Thanksgiving Week 2020

Our family had many discussions regarding getting together for Thanksgiving week. Still haven’t seen one of our sons in a almost a year. Eventually the decision was made to get together minus one son, with masks, open windows, and dine outside. Leaving on Saturday we headed for Brannan Island SRA in the delta. This park was not yet closed, and it was a short drive to Marin the next day.  Only three campers in the entire campground.

The Sacrament River on Hwy 12, looking towards Mt. Diablo.

Always easy to get a site at Brannan Island in the winter. This time we brought our own water, as theirs isn’t the best! Site # 75.

The bridge over Threemile Slough.

Hiking around the outer edges of the campground, this was only fitting to find.

Woke up to a beautiful morning and headed to Marin to boondock and hang with the family.

Loved watching the sunrise through the fog from the inside of the Airstream.

Just a few family shots of the holidays.

Parked in the yard, and they were off for two days.

The newly aged 4 year old and me.

Getting this picture was harder than it looks!

Poppy’s famous bean and cheese quesadillas!

The twins visited, and I managed to get them both with their eyes open!

Nighttime vibes in the Cloud.

Making Thanksgiving dinner and unfortunately the shallot juice made it into some eyes which was not very fortunate.

The table is set, the heat lamp and propane campfire are lit, and luckily the air is dry and the company healthy and happy.

Thanksgiving dinner was perfect and such good company. We so lucked out with the weather! And there was even a great Cherry pie for dessert.

Up in the morning and headed back north along 101.

Richardson Grove SP in Humboldt County still was open for camping. The cabins were even available. We decided to take the site that was a pull through which made it nice not to unhook.

Just love that we have the campground to ourselves and the pick of any site. This is site #56.

The Lookout Point Loop trail is about 2 miles, and the view is almost gone. It’s a good hike from the campground.

Leaving the darkness of the Redwood forest and driving down to the river to explore and have breakfast before heading north is a tradition.

We would normally go to Burlington campground in Humboldt Redwoods SP, for our last night before going home, but we craved the sun. Deciding to check out the private campground in Myers Flat, the drive to it was a bit sketchy, but the park is well cared for and a bit isolated.

Giant Redwoods RV Park is in Myers Flat along the river. It was busy and there were numerous Airstreams there.

Capturing the sun with homemade Butternut Squash soup and wine.

We walked around Myers Flat and noticed a lot of high fences. The park however is a jewel and they are putting in more river front sites which will be perfect. There is even a small playground and cabins.

When I worked for HRSP this was my go to laundry place that I would ride my bike to from Burlington.

Leaving to drive home from the Redwoods is always bittersweet as we have so many memories. Stopping in Blue Lake, where we also lived, at Mad River Brewery is always a treat. Luckily we arrived before the place got packed with lunch diners. So good, I highly recommend the burgers.


Coming soon, with visits to Brannan Island SP, boondocking, Richardson Grove SP and Myers Flat.