Every few years our family enjoys a trek out to our traditional camping destination – Diamond Lake, a 3,000 acre alpine lake nestled in the mountains of Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon (elevation 5,100′). The campground provides ready access to the lake for trout fishing, a series of bike paths and adjoining roads for cycling, mountains for climbing, a little store stocked with candy, areas for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and more. God blessed us with exceptional weather and we had a blast!
We caught 109 trout over the course of the week, some of us mountain-biked 27 miles (sort of on accident!), rode 65 miles from the campground around the rim of Crater Lake, and much more. It was a real blessing to get away with the family for a nice, relatively relaxing vacation, and I’m thankful that God gives us the opportunity to rest from our labors.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep. ~Ps. 127:2