We started camping when I was about twelve years old. Dad let each of us take a friend each on our trips. My brothers always had a friend that wanted to go but all my friends thought camping was someting just boys did. So, I always took one of my neices with me. We were close enough in age to enjoy the time together.

This particular year, I took Debbie Quist with me. We went to the Del Valle Dam and Reservior in Livermore, CA.

Debbie had nerver been camping so sleeping in a tent, cooking and eating outside, and such were a big adventure for her.

We had a great time swimminmg in the reservior everyday.

Approx date 1972