Tuesday, August 06, 2013

It's illegal to take pictures of Shasta Lake?!!?

A while back...

I pulled off the highway to go down to Shasta Lake for a few minutes. I was looking for a rock to replace one that Karston lost. It was sunset, as you can see in the pictures below. I took several pictures because it was so beautiful out.

Usually you have to pay at the booth to come and park here but no one was there. There was a note that said you needed to go to the office to use the boat launch ramp. But I was just coming in and going out. It would only take a few minutes.

Moments later a guy pulled up in a park's truck. He said, "Do you have a forestry service permit?" I said "what?" He said, "I noticed you were taking pictures. You have to have a forestry service permit in order to do that." I couldn't believe what was happening. Was this guy for real? Then he told me I would have to go to the office and file a report. I was in shock. Then he dropped the bomb.

"I'm just kidding!" And then he laughed really hard. I began to laugh too because I couldn't believe he got me so good. We talked for about 15 minutes. He has been working here for eight years, and is "retiring" in two days. He's going to become a long-haul trucker. His name is Gerald and he is 47 years old. He grew up in Philadelphia married and moved to Texas. They got a divorce and he moved up here. He is engaged and told his fiancé he wants to live here or in Oregon.

Then he told me to enjoy my time and take as long as I wanted. I love moments like this.

1 comment:

iaandbob said...

gorgeous pictures. What a beautiful place. You have the eye for photography! I can say that because the pictures captivates me and make me want to see them again. Please put on facebook when you blog. I love your blogs but only look it up when I know about it.
I love you

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