I'm back from a relaxing vacation in the Eastern High Sierras!
I'm always sad to leave Bridgeport, my favorite little town, but it's also nice to be back home.
A few vacation shots:
We camp on Robinson Creek (above), which is near Lower Twin Lake (below):
My younger daughter took these scenic shots:
I have previously mentioned that new owners of the town's legendary bakery had closed it before the summer of 2009. What a thrill to arrive in town and learn that the bakery had just reopened for the first time since 2008, operated by the same family that previously ran it for decades:
While buying breakfast one morning, I heard that the young girl running the register was the fifth generation in the family to work in the bakery.
We spent our wedding anniversary attending a rodeo, with the nearby meadows and towering Sierras providing a gorgeous backdrop:
The town was packed for the sesquicentennial of Bridgeport's annual Independence Day festivities, which included a parade:
and 30-minute fireworks show over the Airport:
The poor folks expecting the fireworks show in San Diego should have been in Bridgeport, the show was absolutely spectacular!
I'll be back later this weekend with additional posts, including a preview of Turner Classic Movies in September and the weekend link roundup!
Related posts: Out of the Past (1947) in Bridgeport, California; Independence Day in Bridgeport, California (2010).