First, I want to post two photos of my grand kids from Vacaville, Lauren and Drew. They were in their Aunt Allyson's wedding last week, and Kristy sent me these photos. The first one is so cute, and the second one makes me laugh every time I look at it.
Sometimes when my kids are taking photos of their children, they will say, "Silly face!" and everyone in the shot makes a funny face. That's what a professional photographer does that my son's family uses. It loosens everyone up. I'm pretty sure this one is a Silly Face photo. :)
Yesterday Katie and I went for a walk, and we ended up walking for more than an hour and a half. We went around all the campsites, which are loops and tiered. I wanted to see what kind of view they all had, in case I decide to stay here the additional four days until Zion. Some have a view of the lake, above us, and others have a view of the mountains across the valley from us. I might want to change to another site with a different view.
Then we went into a little wash that's between the camping area and the parking lot for the lake. I still don't know how the cars/boats get up there, we didn't find the road in and out, but we didn't walk to the end of the lot. It must be at that end. From a distance it looked kind of steep to go up the side of the wash, but when we got there, it was pretty easy to climb up in a few spots to the parking lot. (Sometimes I feel like such a little old lady!) It's a HUGE parking lot.
Here are some photos of the reservoir:
The photo right above this one - can you see the color change of the water right in the middle - across on the other side? That's how much my new camera will enlarge. 18X. We were standing in the same place when I snapped both photos. In the first photo you can't even see the ducks. I love this camera!!!
Is this a chipmunk? I'm used to seeing squirrels, but haven't seen a chipmunk in years. They have holes in the sand that they dive into when we are around. They run really fast! There are also tiny rabbits that scurry around so fast I haven't gotten a good look at one yet. Just a tiny flash over the sand with a small white tail. The little guy below, though, runs, then stops and stands up and freezes. Do they think I can't see them if they don't move? It's easy to photograph them. :)
The next desert critter is: