This morning I got up before everybody else to make coffee, eggs, toast, and cereal. The cabins don't have toasters so I toasted the bread in an bare pan. After failure on the first slices, I figured out a pretty good strategy using medium heat. We also put together a picnic lunch.
We drove to Chalk Lake, about 6 miles from the resort to go fishing. The location was pretty amazing - beautiful cliffs and mountains surrounded by trees on the lake which is stocked by the State. Chalk Lake is live bait and/or lures and flies - which is nice for novice fishers. We started with lures, but quickly moved to worms (left by another fisher person earlier in the day). Alexus caught a little fish today!
Next we headed to Saint Elmo, a long abandoned Gold Rush town that topped out at 2000 souls. The town is pretty rickety, but is slowly being restored. The buildings range in pretty good shape (like the restored church and school house) to structures that look like they are going to fall over. There are an amazing number or hummingbirds flying about, attracted by many hummingbird feeders in the town. They hover, tweet, and attack one another and even dive bomb people that are visiting the town. There is also a colony of the most friendly chipmunks and prairie dogs that will feed from your hands--a wonderful feature for children.
Tonight we go to the resort restaurant for dinner. I'll write a review of it separately.