Bankhead Adventures

24 May 2007

The Rest of the Story

While Paul and Pete tested their tenacity against Lassen Peak, Amy and James and Kristin (Pete's wife) had their own adventure hiking around Manzanita Lake. (For all you gringos out there, "manzanita" means "little apple," which has nothing to do with the flavor of the lake or the kind of trees that surround it.) James spent the whole time demonstrating his latest trick, pointing. He pointed at birds and water and rocks and trees and sticks and flowers and dirt and, most notably, a bleached out fallen tree that looked like something from a modern sculpture museum.

Later, after Paul had recovered somewhat from his post-Lassen delirium, we made a short jaunt up to Burney Falls State Park. (Said Paul, "Six dollars closer to paying for our State Parks Pass.") While the falls were enchantingly lovely, park literature claims that Teddy Roosevelt declared them the "eighth wonder of the world," making us wonder whether he'd seen the first seven.


  • Okay, I admit it. I put picture number three as our background just so everyone could see just how truly intense Paul's burns can be. YIKES! Greatest sympathies!

    Hugs and kisses.

    By Blogger Lauri, at 10:01 PM  

  • holy cow, you guys have an adventure every weekend! How many state parks have you been to in the past 6 months??

    I'm totally jealous.

    By Blogger Amy, at 5:06 PM  

  • Oh my gosh...reading your blog makes me drool!!!! I can't wait to move out of Dallas and do some outside things again. Your James sits in his baby backpack a lot more than our James does!!!

    By Blogger Amy, at 11:00 AM  

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