We just returned home from a wonderful (and much needed) camping trip on the Stanislaus River. I grew up camping on the Stanislaus, and our girls are doing the same. It was a quick trip (Friday-Monday), but we ate wonderful food, caught up with great friends, caught (and ate) native trout, and generally unwound. I'm ready to go again.
We stayed longer than normal this year, thanks to our outstanding interns (Julie and Courtney). They took care of things here at home - moved water, moved sheep, etc. Thanks to them, we were able to totally get away!