House of Lovelock » A Continuous Love Story In Sunny California

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You forget how blinding the mountain sun is, until a. you are sunburnt in a matter of minutes or b. you are trying to take a picture. I had intentions to take a zillion pictures yesterday, but I was  scorned by the sun. We are getting to the creek extra early today, which means beautiful morning sun. If there’s anything to get up early for, its good lighting!

0_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-069Twin lakes shot. Because everyone’s doing it.0_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-0610_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-059Our tribe visited the Indian Caves. (Hard to believe those white kids are Native American, haha!) I couldn’t go in, it’s just too claustrophobic… I would have made a bad squaw!0_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-065She swore she heard something in the tree, and I swore she was crazy. Then a deadly chipmunk ran out toward us. Which explains this stressing 2nd photo. 0_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-0660_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-067If everything, looks crooked in that photo above, it is! That’s a dreaded California fault-line. This one split straight into the mountain…those faults are all around us at home!!0_camping-in-mammoth-daythree-068Finished off the day at the lake and eating organic barbecued chicken (from our favorite Diamond Mountain Ranch). It got super windy toward sunset and now my cheeks have that slapped, hot-red look/feel. I’m lathered in beauty products, hoping it doesn’t get worse. As much as I love it up here, I don’t know if I would ever get used to the static and dry-ness!

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You can see day one of our trip HERE and day two HERE.

After a terrible night of sleep – leaking shower, caving-in bed, and Zara’s arthritis flaring up – we all got out of the cabin, albeit a bit later than expected!

While the boys did a little more of this …camping-in-mammoth-day-two-061camping-in-mammoth-day-two-062… the girls drove around town and enjoyed a relaxing day, and hit the bakery. Again.camping-in-mammoth-day-two-049camping-in-mammoth-day-two-055camping-in-mammoth-day-two-058camping-in-mammoth-day-two-056camping-in-mammoth-day-two-060camping-in-mammoth-day-two-053

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The trees are dreammmmyyy right now. Aspens are glorious!!

We’re heading into the wilderness today, so we’ll get some real forest/nature shots and do some panning for gold. Here’s to hoping for some animal sightings (without attacks) and loads of gold, haha!

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You can see day one of our trip HERE.

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  • Lucia

    First off, these picture are literally from a Disney fairy tale.
    Second, I love that you got in the picture with your two girls. So sweet!! <3ReplyCancel

We just arrived yesterday, and managed to hit not one, but TWO lakes! Currently the boys are out on a boat “trolling” (which is the fancy word for dragging the lines behind you as you cruise around a lake) and us girls are still in our pajamas at the cabin, haha! camping-in-mammoth-day-one-055camping-in-mammoth-day-one-049camping-in-mammoth-day-one-050camping-in-mammoth-day-one-051camping-in-mammoth-day-one-052camping-in-mammoth-day-one-056camping-in-mammoth-day-one-054Thankful for wi-fi because 10 years ago, we were literally “off the grid” when we came up here. So I’ll be able to finish up some work projects I couldn’t wrap up before we left. My mom and sister decided I should be a BeautyCounter consultant too, you know, in my spare time… but it’s working to my benefit since I can’t stop buying lipsheers (this one I’m wearing in Plum, it’s my fav) and I’m even hosting on Online Social this week!

I’m going to try to post a few photos each day. We didn’t take too many yet, but it is so gorgeous up here, the Aspens are turning, and Ever even packed some fancy clothes so I could take some pictures of her. She’s not vain though, in case that sounds like it – she just wants to be Snow White in the forest with animals.