AmeriCorps Corner with Jake

Memorial Day weekend and some birthday fun!

Jake and a friend fishing in California

Jake and a friend fishing in California

I’m now the big 2-4! Another year older, another year wiser. Well, I at least hope I’m wiser.

Last Sunday, May 24th, I celebrated my golden birthday…in the Golden State…whoa, how neat is that?! It was a time filled with adventure with friends, relaxation, meals with great coworkers, and FISHING!

To start my birthday weekend off right, my amazing coworkers took me out to a lunch filled with good food and great conversation. I was presented with a card signed by the staff and board members, and in that card was a little slip of paper. That little slip of paper turned into a clue for a gift they all got me, a California fishing license! I can’t thank you guys enough for your kindness and generosity for the license and throughout my time here!

The interesting place of Nevada City was my destination for the weekend. There reside many of the other SNAP members, so it’s always a good time hanging out with that crew. While there, I finally tested the waters and got some fishing in! Due to incoming thunderstorms in the area, no fish were caught and our time there was cut way too short. I guess I’ll just have to explore areas to fish up here. Maybe some of Shasta Land Trust supporters have some ideas…hint, hint :D

Of course birthdays are supposed to be a time of relaxation, and relax I sure did! Being Memorial Day weekend, many of the State Recreational areas were packed, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying some time swimming and relaxing along the South Yuba River. I soaked up some rays, drank more river water than I probably should have, and hung out with some great people!

Although it was a birthday away from family and old friends, they were all just a call or text away. All in all, a very enjoyable birthday here on the West Coast!