Sun & Bears


After a cold, wet camping trip Memorial Day weekend...

we are more than happy to see the sun again! 

{The only warm thing we had that last weekend in May was Krispy Kreme's on the way home!}

{You Betcha}
So, when my fun friend Heather called last Monday morning and said that she had an adventure for us I was quite curious to hear what she had up her sleeve. 

A week a Bear Lake?!  Yep...she knew we'd be up for it!:) 

The forcast was great and I was packed and ready to go in about 45 mintues.  Not much could keep us from that Mediterranean blue lake water...not even play groups, swimming lessons, or lunch dates could stand in our way!

Getting away from the usual routine is so healthy...don't you think? I love that I can focus more on just being with and loving the boys.  Okay, not that we don't have our moments, but we worked out our little issues {like wearing swim diapers and not throwing rocks at eachother} and hunkered down for a good time.

{Wild Times}
Bear Lake is actually partially in Utah and partially in Idaho, but miles from a Redbox or Happy Meal.  I've never been to a place quite like it. 

The water is super shallow for at least a hundred yards out and so they pull the boats and other water toys out by tractor...

You really have to watch for deer, moose, or cows crossing the road, and you'd better not be in a hurry...they sure aren't.;)

Cave exploring is fun tourist attraction.  These natural limestone creations were straight out a gnome and troll movie. 

Water always seem to be a main attraction for our crew...

But if you ask Ethan, driving the 4 man bike wasn't far behind!

And who wouldn't love it if their mom pedaled the beast around! 

Bear Lake doesn't have a shortage of sand...whether its at the beach or park.

Jumping was also a great attraction!  The KOA charges $3/kid per day for anyone to jump...even if you aren't staying there. 

As you can see, Aidan loved to watch his reflection as he jumped.  The funny thing is that his body is in almost the exact some position when he is in the air as he when he is on the tramp! 

Just hanging back at the condo was alot of fun too...Ethan and I both "cheered" to Captain Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl as we drank from these wine glasses.  

Aidan made his own fun by pulling up a kitchen chair and watching his train show {the lamest show on earth} while playing with his trains...

All three of us slept together in a king size bed at the end of each fun-packed day.

Yes, we slept hard.

{Pirate Problem}
The only real issue we had on the trip was concerning pirates. You may also have this problem if you have little matey's running around your place.  But if not, you might want to be on the look out.  Pirates have been lurking around us for quite some time now, and they aren't joking around...

Even aunt Diane came up for a night and tried to help tame one, but these guys were really meant business.

{Great Times}
Heather--I know you will read this at some point and I have to thank-you again for thinking of us.  We had a super great time. 

{Heading out}
For those that look forward to our annual Oregon expedition we'll be heading out at the end of the week.   Blogging may be a bit more sparce, but you know I won't leave you hanging.  Well, for too long anyway.

In the mean time you can make 4th of July trifles.  Its worth practicing this recipe several times...if you know what I mean.;) 

Hope your summer is full of adventure and fun! 


angela said...

I'm sure you don't know me, but I found your blog through Tanya and have enjoyed reading it for some time now. Anyway, we're taking a trip up to the Oregon coast, and I know nothing about anything anywhere. My sis-in-law has a rough itinerary for us, but I wanted to get your input as to whether there is anything that we absolutely MUST do while we're there. Feel free to e-mail me at theredgel{at}yahoo{dot}com if you have a few minutes before you leave. Thanks!!

Arya said...

Bear Lake is such a wonderful spot...your pictures remind me of the many reunions we have had there and the worst sunburn of my life from floating in a tube too long...LOL

Looks like you guys had a blast!!

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