This is a photographic compilation of some of my travels, not all with Callie, but with Michael for sure. He has been quite supportive all these years. He bought me a Polaroid camera when my daughter Lara was born 32 years ago, and I haven’t stopped since!

August 13: A return to Crater Lake and Kalamath Falls

It was time to start heading south again and we wanted to see Crater Lake one more time. The story about Crater Lake is about another cataclysmic event, but I won’t go into detail except to say that this time the volcano collapsed into itself and created a vast crater, or bowl, which then filled with snow and water over time. The lake is so blue and deep that it draws visitors from all around the world. It isn’t open during the winter months because 45 feet of snowfall in the winter months is a common event. I can’t even imagine what that would look like. You can drive around the lake and there are many beautiful lookouts with hiking and picnicking a great way to spend the day. The first time we went, Callie was under the motel bed, so this time she got to go and enjoyed checking out the squirrels whenever we would stop. One squirrel in particular darted right up to Callie before realizing its mistske and fleeing while chirping loudly as it dove under a rock. The squirrel was so intent on getting a treat from a group of people that it failed to see the danger. People were laughing and enjoying the drama. Callie stayed perfectly still except for her tail which jerked back and forth in anticipation of catching it. The park was crowded that day and many people came up to me and asked how I had trained a cat to walk on a leash… She loved all the attention and posed for many photographs. In one particular photo she wanted to take a nap on a sign post. People couldn’t believe how calm she was. I told them she was on Facebook but I can now proudly brag that she has her own BLOG too!


Callie is a wonderful assistant …