Weekend Getaway: Lake Naci (part 1)
Over the weekend Blaine and I made the four hour trek to Lake Nacimiento to spend the weekend with some friends of ours. We got there at about 9pm, set up our tent in the dark and talked around the campfire for a few hours before heading to bed. Our tent was on a nice little slope, so sleeping was interesting.
In the morning we decided to head out on the boat of one of the people who was with us. Can I just say I never thought I'd like being on a boat, but now I want one? Blaine and I are seriously considering getting a small boat. It was a little chilly going that fast on the water, but it was so fun!
We spent the rest of the day just hanging out and floating in rafts on the lake in an area where boats have to go slow. It was super relaxing and I got a light tan (and a light sunburn). Poor Blaine didn't look so sunburned until the next day. Ouch. He also lost his sunglasses and they are now resting peacefully at the bottom of Lake Naci.
Unforunately, some people who were with friends of ours who we didn't meet until that day made our stay a little less pleasant when they decided to tie their dog to a tree at the beach while they went out on the boat for several hours. The dog was panicking and the people on the shore assumed it was our dog. So we had the lovely responsibility of watching it and restricting our plans so that we could watch over the dog. Fun fun. The dog was a sweetie, I just get irritated when people do things like that. Other than that the day was good!
Blaine and I spent the evening walking around while we waited for a table to open up at the Dragon Grill. We eventually settled on the shore beside the restaurant and watched the sunset. Once a table opened up we ordered a grilled artichoke and a cheese quesadilla to share when two of our friends Leslie and her boyfriend Robbie showed up. Apparently the same people with the dog dilemma showed up and basically started helping themselves to everyone's food, so they joined us for a nice dinner.
After dinner we walked around, found some clean bathrooms and ran into two young deer. They seemed too young to be without a mother and were getting awfully close to us. The deer also seemed to be eating gravel off the road, it was sad and we assumed that maybe something had happened to their mother so they became dependent on humans for food with how they would walk right up to us.
We walked back up to see that our camp site had been taken over by our "favorite" people and there was no room for us to sit by the fire, so we made it an early night and went to bed. I try to be very flexible, but I'm not a fan of inconsiderate people. Overall it was a good day, Blaine and I needed to get away together for a while with all the crazy house madness that seems to never end.