Sorry for the lag in postings! We have been very busy, so I have a lot to post about. I will try to do one every other day or so and get caught up. So, keep checking in and reading.
The weekend before school started we went camping at Shaver Lake with the Climers. We had never been to Shaver before so it was a new experience for all of us! It was a quick, 3 hour drive up to Shaver from Paso.
We decided to stay at Camp Edison. We were all very impressed with the campground. It is huge, very clean and well kept up, lots of sites were right on the lake (although not ours). Our site was very private as we had huge boulders on one side that the kids loved to climb all over and ride their bikes down. There were camp hosts that went around in the evenings and asked people to quiet down (yes, we got warned...) so it was not a loud, party atmosphere at all.
We spent our first full day hanging out by the water. Unfortunately, the weather had just cooled off after a heat spell so it was very chilly and windy that day. None the less, the kids were in the water, swimming and playing around. Ryan, Jenn and Jim took the jet skis out but were all frozen upon returning so I opted out of doing that! We roasted lots of marshmallows and ate lots of s'mores! That is my favorite part of camping.
We had so much fun at Shaver that we can't wait to go back! We already picked out the spot we are going to reserve for next year (right on the water!).
Here are some photos from the trip. Enjoy and please leave comments!