Jackson Meadows September #4 with Charlie


This was Charlie’s first camping experience with Ben and me.  He had a wonderful time.  He had a blast picking up anything and everything in his mouth.  Tons of new things to sniff and hold.  He loved chewing on sticks especially.  My neighbor friend, Mike, joined me for two nights with his tent trailer and his dog Jack.  So Charlie had another little guy to play with.  I did a little droning and managed to catch some jet skiers which I have wanted to do, however, they seemed to dodge my drone and it was difficult to follow them.  Not great video.  Fishing was greatly improved with the water temperature now down to 65 (had been 70) which made the fish more lively and more active.  I only caught three, but better than earlier this year.  Small ones.  Charlie rode in the kayak with me while Ben swam alongside.  He was able to wear Biggs’ PFD and seemed to really like it. Nights were cold so we all snuggled together in bed.  Daytime still had lots of bees but my campsite, #34, was not bad at all.  Hopefully the bee situation will start winding down now.  Its been an amazingly bad year for yellow jackets/bees.  The aspen trees are just beginning to turn with lots of brush plants turning orange and yellows.  Fall is on its way.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

3 thoughts on “Jackson Meadows September #4 with Charlie”

  1. Laughed and cried. How wonderful!! Obviously Charlie had a wonderful time and fits right in. Your drone stuff was good too, but nothing compared to seeing the camaraderie between you and Ben & Charlie. The BEST!!! Take Charlie’s leash off when he’s trying to swim–just saying. Big smiling here.

    1. If Charlie goes into his game of “catch me if you can”, he is impossible to catch, so for the time being I am leaving the leash on him but giving him more and more freedom. At least its something to grab if he wants to play that game and annoy the shit out of me. He swims so little that it really doesnt affect him there. If he becomes more of a swimmer I will take it off.

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