to have joined Andy, Lindsay, Lucy, Byron and Mei Mei and hiked the whole 5 miles round trip, however, Mono and hiking do not go well together. Instead we hiked about a mile down and about a mile back. The trail was lovely and the view was beautiful all the way around.
Logan is mesmerized by the "BEAR COUNTRY" sign. Not sure if you know this or not, but if you encounter a bear in the forest, you are not supposed to turn and run, you are supposed to stay and make yourself look large (a lot easier for some of us than others).
Above: Andy and Lindsay are ready to go. Soon enough they will realize that hiking with preschoolers takes a little longer than hiking with adults and dogs.
Above: Lucy the Wheaton Terrier is a non-stop ball of energy. I took maybe 5 shots and this is as much of her body as I got.
Joey and I encountered this friendly little snake on the trail on our way back up. He was just catching some rays on the hillside.
Byron and Bridget took a quick detour to peer over the edge of the trail down to the ocean.
Although tree roots on the trail are beautiful, they are a little rough on the little ones. There was some tripping and falling going on.
The view from the trail was spectacular.
We also spent some time at Cape Lookout Beach with Tiff and Danny:
And some time at the gorgeous north side of Pacific City Beach:
We loved spending so much time with Joey. You may have noticed there are no photos of Sammy. That is because we let him invite friends and therefore, we really never saw him, except at meal times.
Next week we head to Hawaii. There will be more blue sky and more blue ocean, but hopefully a lot less sweatshirts! Actually, I plan on packing NO sweatshirts.