Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Alder Lake

We had a great weekend at the lake with the Pines. We got up there around 5pm and got our boats in the water and headed off across the lake. It was beautiful; the lake is emerald green and clear. When we got to the camp site we climbed up the hill and just took it all in, I loved the view. We started setting up the tent and it started sprinkling, so we hurried and got our stuff out of the boats and got camp set up. The kids were running everywhere and having fun even with the rain. We built a great fire and roasted marshmallows after the kiddos were in bed…he he what they won't know won't hurt them. While sitting around the fire we heard a strange noise and still are wondering if it wasn't bobcat cubs or something. The next morning was a bit chilly but we still had fun. Kirstin, Shiree, Britt and I decided to jump off the cliff into the lake. I was scared but I did it! As I was falling I keep wondering how much further until I hit the water because it doesn't look that far. I did close my eyes until I got under water. It was cool looking up while under water. We went on a boat ride around the lake and Alexis loved it, she just smiled the whole time. Britt even took her out alone and I took a picture, she is just so relaxed. That night around the fire we heard an owl and it just keep hooting, the kids thought that was really neat. Monday we went to the other end of the lake, it is huge. The guys went fishing and caught a kokanee salmon; I don't know how they are spelled. We packed up and got home around 7:30pm. Alexis and Kaydin played until we put them to bed, they were so very cute. We caught them a few times out at the cliff counting 1, 2, 3, 4…I wonder if they would have really jumped if we hadn't made them come back? Anyways they had their life jackets on for most up the trip just in case they wandered and got in the water since it was so deep and it was not gradual either. We will be going back to this lake…we just need to get a boat of our own for next summer. The lake was warmer then most around here too, we would have let the kids swim but with the wind we were shivering violently just trying to get to the fire. Once by the fire, we had it roaring, we were fine. So Alder lake camping might just become a family tradition. Thanks Keven and Shiree for a fun weekend.

2 lil' notes:

leslie mae said...

OH My Goodness!!! That sounds like my kind of camping trip!!! I want to see some pictures though!!! Glad you had such a fun weekend!

shiree said...

Just want to tell you guys that we appreciate your friendship and spending time with your family.trips like these will forever be imprinted into our memories. you guys are a truly wonderful family and the pine family will be looking forward to camp with the Bergman family any chance we get, minus the dog PS sorry about Rudy's tail love the pines oh ya next time maybe Britt and I could fish a little longer . and I promise I wont tell Britt how to real in a fish again.