Thursday, November 17, 2011

Delighting in Vacations You Don't get to Choose

Doesn't it look like my family stepped into a postcard?  This was taken at Lake Sabrina in October when we joined my husband's family on their yearly fishing trip.  We took a day before meeting up with the family at Convict Lake to just enjoy some of the beautiful nature.  My husband and kids are always up for an adventure.  I was a little resistant to the idea of joining their "man-cation", but there ended up being so many wonderful surprises along the way. 

I actually took advantage of this opportunity to make a homeschool lesson out of it.  We were learning about the native people of the North American continent so I looked up the native people of the area and came across the Paiute and Shoshone people groups. We made a stop at the Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center. They had so many incredible exhibits that brought us back into the lives of these amazing people.  My kids learned so much despite their young ages.

Photo taken from the Bishop Paiute Tribe website

 When we came home, we found out that Sacagewea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West was of the Shoshone people group.  She was married to a Frenchman, Touissant Charbonneau, who led her to the Lord Jesus Christ and who supported her spirit of adventure when they began their journey with Lewis and Clark.  Their son, Jean Baptiste (who was named after John the Baptist) was only two months old when Sacagewea strapped him on her back to begin the journey.  Because of this journey, the gospel of Jesus Christ was taken to the west.

Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered...Psalm 40:5.


  1. Thanks Rosie. Never had an interest to go there but it was so worth it.

  2. Actually, I don't think my cheesy camera could capture the real beauty of the place.

  3. wow, those pictures are awesome. we have been talking about camping in that area for a while...i think we will have to make that trip after seeing those pictures.

  4. There were a couple of camping sites that we passed as we drove in that looked amazing. Bishop area puts out a very good guide book that gives all the info on it. We also stopped at South Lake which also had some great camping areas.