After working for Apple a couple years, I took a promotion to open a new store and run the inventory there in Temecula. Jon ended up being my right hand man doing so and we really got along well. Neither one of us work for Apple anymore but our friendship continues. Recently he made the trek up to Mammoth for Thanksgiving. It was nice to have some company through the holiday for Kristen and I. Let alone having a partner in crime for a couple adventures while he was here.
The fact that this group of friend go out and explores the great outdoors in their area, and do it with style always blows me away. Looks fun, looks quality, and looks sincere.
Such great voices make this a pleasant song to listen to.
One thing I enjoy on Halloween is having a fire, a beer or three, and handing out candy in front of the house. So that is exactly what we did. Actually, this is exactly what I have done since I outgrew trick or treating. Otherwise my dad would follow me and the cousins around pulling a wagon for the cooler and extra stuff along with the aunts and uncles as we made the rounds around the block. This year we all dressed up and headed over to Kathy and Randy's to celebrate the evening.
I forgot to mention Kristen cut off 10 inches of her all natural super blonde locks to donate to the program similar to "Locks of Love" that Pantene puts on called "Beautiful Lengths." Prior to bagging it up and sending it off, we decided to have a little fun first. Mustache!
The first time Kristen and I visited Mammoth was for a camping trip over my birthday weekend a couple years ago. We actually camped right there in those trees to the right. Just pulling into town, I had the feeling that this is where I wanted to live. Let alone after spending the weekend on this beautiful lake. Oh, and coincidently it was Oktoberfest weekend too. Which was not planned; I promise. Sure enough a couple months later we were making the move to Mammoth and absolutely loved it. Here we are know on our second year and still feeling the same way. So of course we had to go visit Twin Lakes and our camp site before it was covered in snow and the lake was frozen over.
Well, fire season really made summer fly by and I didn't get a chance to do a lot of the things I had planned in Oregon. It's over now, and we are back home in California. Mammoth Lakes to be exact. It feels really good to be here. There are so many places to see in this area and I can not wait to visit them all. Winter is coming quickly, so that will make certain places tough to see, but that just means more time to spend riding the mountain and brewing beer. Fine by me.
After a 21 day, 336 hour, roll to Montana... it was time to relax.
So I did and I had some help doing so from some family I hadn't seen in a few months. My Mom, Stepdad, and little brother made the drive from Southern California to Southern Oregon overnight and spent the couple days with Kristen and I. Emigrant Lake is where we had some beverages, hot-links, and fun in the Oregon sun.