A few weeks ago, I visited family up in Crestline, CA. In the center of Crestline is Lake Gregory Regional Park, which includes a good-sized lake. Although the lake is man-made, the lake view is still beautiful as ever. To top it off, the lake is surrounded by a trail that goes all the way around the outside of the lake, complete with built-in exercise equipment periodically. Imagine the view while taking an early morning or evening run? I wish I had pictures of the sunrise and sunset over the lake - maybe another day.
The pictures I took really don't do the place justice. Since I came here in January, there isn't nearly as much greenery.
My dear brother volunteered to be my model for the second shot - his form of support for me ;-) What's cool about this lake is that it's sectioned off in two halves. One side for swimming, which includes a huge water slide and some fountains, and the other side for fishing. Different kinds of boat rentals are available too. I remember when my brother and I were much younger, we thought it would be pretty rad to rent a canoe and row around the lake. My God, it was EXHAUSTING. That trip ended up taking half the day and our arms felt like they would fall off when we finally made it back to the rental place. Moral of the story here is don't rent a canoe unless you want a good upper body workout (something neither of us were prepared for at the time!). Other than that, you can walk the trail around the lake at any time during the day and feel safe doing so.
I lived up in Crestline with my parents for a short time when I first moved out to California, and I would walk the mile to work (at a small honkey tonk grocery store in the middle of town) and take the Lake Gregory Trail. I miss it - as with many other things, it's something else I wish I would have appreciated a little more when I lived there. At least I get to visit every now and again - preferably during the summer months, as I am not much of a winter gal.
Rebekah was born and raised in the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas, and moved to California over 10 years ago. This blog documents her adventures in truly seeing local Southern California and all it has to offer for the first time since moving to the state.