Thomas - I'm in Phoenix in a little place called Ahwatukee at the base of South Mountain. It's about 15 mins. from Mesa.
We chose Shasta because:
1. my daughter lives in Sacramento
2. she is turning 21 on August 6th
3. I'm turning 50! the same week!!
4. We love Shasta and have a lot of good memories there (Boardstock)
We thought about Las Vegas for the big birthday bash, but then we decided wakeboarding is really what our passion is. We can always hit Vegas anytime.
I'm flying in from Phoenix then we're driving up to Shasta (Antlers campground) for a very fun filled few days
I definitely want to do the houseboat thing at both Mead and Powell. After we get the boat, it'll be booked!!!
Have a great time at Mead! Sounds like a blast!