Whiskeytown Lake, Oakbottom Recreational Area, Shasta County

I went to Whiskeytown Lake off of Highway 299, in Shasta county.  It’s one of my favorite lakes and I drive by it all the time.    It was a very hot day and the lake was spectacular, as usual.  We swam near the same spot that my parents would sometimes stop at during my childhood.  It is the north west end of the lake, near Oakbottom Recreational Area, follow highway 299 West towards Eureka, California, which is the coast.

Whiskeytown lake is in northern California Shasta county, near Trinity county.
Whiskeytown lake at the Oakbottom exit.

 

Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county, California.
Whiskeytown Lake.
I was almost to my neck in water with this shot.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Incline Village, Nevada

Lake Tahoe at Incline Villages, Hyatt Resort and Spa, in California, Veroniqque.
Lake Tahoe, at Incline Village, Hyatt Resort.

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, and the winter.  In the summer, there are so many activities to do on the lake.  You can do about any water sport there is including para sailing, and catamarans, boating, skiing, anything you can think of that is permitted.  There are so many resorts, and places to visit, and explore.  Also there is  hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, historical mansions to visit.   Not only that, there are  plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, fine dining, art, festivals, 4th of July celebrations and so much more.

Lake Tahoe is amazing!

Incline Village, located on the border of Nevada and California, but on the Nevada side, the north east shore of Lake Tahoe.   The Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino is a great place to stay.  Located right on the lake, the hotel offers all kinds of amenities, including a bar on their pier called Pier 111 Bar, you can find the link below.

If you never have visited Lake Tahoe, you really should try to, add that to your bucket list! 🙂  It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The lake is beautiful, and pristine, and one of the largest alpine lakes in North America.  It is also the second deepest, right after, Crater Lake in Oregon.  Which is another amazing lake, that you should visit! 🙂 It’s about 7-8 hours drive from Tahoe, depending on the route.

 

 

 

http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

http://laketahoe.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/Pier111Bar.html

Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Hyatt Resort, Spa, and Casino.
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Pier 111 Bar at Hyatt Regency Resort, Casino, and Spa
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino.
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Pier 111 Bar at the Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino.

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Actual Grey whale tail

Grey Whale Expedition

My parents were lucky enough to enjoy a grey whale expedition in Baja, Mexico.  They loved the experience!  It looks like an adventure, they camped out in the middle of nowhere, the camp completely disassembles when the season is over.
Here are some of the photographs they took of the grey whales. The are magnificent large whales, and are surprisingly gentle and calm around the smaller boats.
Baja whale expedition to mexico to pet the whales, picture is the very blue sea, and the tail of a whale with water flowing off of it as the whale descends.
Tail of a Grey Whale
Grey Whale in the Pacific Ocean in Baja Mexico.

Grey whale in the Pacific Ocean, my parent went with others in a very small boat around very large whales and the whales are always very nice.

Close Up of a Grey Whale with lots of little barnacle growing on it, possible a baby whale.

This is the company that my parent used for their Whale Watching expedition!  They also camped because the lagoon isn’t accessible all year around and the campsite is broken down completely after the tour.

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Pic of Bodega Bay rocks, and blue waters, blue green waters, and sea foam,

Bodega Bay, California

Another very picturesque place in California is Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, on the Pacific Ocean. Here are a few pictures of coast in September.

Beautiful shot of rocks and Pacific ocean bright blue and sea green, in Bodega Bay, California.
Bodega Bay, northern California.

My parents love to go camping in Bodega Bay, California.  This is the place that they would often camp at, right on the beach in their 5th wheel trailer.

Doran Regional Park

In order to get reservations, you have to call in advance.

 

It is such a great location, that it is very popular, and is booked in advance.

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