Camping on the Cottonwood

Over the years, Gail’s parents took a vacation not far from home. They camped along the Cottonwood River to fish, swim, pick berries, and enjoy nature. The photo below shows my mother getting really close to nature at a young age. I’d date this photo as about 1928.

topazgail in bushes-gigapixel

I don’t know if this was every year that they took these excursions. It must have been over quite a few years because here are my grandparents in a boat on the river. We can date it about 1950 as also in the boat is my mom’s younger sister in her teen years with a school friend.

Mother Daddy on cottonwood River boat

This story came to mind after seeing the Sepia Saturday inspiration photo for today (below). I could only find the one boat photo in the family album and certainly none with canal boats or 200-year-old houses.

If you’d like to see what other bloggers shared for Sepia Saturday, just click the link.

6 thoughts on “Camping on the Cottonwood

  1. I went camping with my family from the time I was 7 years old and have loved being in the woods and mountains and especially by a lake or river all my life. Lucky for me I married a forester and have had the luck to live that life I love so much all these years. 🙂


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