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Old 11-28-2016, 10:45 PM
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Default Glamping in Cachuma Lake



I don't know when they took this picture on the county website, but the lake at Cachuma Lake is nonexistent now. It's more like a pond. We stayed at one of the yurts this past Thanksgiving weekend and looked like the water had dried up for some time now. Bunch of vegetation had grown where water used to be. Pictures attached...too hard to embed pictures from my phone...

Rained all day Saturday and then more rain Sunday morning, followed by a wind storm in the afternoon to late into the night. Cleared up nice and gorgeous the day we left. But we managed to have fun though.

Walked around Solvang and visited the Ostrich Land. My 4 year old daughter got bit by an emu when she petted it. She's the adventurous risk-taker. The bite didn't break skin. She said it felt like her skin tore off. I almost wanted to see how it felt myself. Almost.



Despite the windstorm, I was intent on building a campfire. Had to cook marshmallows for the kids. Hahaha. Used charcoal to start the fire. Was a bit apprehensive about possible flying embers, but ground was wet and the fire was well-contained in the firepit.

I brought along Gransfors bruk Scandinavian axe and the wildlife hatchet.



I really liked the Scandinavian a lot. The hatchet was easier to cut kindling with, but the Scandinavian was also able when I gripped down on it. And for chopping wood, the axe was outstanding. I'm glad I got this instead of the small forest axe. Since I don't do backpacking, weight isn't an issue. I don't think the forest axe could have chopped the big log as easily as the Scandinavian.

Anywho, it was still a fun trip.
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