My family went on a camping trip into the golden hills of California to Black Butte Lake. It was beautiful but hot as Hades at 109 degrees (42 degrees celcius)! We went swimming in water that was 85 degrees, hiked in the early morning or evening, saw lots of critters (deer, racoons, an owl, doves, coyotes). At night there were beautiful stars and a meteor shower (Persied Meteor Shower). There was a beautiful conjunction of the moon and Venus in the early morning. We cooked hot dogs and s'mores and had marinated steak over the grill on our camp fire.