Family adventure and relaxation

We spent a fun, active summer week here with family and friends. (4 adults, 2 kids and 2 pups with room to spare.) Our outdoor adventures included exploring the beauty of the Sierras – swimming and paddling at Lake Alpine, visiting Big Trees park and Sourgrass Day Use area on the Stanislaus River, and a hike on the Arnold Rim Trail. Shout outs go to the gold rush town of Columbia and buzzy main street of Murphys (yummy ice cream at Joma’s and many winetasting options.) The Rec Center was great for more swimming, water polo, and pickleball clinic/play! (There is also a fun disc golf course we didn’t have time to try this time.) Back at the Peaceful Pinecone, the home is just what we like on vacation: it has everything you need in the kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and common areas with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to relax. The neighborhood is wonderfully quiet. We started and ended our days on the deck with coffee/wine looking up at the trees. Favorite surprises include: stargazing in the hammock (sigh!) sampling the collection of board games, basketball hoop, pool table, and the swurfer swing (good practice for SUP). We grilled and tried the smoker, both of which were easy to use. Hope to come back again for more adventures in the snow!