Showing posts from May, 2012

Strawberry Music Festival Memorial Day

Another successful trip up to Camp Mather for the Strawberry Music Festival up near Yosemite for 5 days of camping, great music and festival friends.  Weather promised to be nice, but was quite cold and did rain (and even hail/snow for a few minutes) for one day.  the music was superb and our little Shasta was quite a gathering place.

Camping and Kayaking for Mothers Day!

I got to combine two of my favorite activities over this weekend.  Camping and Kayaking!  Each May I coordinate the Cache Creek Slalom and Downriver Races on Cache Creek (between Clear Lake and Woodland on hwy 16) in California.  You can learn more about the races on my other blog .  We had a great time with more than 30 folks participating in the races and another dozen guests enjoying the camp and helping out.  The only thing missing was my son, Ben, who had a big bat mitzvah to attend and couldn't join the fun.
I also got to put up my awning and set up camp for the first time with everything (except, paint and upholstery) done, and could really show off.  I really enjoyed having folks come and poke their heads in and oooh and awe.  The flowers were given to all the moms in attendance.   I had a couple of young friends who thought the trailer was a perfect magic place for them. What a great place for young kids.  My now teenager enjoys the cam…

Awning and Table done...let's go camping!

After several weeks/months at it, I have finished the boomerang formica table top.  The boomerang was ordered last year from Home Depot (no I don't know where to get more).  The table leg folds on a rockler hinge  which has a positive lock making it very sturdy and easy to fold and store as well.  The  aluminum face nosing on the table came from    

For the Awning. I ordered a 7 or 8 yards of outdoor (not sunbrella) fabric from FabricGuru and carefully studied the blog instructions from  I was able to get awning rope from which makes it really easy to slip the awning into the rail. I also used spur grommets instead of regular grommets, with the hope that they will hold better.  I do plan on using horizontal 1" pvc or wood dowels between the poles to make the awning less susceptible to pooling in rainstorms.����������������������������������…