Saturday, August 24, 2013
I made everyone sit for the obligatory family shot. They were unimpressed because the sun was in their eyes.
We opted to take the trolley ride around the lake, where a park ranger told the history of the lake and how certain events changed the landscape. I'm all about sneaking educational tidbits into our vacations.
I'm not sure all the other people on the trolley were as enthusiastic about having us aboard. Excited kids who like to crack jokes aren't everyone's cup of tea. Luckily, the ranger was a former teacher, so he had the kids enthralled.
They even got to be the live-action demonstration of how a volcano blows up.
Gracie's attention span wasn't much for history, so she had fun finding the chalk in the gravel and hunting down dandelions. Luckily, there were lots of dandelions.
Friday, August 23, 2013
The boys had a project while they were there - building a picnic table. They got to sign their name beneath the seats. You're reading that right. Bayley signed his Mr. Awesomeness.
The folks moved the Skittles game up there. It cracked me up to see the kids playing the spinning top game we used to play on the dining room table
There seems to be a certain time that fishing works. And apparently anyone who gets in the way of said fishing time, is ruining fishing. I think the boys have realized the truth about fishing. It's not called catching. However, it's a great way to sit around and relax.
The boys were sure to show off their expert bacon making skills. I crack up every time I realize Boy Scouts has prepared my boys to make breakfast more than anything else.
Gracie loved it so much, she can't wait to go back.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I was excited to see the trails, Bayley was over it after our second stop. He wanted to get to the cabin. Now. Right now. There was a storm on the way and he wanted to fish before it started to rain.
I was fine with ignoring him. Though once I had to drive in the rain, I had to listen to how right he'd been. But I'm still glad we stopped and explored. It really broke up the trip.