Kathy and I needed a little mini-vacation to get away from the grind. So with a little negotiation Kenlynn and McKinley got to spend the weekend with their older cousins while Kathy and I jumped ship and headed to Lake Shasta for the Treffen.

Looking to have a little more comfort than a sleeping bag and tent I started the hunt for a nice hotel in the Redding area. I figured there might be a problem when I called the visitors bureau and asked for recommendations for a nice place to stay. "You do realize this is Redding, CA don't you..." was the initial response! After further discussion and being told the closest "nice" hotel would be in San Francisco, we figured we might try something a little different. I asked for any local bed and breakfasts and was told there were some great ones overlooking the river near the Sundial Bridge. Success! We ended up staying at the Bridgehouse Bed and Breakfast. www.reddingbridgehouse.com

Jim and Emilie Molloy were the driving force behind this Treffen and they chose a great location. The Chappie Shasta OHV park at Lake Shasta was our starting point. We lucked out this year with awesome weather that was not too hot. Shasta Lake was at capacity which I do not think I have seen it this full in 10+ years.

We had a total of 7 Haflingers at the event which was a great group of enthusiasts. Everyone was there to have a good time, meet new people and enjoy our little vehicles. I have done a photo dump of all of the trip here: Scotts Photo Dump

We are already looking forward to next years Treffen.

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