Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Weekend in Alpine Meadows

The planning went too fast. The husband nonchalantly mentioned one time that we were spending a weekend in the mountains and the next thing I knew our friends were coming too. This is going to be a fun weekend I thought. And it was!

There were ten of us including 3 children, ages 8 to 15 that went. We stayed indoors most of the time because it was raining most of the time. What a relaxing weekend it was, snacking all day long, chatting, reading, and watching so much sports.

There was a break in the rain on Saturday right after we had breakfast. We all took advantage of this dry spell. They took a short walk around the neighborhood and stumbled upon a little watering hole that got all of us excited about coming back in the summertime. The husband and I drove out towards Plumas County, the site of our previous leaf peeping trips. We spent the morning photographing fall colors and we had been very productive in that aspect.

I love the site of the cabin and its proximity to other points of interests. We are already planning a return trip, hopefully we can get back here in different seasons.

Do you want to see the cabin we stayed in? Here's a virtual tour: http://vtours.in1view.com/public/vtour/display/46524?a=1

On Saturday, our only full day, our friends opted to take a short walk up to the watering hole. We decided to take a drive to Plumas County, the site of our previous leaf peeping drives. The weather forecast called for rain throughout the day and so we drove out when there was a break in the rain.

Every leaf peeping experience is different. One year we drove out where the maples are aplenty and we came just in time so we had the beautiful reds. We were coming from a different route this time so we didn't get to see the maples. The yellows are the predominant colors here, a scattering of reds, but not much.

Before the rain came down really hard and unceasing, we got enough photos to satisfy our craving.

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17 comments:

  1. Wowza! Love the autumn colours.

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  2. Hello, the fall colors are looking beautiful. Beautiful captures. Have a great day and weekend ahead!

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  3. too bad it rained most of the time. still the leaves are beautiful and you had a great time.

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  4. What a great weekend, getting away with some friends and just chilling out. I love the Fall color in your pics.

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  5. seems like a wonderful weekend in fall country :) Beautiful images :)

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  6. Really pretty fall colors, and wow, that's quite a "cabin"!!

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  7. Very beautiful fall pictures !

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  8. Hi! The autumn colors of alpine meadows are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi! The autumn colors of alpine meadows are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Such a beautiful time of year!

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  11. What a great drive. Your blog background and post are a perfect fit.

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  12. Beautiful shots! I'd love to explore there.

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  13. Beautiful drive -- and I could see the falling leaves -- how perfect is your blog for this post? Fantastic. The cabin looks great and it was obviousy a wonderful weekend for everyone.

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  14. Great looking colours - our native trees dont change colour in the autumn and their leaves dont fall either!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Beautiful autumn photos. Great colour

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