Lair of the Bear

We had an awesome time on our annual family vacation to the Lair of the Golden Bear in Pinecrest, CA. Lots of sleeping and eating and staying cool (during the day) and staying warm at night. We all got dirty and got to see some good friends and have some wonderful quality family time. I have camped here since I was about 6  years old and it is so amazing to be able to bring my son here and introduce him to a place that is so special to me. He loved it and I cannot wait to take him back year after year. 

Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos from the week…

Hanging out in his dining chair at the dining hall:

Lair of the Bear

All bundled up in his bear sleep suit in the lodge (at about 7am):

Lair of the Bear

Lounging in the go-pod:

Lair of the Bear

Bundled up for the night…temps were in the high 40s:

Lair of the Bear

Hanging with Rebecca and Juniper (who is 1 year older than Miles):

Lair of the Bear

Family time at the Guac Party:

Family at Guac Party

Kickin' it in his baby Uggs in front of our tent:

Family at Guac Party

Rosy cheeks in the Bob Jogging stroller:

Family at Guac Party

Rosy cheeks {again} in his Baby Bjorn chair:

Family at Guac Party

Family costumes at the Tiki Party:

Family at Guac Party

Hanging with is buddy Braden (10 months old):

Family at Guac Party

Obligatory family photo in front of our tent {right before we hopped in the car to head home}:

Family at Guac Party

Love this photo of my little Happy Camper…see you next year 10th week!:

Family at Guac Party

My mind is elsewhere now thinking of this place I love. The Yosemite Rim Fire is too close for my liking and is destroying so much in its wake. The Berkeley Family Camp (which is different than the Lair) was destroyed in the fire and I was in tears thinking of those families who have spent their lives attending that camp that is so close to them. I have joined a Facebook group talking about rebuilding already and I will volunteer to help them rebuild. The fire is only about 25% contained and is spreading every day. I have been praying and sending positive thoughts to the firefighters to please do all they can to tame this beast of a fire and keep it from harming this place I love. 

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