Mountain Retreat Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and mountain air.
I thought I was fully prepared with maps but turns out I have left the relevant page somewhere. Yikes, no cell coverage,nomads, no signage. Finally I begged Marty to stop and I flagged down a motorist, a diamond covered lady named Rosie. She didn't know how to get to our destination and was going to call her husband but didn't know how to turn on her phone nor did I. We decided to push on and take ...
... us. Dave hung out with us while we lunched on the patio and gave us the lay of the his beautiful property. Horses, ducks, chickens, lambs and wine. They gifted us fresh eggs and a bottle of their Dark Horse Primativo.
After settling in to our cottage we wondered around the property and enjoyed the freshness of being in clean air. We visited with the horses ...
... br> The next day we headed to Calaveras State park where they have some Giant Sequoias. I knew they were big but wow! these are some big feckin trees. I mean really big. Tall and huge. Massive and colossal even… they do make you feel insignificant especially when you consider that the really big ones can be up to 3000 years old. But there is a real sense of peace and timelessness when you are with them. It is easy to understand ...
... driveway saying" Bicyclist I have a proposal for you." Well she and her husband had been extending their yard and their shower out to bicycle tourist for the las several years. I really felt bad I couldn't take her up on her offer, but I had only gone 40 miles and I still thought I was going to make it to Cooks Station. I thank her profusely and continued on to Omo Ranch. Here I met another couple Ted and Mary who ran the local store and let cyclist camp ...
... off into it, and three of the girls in our group decided to do it too...although two of them got cold feet and we had to wait for half an hour for them to finally jump it!
After we got back, my group made chili dogs for dinner, with my (by now) famous potato salad, which I think the group enjoyed. We then sat around the fire for a little while and chilled out, then went to bed to prepare for our hikes tomorrow...can't wait!