Woodson Bridge/Donner Lake

Heading out around 5 on Thursday for a long weekend, we drove to Woodson Bridge State Park getting all set up by 7:30. The campground had only the camp host and we had our selection of sites. This is a beautiful campground, one of our favorites with majestic oak trees. And we picked site 9 as we didn’t have to unhook. It was a gorgeous night, warm and quiet.

Leaving the neighborhood!

Nothing better than this view!

After breakfast and a hike to the river we headed to our favorite winery – New Clairvaux. Arriving to wine taste and purchase we then went and toured the church that is now finished. I highly recommend this place! Onward towards Auburn we drove to attend a family birthday and to moochdock. Getting together with hubby’s five of six siblings is always a joy and having to Airstream to sleep in even better.

Easy to pull the trailer here and then wine taste.

A little history about the area -1846 it began!

The driveway is just a small challenge, but having done it at least twice before we know the drill.

Missing one we celebrated with six. Three of these kids lived in CA State Parks at one time. The other three worked for parks at one time.

Dinner is served!

Best peach pie!

Sunday, we headed towards Donner Lake SP and spent the two days playing on the lake driving to Martis Creek Alpine Meadow CG, and visiting Truckee. Our favorite site was open and that made it even better.  The only drawback – the rock breaker starting at 8 am on Monday morning. It is quite a site next to the campground and according to the camphost has been going on all summer as they clear an area for a housing development. Need to think about visiting this area again as that density will be impacting on the already busy area.   Tuesday it was getaway day and after a early morning lake visit we packed up and headed home.

We just fit with the 25!

This lake is beautiful!

Love the look of the old school gas station in Truckee.

We went to Truckee early Monday and it was busy!

Easy to be on the lake at 9 am!