Out to Lake to do some work

My first snowmobile ride into the park. Had to go from Mammoth to Lake which is 50 miles.

This is a view of the Lake. Can you see it?

Me with the Lake in the background.

View of the hotel. Have you read The Shining?

A view from the driver seat.

One of the winter keepers that stay at Lake over the winter.

Got to ride back in the truck.

Got to take in the scenery a little more on the ride back.

What could go wrong here? Note that he in kneeing to get to the credit card device at the gas pump.

 

Ruining Christmas

Well this is where the fun stopped for me. On Christmas Eve night I became violently ill. I will spare you the details. It involved a trip to the emergency room and days of recovery.

I would like to say that the gift of family and the true Christmas spirit was displayed by Jim. He was very helpful and kind in getting me to the emergency room and getting me back to Mike’s house. He had to make multiple trips to the hospital to get everything sorted out all late at night and on Christmas Eve. Jim was my Christmas angel.

Janet was a real trooper help to take care of my while all the Christmas plans were destroyed. We didn’t get to go to David and Katie’s house, which was a disappointment to me and to all. I feel bad that I cause the Christmas plans to not happen.

It took a few days for me to be able to ride in the car to make the trip back to Atlanta. My sickness also killed me getting to see my family again for friends in Atlanta.

Through all of this Janet was by my side and taking care of me. That is real love.

Christmas walk and talent show

We went to a Christmas walk and talent show in Gardiner. One person made a reference that it was like being in a Hallmark Christmas special. The entire town was out. It was cold but everyone was walking around checking out the shops and crafts in the community center. The even had a ski repair at the community center. We went to the talent show last. It was amazing how much talent people had.

This one was really funny.

Closing down Lake Lodge

Off to spend the night at Lake Lodge for the last night of the season.

On the way we got to see some mountain goats. The baby is so cute and fluffy!

Happened to be going by Old Faithful when it went off.

Setting on the porch at Lake Lodge after we closed the place down in more ways that one.

 

Took a stroll by the lake, which is the largest highest lake in the US.

Check out the roots on that tree. Nature always finds a way.

A view of the lake from the east entrance side. The land you see in the distance is the furthest from a paved road anywhere in the Continental US.

 

This guy was there to welcome us back from our trip.