Saturday, August 29, 2009

Camping at Lake Casitas

This week we went camping! We had driven past Lake Casitas over a year ago and finally had some time to go. We invited some friends along to share our campsite and we had a really great time. Lake Casitas is located north of Ventura, near Ojai. The weather was pretty hot, so we were dissappointed that we couldn't get in the water. The lake is a source for drinking water, so people can't get in. Fish can, though, so there were plenty of people fishing and boating.
Payton is a little older than our son and they enjoyed playing in the dirt and throwing rocks into the lake. They threw so many, we are sure that the water level rose a little.

They wouldn't just smile for the camera, but they showed off their teeth.

The kids enjoyed the playground. There were playgrounds scattered throughout the campgrounds.

Their delicious dutch oven goulash really hit the spot after an afternoon of playing at the lake.

There were birds, including blue jays, quails, and turkey vultures, squirrels, rabbits, and coyotes.

After the moon set we could see the stars so clearly.

This site welcomed us in the morning when we opened our tent.

6:45 isn't too early for a walk over to the playground. After breakfast we went hunting for some geocaches. We found 3 out of the 4 we tried for. We also got to ride with our son on a mountain bike. He had so much fun despite his mom and dad not being able to go very fast.


dana said...

lame about the water! But fun outing. And cool moon shot. Very cool.

dietcokegrrl said...

What a fun getaway! And yes, lame about the water. The kids look so adorable, as always--and YAY for all the playgounds.

And I'm with Dana--very cool moon shot!!!