Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun In The Sun!

Family decision to go to the mountains and have some fun at Lake Gregory!

The last time I had blogged about where we were going to get out of the heatwave we have been having for several weeks in a row. We decided to go to a new place that the kids had never been to! Lake Gregory near Crestline is a wonderful little community that is between Lake Silverwood and Crestline in California. It is only about 4,500 ft. above sea level and was closer to home than we thought! This little lakeside town must be a well kept secret as we went on a Friday afternoon and there couldn't have been more than a hundred people in the water park area.

Here are a few pictures of our kids having a blast on the water slides. Our oldest, brought a friend to come hang out with her. The first picture below is our youngest who loves being in water of any kind!

I definitely think that we will be back in the near future. This was a nice place to relax and get out of the high heat in our hometown. The temperature was only about 85 degrees and was quite comfortable in the shade of the tall whispering Pine Trees. My wife and I just sat and watched the scenery change as the clouds built into a pillow like white cotton ball just north of the lake. It was a very peaceful place to be, as if all of your troubles just seemed to drift away with the clouds leaving tranquil thoughts of not having a care in the world.

We saw a beautiful Log Cabin up in the hills across from where we were sitting and just wondered how nice it would be to live in a home like that. I sat there and pondered how much it would be to buy a home up here and just move away from it all! It would be a blast to even rent a cabin up here in the late Summer/Early Fall to see the changing colors of the trees. I am definitely finding myself moving to a mountain community when I can retire with my beautiful Wife Kat.

The drive time to get here took much less than we thought as well. My GPS which gave me a new way to drive by Lake Silverwood through some windy turns (not bad though if you drove slow.) into the back way to Lake Gregory. I spoke to my Mom and Dad yesterday and had told them where we went, they said that they had taken the whole family up there several times when I was very young.


We had a great time and have put this place on our map to come back, enjoy the lake and all of it's surroundings.

Thank you Lake Gregory for sharing your scenery!

See you soon!


Heart2Heart said...


This was a great short roadtrip to just get away from it all for the day. I loved just sitting back and watching the kids and hearing all the squeals of laughter and fun as they came down the hill!

It will definitely be a place to get back to and perhaps we'll even rent an Aqua bike and go for a ride around the lake.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

Beautiful. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I am thankful you guys were able to enjoy your time there.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

RCUBEs said...

That looks so relaxing and glad that you, sister Kat and the whole family had time to go up there and have fun! Beautiful scenery! The water looks inviting... My son doesn't even want to go anywhere because it's too hot.So, we're doing "staycations" for now. Can't wait when the electric bill comes...Hope it's not a shocker!

Have a great week and God bless you all!

Loren said...


It is so nice to meet you and yes you have the most wonderful wife and I am blessed to know her!!

This looks like such a wonderful place for a family to be and make fun memories! So happy you were able to go!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Steve!

Loren said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Trust you will have a wonderful blessed day and a very blessed year!

christy rose said...

I stopped by to wish you a happy birthday and I realized that you have been posting a lot of posts that I was not getting in my reader. I am so behind in reading what you have to say. I will have to come back later and catch up when I have a little more time. I am going to go fix my reader feed.
Happy Birthday though! I hope you have a great one!

LisaShaw said...

Steve, came by from your precious wife's blog to wish you a blessed Birthday.

Very nice blog you have. I look forward to returning.


Crown of Beauty said...

I came over from Kat's blog to wish you a happy birthday.

She wrote such a moving tribute to you!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday, Steve. Loved the beautiful tribute Kat wrote about you. God has made you into a wonderful man for Kat, and may He receive all the glory for it.