Friday, July 12, 2013

The Mountains are Calling...

I'm off again to go camping to the lovely Pinecrest in the Sierra Mountains here in Northern California. It's one of my favorite spots in the world, but I didn't discover it until I was an adult. My dear brother kept at us to go camping there until we did and now it wouldn't be summer without a trip there. Pinecrest is wonderful because it is old school. It is where families can relax and kids can be rascals. It has camping, hiking, a beach, boats (think rowing), snack bars with soft serves, fishing, outdoor movies and even my favorite latte stop ( The Serene Bean) right at the campsite. Most of all, it has breathtaking beauty!

Hope you are still enjoying summer in your own way. For me getting outside to places like the mountains is so mind clearing and inspiring. I just need to breath the pine scented air and I feel renewed! Do you have a place you go that makes you feel that way?

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back soon with all my trip photos!



  1. Lovely to have such a scenic and relaxing place not too far from home. The Dali Lama quote is a favourite of mine - advice I try to follow (but more than one a year is better!)

  2. I do love the mountains and it has been years and years since I've been. But I have the ocean in my backyard and I really can't complain!

  3. Kim, It's the quiet of the mountains and that pine air.... can you hear my envy? :-)

    Thanks for continuing to be my "gpbfc"! (gal pal blogger frequent commenter)


  4. Enjoy your camping trip in the mountains. It's always rejuvenating to be around nature.

  5. Love it! (and the fact that 'Serene Bean' is there - what a perfect name for a latte place lol) Have a restful time on your retreat!

  6. I hope you've had a great trip so far.