Back to Lake Harriet
Well her I am back at Lake Harriet campgrounds for the summer. It was bittersweet leaving my home after only living there for 5 weeks. I was disappointed when I had to leave, but once I got done to my camp host site in Lake Harriet Campgrounds all that changed.
I still have the same site this year overlooking the river and it didn’t take me long to set up my easy chair right on the bank of the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamus River.
Chica and I sit out here almost every night, just watching the river go by. We also see a lot of ducks floating in every direction.
The weather was quite different this year than last. For one thing we got a lot more rain in May and June. That kept a lot of the campers away, but once the temperature hit 100 in Portland they came out in droves. The rain has backed off now that we are into July so a lot more campers. This park fills up every weekend.
Waterfalls around Lake Harriet
I decided to take some pics of the waterfalls around the lake. They are just small waterfalls but very calming if you are near them. It doesn’t look like we will have a repeat of the drought that we had last year. There are lots of flowers in bloom everywhere.
I have to drive 5.5 miles to the Ripplebrook Store in order to read my email. It is a nice quiet drive through the woods. I usually make this trip on Sundays or when I am expecting a certain email. I always take Chica with me and she calmly sits on the bench next to me just watching the cars and people go by. My computer always recognizes the Wi-Fi almost immediately, but it takes my phone a while. I am not sure why that happens.
I still can’t make a phone call from there but at least I can get on line and check email, bank and credit card accounts.