We just got back from the Eel river, where we celebrated a friends 80th birthday. We had a lovely time playing in the river, visiting with friends and living the happy camper's life. I slept both nights outside under the stars. There is nothing quite like it, you really feel how small you are in the big scheme of things! The only downside to this trip was that a weekend is way too short and the drive way too long. We might go back up for Labor Day weekend, but we have to wait and see how the grapes are coming along. will it be harvest time or not?