On the Chagdud Gonpa grounds
We started our journey bright & early on the 2nd & drove all the way up north about 5 hours. We hit a road block with the pilot car, but we arrived in time for a late lunch before checking into our lodging for the weekend: Old Lewiston Inn.
Manicure was on point!
Last selfie with Libby
Waiting for the pilot car
Trinideli for the win!
Poker Bar room
Our room *click for larger view*
Old school :P
I took my Blueberry (aka my MINI Cooper) on Browns Mountain Road, which is also an unmaintained dirt road into town. I think I've royally freaked out the hubs, hah! I love the coating of dirt on my car though :P
After getting some snacks at Tops Market, we drove down 299-W along the Trinity River before having dinner back in Lewiston at my favorite place: Mountain Valley Grill! My favorite waitress Kris was still working there, remembered me & my order, haha! Gotta love the service even years later :)
Trinity River *click for larger view*
Stopped at the Strawhouse for a drink
Apple pie with bacon crumble ;)
We ended the night hanging out back of the Lewiston Inn along the Lewiston River & drinking a beer :P
Selfie at the Lewiston River
Solar light jars, so cute!
On July 3rd, we headed into Weaverville for a cold drink before heading on 299-W again to visit the Chagdud Gonpa, jumping into the Trinity River to cool off & ending our night with fireworks with friends. I definitely the community up here & chatting with Kim & her family :)
Weaverville Court House
Little lake *click for larger view*
New painting of the building is looking awesome!
One of the eight stupas
Guru Rinpoche statue
Small shrine in the woods
Painted rocks near the shrine
Prayer wheels from afar
Time to take a dip in the river!
Log was heavier than it looked, hah!
Light saber fun
Gorgeous fireworks up close :)
4th of July was spent checking out of our room, heading into Weaverville for the parade, visiting the Joss House (lighting incense for my grandpa & making a donation) & heading home with a pit stop at Whiskytown Lake. It was nice running into some of my old coworkers from my internship as well as Miles & Kathy, friends I've made in Lewiston.
Goodbye gorgeous view!
Old school firetruck
Lion dancers for the Joss House
Mobile couch, hah!
Entering Joss House
Red, white & blue!
Whiskytown Lake *click for larger view*
Goodbye Trinity County, cya soon!
Overall, I am bummed to be back in city life, but I'm glad I got to spend time up in the boonies again! Just confirms that I'll retire up there someday, hah! Did y'all have a good weekend? :)