Vacation

Another summer gone. Man, that went by fast! Cooking these past four months has been interesting and fun, although very hard work. There was one period when I didn’t have a day off for seven weeks. But now I am halfway through a three week staycation- doing as little as possible.

The restaurant closed for the season on Labor Day. Then there was an employee party for which two of us cooked, followed by a few days of cleaning. So my last day was Sept. 11.

I have been rehired by Amazon to work Nov-Dec in Kentucky but I have also been offered a job at one of the other resorts owned by the couple who own this place. It’s only a six hour drive and it’s on the Pacific Coast Highway, one hour south of Frisco. I’ll be cooking but only part time. With the photography opportunities of the coast, plus being able to take day trips to SF, I’m going to give it a try. I leave here on Saturday 10/1. My only concern is Internet coverage. But I am planning on being there until April, followed by a month of travel, then returning to Shasta for the summer.

Here are some scenes from recent walks around Lake Siskiyou (mid-day light and no tripod, so keep that in mind). Click for larger view.


Now that I am not working, I like to make a thermos of coffee and sit outside while I read my e-mail and catch up on RSS feeds. The cat sits outside, too. To keep him from roaming off, I thought I would put out some bird food close to the trailer. It worked like a charm! He will lay only a couple of feet away while only occasionally pouncing. He hasn’t caught anything yet! Here he is observing:

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First, the finches and sparrows show up:

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Then the chipmunks:

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Then the squirrels:

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Then the jays:

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The everyone:

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And here’s the cat’s reaction:

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