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Jun 30 2011

Day Tripping To Echo Reservoir

Last Saturday was the perfect day to take a little drive. One of my favorite things to do. ( click the photos to get a better look)

We ended up going to Sparky’s ( my husband Bob) favorite ice fishing hang out, Echo Reservoir. It’s a popular summer spot too!

We’ve had a lot of snow this year, the snow melting quickly is causing the water there to be very high. It’s beautiful even though the beach is missing!

The water is spilling out faster than ever! Unfortunately we have many overflowing rivers in our area. Many people have had flooding issues with their homes.

It’s sometimes hard to believe we can look to the left and see snow covered mountains ( oops, sorry no photo) and look to the right and see these beautiful red rocks.

We watched some teens having fun as they were pulled behind a boat. You could hear their laughter echo across the water.

Look how high the water is. That’s about 10-15 feet up on the trunk of the tree.

We walked a little down a sandy slope and saw a lot of debris in the water. It’s sad, but I do think this made for a nice photo.

After we wandered a bit we came across this nest of eagles. We sat and watched for a while.

It was a lovely way to make happy memories.

I hope you enjoyed sharing our little drive with us.

see more eagle photos  from another day trip HERE

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  1. small Kucing

    gosh…such splendid view. Hope to visit there some day

    Kathy
    http://www.smallkucing.com

    1. Katherines Corner

      There are many lovely things to see where I live. So many tourists come to our area and we are fortunate enough to live in the middle of it all. :-)

  2. Ms. A

    Sounds wonderful and the eagles were a big plus!

    1. Katherines Corner

      It was a nice day and the eagles were truly a bonus :-)

  3. thisisme

    What a super place, Katherine. Lovely to hear the laughter of the young ones having fun! How wonderful to actually see an eagle’s nest. Gosh, the water is certainly very high. Looks like you had a great day out.

    1. Katherines Corner

      The laughter echoing was contagious, hugs

  4. Barbara

    Such great pictures. Makes me want to take a vacation!

    1. Katherines Corner

      We are fortunate we can drive for a little bit and have mini vacations not far from home.

  5. Miss Kathy

    Stunning sights! What I call a “favorite day”!!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

    1. Katherines Corner

      Kathy, that’s lovely, a favorite day, perfect :-)

  6. Ricki Jill Treleaven

    The eagle’s nest photos are incredible. Where is this? Ice fishing? I cannot even imagine…..
    Is the flooding due to melting snow?

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi sweetie it’s Echo Reservoir about 40 minutes from our home. Yes my sweet husband fishes all year round. The snow is still on the mountains here. It’s crazy. They’ve been talking about bikini skiing in the mountains not far from our home. Hugs

  7. Mitzi

    What a lovely little get away you had! The photos are amazing! A perfect day-cation! ~Hugs, M

  8. Abbie

    Great pictures! It is beautiful.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Abbie, :-)

  9. georgie horn

    How nice! I love the eagle’s nest!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you :-)

  10. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Looks like a great place to spend the day!

    1. Katherines Corner

      It was Hugs

  11. Katherines Corner

    I love that you call it a day cation sweet Mitzi, ♥

  12. Poetesswug

    What a nice day trip!! I mean…who sees eagles when they’re just out walking?!…Uh!…You do!! LOL The water and the red rocks brought back to mind a trip my hubby and I took to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a while back too! Very nice post! :-)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Giggle, yes we have been very fortunate. Big Hugs!!!!

  13. Connie Arnold

    What a lovely spot for a day trip! Thank you for sharing your photographic memories!

    1. Katherines Corner

      my pleasure :-)

  14. Sue B

    Gorgeous photos. Looks like you had a beautiful day!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Sue xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Sue, you too! x

  15. Deborah

    Hi Katherine…
    I love going for drives too!
    Love what you’ve captured here.
    Thanks for visting and following in friendship :)
    Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Deborah (purehunnybee) xo

    1. Katherines Corner

      Deborah, how lovely to have you join me here at Katherines Corner. I look forward to many more visits to your sweet blog. Hugs

  16. Epicurean Mom

    I can’t wait to see the feature Katie!! Thanks so much!! Love your blog! This trip looks fun!! :) XX

    1. Katherines Corner

      I think greatness is worth mentioning :-)

  17. Lisa

    Beautiful pictures! I’m a new follower from the blog hop. I hope you’ll drop by my blog and follow back.
    http://www.LisaBlogs.com

  18. kristin

    It’s gorgeous! Love all the pictures!
    Enjoy your 4th!
    XO
    Kristin

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you. Hugs!!!

  19. Mina

    What beautiful photos! It looks like a fabulous day.

  20. lin

    WOW! It looks lovely there!! Flooding is such a huge problem this year–everywhere. Ugh. These are the days when I’m glad we don’t have a basement. The weather is so volatile this year in particular, isn’t it?

  21. Deborah

    Looks like a perfect day. They should still have snow when we go to Mammoth Lakes, CA in August.

  22. Pamela

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    I’m a new follower from the Friday Over 40 Blog hop.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Pamela thank you for following along. I’m following you too. Hugs!

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