Duane & Jo's Travels in 2009 travel blog

The storm created quite a mess in the campground.

We camped for a third tine this year at Lake Chabot in the Oakland Hills. With a maximum of 30 days/year we have one day left having spent 29 nights this year at this campground. Stopping here gives us a closer place to visit with Matt & Wendy but since we were there on weekdays we only visited them one evening. While there, a tremendous storm blew in for a 24 hour period. The campground has thousands of eucalyptus trees and we were concerned that the winds that accompanied the 4+ inches of rain might send a branch our way. As it was, lots of bark and nuts, and some small branches were stripped off the trees (nature’s pruning), but otherwise no noticeable damage was done in the park. We spent that day visiting friends in Pleasanton. The next day was warm and sunny, so we took BART into the city and enjoyed a pleasant dinner on a sunny patio overlooking the harbor where the ferries come and go. We hadn’t been on foot in the city in a long time and we were surprised at all the changes in the Embarcadero area.

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