Not much going on around the homestead today. We did take a drive to Camping World to pick up a water filter since we were on our way to IKEA to look at tables. The girls went with us and we all ate lunch in the IKEA cafe. So since I had some pics remaining from our recent stay in the La Pine, Oregon area I thought I would show you Diamond Lake.
It was early June when we were in the area and still cold. Crater Lake was still mostly snowed in so we took a little scenic drive to Diamond Lake instead. To reach the lake we drove South on Hwy. 97 to Hwy. 138 West. This is also the way to the North entry point for Crater Lake but it was still closed to traffic. They hoped to get it open by July we were told. We found the Diamond Lake turnoff quite easily and went in to give it the once over.
They had a nice little marina area by the Diamond Lake Resort. The “resort” is fairly rustic but has the basic necessities. We saw a few small boats in the marina. I think this is Mount Bailey in the distance. (click on photos for a larger view)
We drove away from the marina to one of the campground areas. As usual, we looked around for a suitable picnic spot. It was very cool outdoors, but sunny. And the view was great. Nothing like a beautiful setting and peaceful atmosphere for a great picnic lunch.
From this area of the lake we could see several small boats with fishermen trying their luck. I read that trout are plentiful here at Diamond Lake.
After lunch, we drove around through a couple of the campgrounds. Most sites are primitive and can hold rigs 30-feet or less in length. Nice surroundings though. This early in the season there were only about 10% of the sites taken. We did come across this lone fisherman in another area of the lake. The sight made me wonder if he had the ideal fishing spot or if he had missed the boat entirely since all of the other fishing folks were in another part of the lake.
Mr. Mallard seemed to be enjoying his swim this morning. Since the season was just beginning the place was so quiet. Very nice! I can only imagine how many campers were here on July 4th to make a lot of noise and commotion.
Now, about that dancing……a lot of comments were left complimenting my dance moves. (yeah, right) Bruce put it all into perspective to say I looked to be in competition with Elaine Benes a character from the Seinfeld TV show back in the 90’s. If anyone saw the episode where Elaine was dancing at the party…..you’ll know what I mean. :)
Hope everyone has had a wonderful day.
Until next time….so long for now!