Punk Rock Parents: Bass Lake- 30th Anniversary Edition

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bass Lake- 30th Anniversary Edition


Back in 1987 my Nina Ruth invited my family to come to Bass Lake and stay at the Ducey's Cabins for a week with them. It was the first time that I can remember that my family took a week vacation anywhere. We borrowed someones orange van and hit the road. That summer we stayed in a one room cabin and had the time of our lives.

That was 30 years ago and my parents have made it to Bass Lake every year since 1987. Bass Lake has become our place. Our happy place. We spend one week there every summer, all together either under one roof or on one campsite.

The first year we went my little sister was a toddling 2 year old. This year my little sister brought her toddling 18 month old. My nieces, nephew and kids only know summers at Bass Lake.

This year we did things a little bit differently. We rented an amazing place in Oakhurst right on a small river. This was the backyard....



The water was a little bit colder than the lake. Okay a lot colder. It took a few minutes to get used to the water, but luckily the weather was super hot and the cold water felt refreshing. Well after the initial scream when you get in...


Now that we are dog parents we took Elwood with us this year. It was a trail year to see how he would do.

He did amazing.


We spent our days in the water. Relaxing, eating and drinking.

My gorgeous girl!
So weird thing. We all know that Louie is slightly obsessed with sea otters right? Well like most mountain homes this one was decorated with bears and antlers and fake deer. You know the usual cabin decor. But for some reason, outside near the water was this sea otter. I swear that child is part sea otter.


We split our days between the river and Bass Lake. We spent our lake days at Falls Beach. This was pretty fitting since this was the exact beach we spent our days that first year. I can remember being on that beach in 1987 with Adan in a play pen.

The lake was just as perfect as always. This year the water levels were nice and high!


We set up our easy-ups and a small grill and spent the entire day on the water.


Cousin Viv grabbed my camera and her and Louie walked around taking pics. Thanks for getting a family shot for me Viv!



Photo by Louie

Photo by Vivi
It's hard to believe that it has been 30 years and we still are so in love with Bass Lake. We have 30 years worth of memories and so many summer traditions. We all look forward to this week every single year. I love that my kids have a place that is all theirs. Some place to look forward to every year. A time where they know they get to be with their Nana and Tata, Tias, Tios and most importantly their cousins.


We are already counting down until next year!

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