Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Adventures With the Cousins

Last weekend we couldn't help ourselves; we had so much fun at Wilson Lake the weekend before that we drove up to Lake Almanor this time!
















Packing folding chairs, peanut butter, and the Tims Jalapeno potato chips, we found a quiet spot in the shade...





























...to enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch the children play.










































The weather was a bit warmer this time and the sun made it's mark on anyone venturing out of the deep coolness under the trees!
The children sure got a kick out of playing in the water; it just happened that the shoreline was extremely mucky with algae so they were in greater need of a bath AFTER they played in the lake than before:-P
































Uncle Char brought an inflatable thingy...
















We couldn't decide if it was a raft, a canoe, or a kayak, so we dubbed it the "Kayraftoo".












Whatever it was, it's lack of identity did in no way deter the little ones from each catching a ride with the infamous Uncle Char!



























It was good entertainment too, for we land lubbers to watch Uncle Charlie attempt to instruct his young "crew" how to paddle. Suffice to say, they didn't leave the shoreline, and I suspect Char suffered some sea-sickness;-)












We culminated our day with dinner in Chester at The Pizza Factory, you know: "We Toss 'Em - They're Awesome"

A sort of traditional ending to a day in the Summer sun at Lake Almanor. More wonderfully delightful memories, and a million things to be thankful for!

3 comments:

princessmama said...

Sounds like so much fun! :-) We tried to plan a trip to the smith river this weekend with various parts of our fam but they all had holiday weekend plans already--go figure, lol.

My computer wouldn't let me see any blogs but my own for a few days. I could view and even post on my own blog, and do other internet things like the library, bank, and signing up for swimming lessons. Just no blogs. I've been enjoying catching up with you :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving encouraging words. I am so very grateful!! :-)

Momma Bug said...

I'm so glad you're my friend Sarah:-)
I hope we can catch up in this life, but if not... I hope you'll have "time" for me after that!!

Love you,
-me

Lady Jess said...

Oh, boy. Fun in the sun!