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How Much Does it Cost???

We just returned from a FABULOUS week on Lake Shasta so I thought I’d better post this while these figures were fresh in my mind.  The houseboats were a bigger expense during the peak season in July as opposed to … Continue reading

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What I Bring to Wear

Here’s my pile of “stuff”.  I am bringing: 4 swimsuits 1 pair of boardshorts 3 swimsuit coverups 1 outfit for traveling home in – shorts & tank top water shoes for hiking the waterfall or walking on shore flip flops … Continue reading

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What We Drink

   We drink lots of WATER!  We bring enough bottled water for everyone to have 5-6 a day.  I bring packets of mix-ins and we use the water to make our cocktails too 🙂  Costco has by far the best … Continue reading

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Links to Maps, Fishing Reports, Water Level Reports

Large Map of whole lake – http://shastalake.org/shastalake.org/Big_map.html Marina List/Spreadsheet – http://www.shastalake.com/boatrentals/ Water Levels – http://www.shastalake.com/m/page_41.html Fishing Reports – http://www.fishhound.com/fishing-reports/lake-shasta-ca http://www.westernbass.com/ncalifornia/reports/view.html?id=2

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

For women/girls – bring several styles of swimsuit tops.  A week in a halter top can wreak havoc on your neck!  Try for strapless or a regular tank top style. Bring a couple different styles of sunglasses.  The backs of … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit/Medicines

I always bring a tackle box full of first aid supplies.  Nothing out of the ordinary, just your typical items: all sizes and types band aids ice packs tweezers aloe vera or Solarcaine for sunburns rubbing alcohol or antispectic wipes … Continue reading

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A Few More Things to Bring

I forgot about some of the other little essentials you will not want to forget – Toilet paper is provided – I don’t think we’ve ever had a problem running out Bring with you: Paper Towels and dinner napkins Disinfectant … Continue reading

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Houseboat Recipes

A trip favorite – “Pelly Burgers” named after a family friend – Teriyaki Chicken topped with Swiss Cheese and Grilled Pineapple – YUM! Shrimp, Keilbasa, Zucchini, Peppers, Onion, Canned Potatoes, Asparagus.  Wrapped in foil and BBQ’d for 15 minutes. We’re … Continue reading

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Laying Out Your Sleeping Arrangements

This task is so important and yet so many people don’t put very much thought in it.  You need to really think about the type of group that is coming with you and pick the floor plan with the best … Continue reading

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What to Cook – Menu & Shopping List

2015_shasta_shopping list 2015_shasta_cooking_schedule (1) The meals that you cook on your vacation greatly depend on your preferences.  We have done it two ways – very basic with very little actual “cooking” (hot dogs, sandwiches, cereal) and also much more gourmet … Continue reading

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