Out at Buck's Lake

10 years ago - #family#Yuba City

We drove almost directly from the Sacramento airport to Buck's Lake. It's about 45 minutes from Sacramento to Yuba City and then another 2 hours to Buck's Lake.

It did not occur to me to call David while in Yuba City. It wasn't until I got to Buck's Lake that I realized there was no internet or cell phone reception. Yikes! At first, I thought I'd be fine with the break. It turns out that I was wrong. During the second day at Buck's Lake I took my iPod Touch for a walk around the lake until I found internet access to poach. I must have looked quite out of place with my sunglasses, Kenneth Cole jacket, and iPod sitting on a stump and sending email.

Buck's Lake is beautiful. The cabin has been in the family for a long time - my mom played in the lake when she was a child. Her first honeymoon was in the cabin.

Over the years, my uncle Parke has significantly altered the cabin: he rotated it 90 degrees to get a better view, he's expanded it both out the sides and on top.

The first night and day we had Aunt Catherine, Uncle George, and Uncle Parke as company. We built a fire at night and gave Lorenz his first s'mores. His face was smeared with chocolate and marshmallow in no time.

The next night, Uncle Chris arrived with Dad. We had a great visit. It's a good place to unwind and talk.

Lorenz was unfortunately not so comfortable there. We had a hard time getting him to relax and go to sleep. At one point, Sis and I took him out on the boat. There must have been something about the rumble of the motor, because he went out like a light as soon as we got out in the water. Sis and I put a blanket over him so he didn't burn and had a nice slow circle around the lake.

We took Lorenz out another time and he stayed awake. This time I took the boat fast, which scared him at first. In no time, he was asking to go faster.

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For most of the rest of the week, we stayed at Aunt Beth's & Uncle Charlie's. Uncle Charlie has spent most of his life working at John Deere. Hence, there is a LOT of John Deere paraphernalia around the house. Charlie took Lorenz on a ride on a "gator". For you city folk, it's a four-wheeled utility vehicle made by (whom else) John Deere. Here's more information: http://www.deere.com/en_US/ProductCatalog/GC/category/GC_UV.html. Lorenz went NUTS getting to ride in this. Just about the only two words that he said crystal clear the whole weekend were "marshmallow" and "gator".
On the way out to Lovey's, Scott drove us by the Sutter County cemetery and pointed out that our birth father and grandparents are buried there. After lunch, both Sis and I wanted to drive back and see Keith Sr's grave. I had never seen it and Sis had only been when she was very young.