Well today was a bummer on one front but good on two others!!
We awoke this morning to rain and a temperature of 46 degrees F. So it was on with the jeans and wet coats. We came to see Mount Shasta but alas as of yet we haven’t been able to see it because most of it is covered in mist. Fingers crossed we get to see it before we leave tomorrow.
The two good things were, one: we have a new LPG (License Plate Game). Hooray! Who would have thought that in a small town like this that we would walk into a book store and they would have one. As we are halfway into our holiday, we think we will start over with the game and see how we get on from now until we get back to New York and see if we can do as well as we did with the first one. I think I’ll put this one on a chain around my neck to make sure we don’t lose it!!
The second good thing was ………….. I managed to find a lovely hairdresser, Mary from Studio B. here in the town to colour my hair. She did a really good job and I look decent again.
As our plans had to be changed due to the weather, we decided to do a small hike to see the beautiful McCloud lower and middle falls. The area was once inhabited by Wintu Native Americans and they named the Lower Falls ‘Nurum-wit-ti-dekki’ meaning Falls Where The Salmon Turn Back.
Archaeological excavations in 1986 at Fowlers Campground by the Falls, revealed that the Native Americans came on a seasonal basis about one thousand years ago. They used the camp as a base for hunting, processing food and fishing.
You will notice that the photographer has his ‘all-weather photographic assistant’ with him today, carrying the tripod. For the fashionistas among you, you may like to know what the modern ‘all-weather photographic assistant’ is wearing this season and who dresses her!! Well, our model today is wearing The Jeggings and a Limited Collection grey sweater from the world-famous Marks and Spencer store at The Meadows, Camberley, her wet jacket is courtesy of a stall at The New Forest Show in Hampshire (August 2011), her hiking shoes are from the Bass store at the Waterloo Premium Outlets in New York (thank you Dot for the introduction) and her leather backpack comes courtesy of a store (name unknown) in Guildford, Surrey.
Especially for you Nat, today we actually used the camera remote and it worked first time so there was no need for swearing, cursing or foot stamping by the photographer!!
Si has become obsessed with bears during this holiday and he’s expecting to meet one around every corner!! There was a small spat between us in the middle of the forest while visiting the Falls today as we both felt the need to carry the tripod so that we had a weapon to defend ourselves should that bear appear. As I am more agile and can run faster than my husband I decided to let him carry it most of the way!!
Tomorrow we leave Mount Shasta for Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. See you there!!