Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


No doubt about it, vacations are wonderful - except for packing and unpacking the camper!

We went up to Northern California to Lake Almanor. Beautiful country up there. Millions of trees, lots of rivers and streams and lakes, blue sky.

There was still snow on the group in the higher elevations. Amazing. It's 90 degrees and the kids are having snowball fights.

Nothing like camping to make you realize how wonderful home is. The things I missed most were: flush toilets, hot running water, my bathtub, sleeping in my own bed, and my computer.

But, as Dorothy said, there's no place like home. How true that is. And how big home looks after spending a week in the camper. Gave me a new appreciation for my dishwasher, washer and dryer, and....well, everything!!!!!