BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday's Mosaic Memory ~Crater Lake National Park

I can't remember how many times we've been to Crater Lake N.P., but I will never forget the trip during Spring Break, 1995.

It had started snowing by the time we reached the information office at the beginning of the ascent to the lake, so we decided to save time and not stop. We didn't think we needed any info...
The road was completely snow-covered and the parking lot was empty when we reached the lodge. 

It was snowing very hard and kind of eerie since the place was deserted, so we started back down the mountain.
When we reached the info office we went inside to check out the gift shop.  The park ranger apologetically informed us that the road to the lake was closed due to weather and that we wouldn't be able to visit.

He was shocked when we told him we had just returned from the lake. He wanted to know where Hubby had learned to drive on snow like that.

"Birmingham, Alabama," he replied, in his best Forrest Gu-ump voice.

Before we retired and bought an RV, we flew to Portland and rented RVs several times.
If you're considering buying a recreational vehicle, I would strongly recommend renting before buying.


Sharon said...

Really good advice!

MISTAYA said...

I have been to Crater Lake too but have never experienced snow there. What fun!
Hugs, Gail

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khyra is going to use this pics for dreaming tonight!

Sierra Rose said...

Nice driving :) Beautiful Crater Lake! Must have been a great snow adventure in Southern Oregon. Love the area. Agree on test-driving the RV before you buy....this evening we were looking at bigger camper floorplans, ours has become too tiny! Yet, it works for our travel locations... hmmmmm!?!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

bellaboo said...

We could have done with an RV last week with all the snow we had.It's all melted now! :0)

Gloria said...

Great driving lol. And great snow pics!

Susan said...

What a hoot! Maybe Birmingham snow drivers drive better!!! Glad y'all were safe going up and coming down!

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. Kit I cannot see your picture(s)!!Dog gone it!!!

Way to go Dog Daddy what we Southerners lack in experience we gain in common sense!!!!
Hugs to you all,
Madi and Mom

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, I'd never even consider Crater Lake for Spring Break!
Heck, I've been there for 4th of July and it snowed!!
You guys were daring adventurers!
Love the snow pics, it is such an enchanting place, but with the snow it looks wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Frankie Furter said...

EGGS SELL ANT advice. That is fur sure.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It's been a lot of years since I've been to Crater Lake, but it's on the list.

Remington said...

We didn't rent first but are VERY happy with ours! I can see where it would help though....

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That's a good one!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Hound Girl said...

Sounds like a great time. My parents rented several diffrent ones before buying - they loved doing it that way!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Kit and Pups,
You might have some snow before this little cold snap is over!! We are suppose to get down to 22 tonight. A hard freeze!! I heard Atlanta was going down to 20. That means it will be colder for you, right??
Hugs girlfriend, Fern

3 doxies said...

I wants to drive your RV...in da snow. I is good driver. I drives a laundry basket!


mayziegal said...

Wow...what a Most Wonderful memory! And your dad sure was a good snow-driver!

Thank you for that very good advice. My mom and dad talk all the time abouts buying one of those movable houses but you're prolly right that they should rent one first.

Wiggles & Wags,

sophie...^5 said...

Thanks for the heads up. ALways good to practice before you actually consider buying!

Benny and Lily said...

Sounds good
Benny & Lily

Maggie Mae said...

OoH all dat snow makes me want some at my house!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Thundering Herd said...

We love our RV, but not driving it in the snow.