We met at our campsite early Saturday afternoon. We camped at Ponderosa State Park near McCall, Idaho in the Peninsula Campground. It was a nice little campground and the area was beautiful. Joe and Lindsay have a little girl, Addison, that learned many bad habits I am sure from my children over the weekend!
Sorry, there are a ton of pictures, but I couldn't help it. It was so beautiful! After being gone from Oregon and Washington for so long, Utah is looking pretty dry. I loved all the trees and I loved seeing moss growing on all the trees again! It was so nice and green and lush!
Joe and Lindsay were great. They totally took care of the Cranes. They cooked, they cleaned, they let us use all their plates, cups, and dish soap! Actually, there is much more than that, but I don't want to mention how ill prepared or lazy we were!
This would be a great family picture if it were taken 15 minutes later when the sun had gone behind the mountain. Dang it!
Did I mention how pretty it was there?
The park has a few bike trails so Sunday morning we decided to head out on a bike ride. We weren't sure where we were headed, we had taken a look at the map and knew where the trails went, we just weren't sure which one we were going to take.
We made it to the overlook and there wasn't much to over look at. The trees were in the way! Our steep, long bike ride was a little anti-climatic!
This overlook made me a little nervous though, there was just a rock outcropping and then cliffs, and then the lake. Matt and Kendal sure liked to test my sanity!
Here is Kelsey and her dad on his new bike he got for Father's Day! He loved it by the way.
After our bike ride we decided to head to one of the beaches we saw on our way. Kelsey was brave with her swimming suit on while the rest of us hung back a little bit.
It didn't take long for me to realize it wasn't ice water and that Kendal needed her suit on or she would weigh 10 extra pounds with her wet sweater. So we played in the water for a few hours. It was so nice. I love the sound of the water. Matt said he wanted to move our tent to the beach so he could hear the water all night. I think it has been WAY too long since we have been to the ocean. What do you think?
A Sunday afternoon nap was needed after our bike ride and our swimming adventure. I borrowed my sister's DVD player so the girls could watch movies while we drove and it came in nice and handy for our "quiet time." It is amazing what force for good Dora the Explorer and Diego have on my Kendal!
Monday we headed into town to see the sites and see the shops. Lindsay is an antique girl and I love the quilt shops. Luckily we found one of each. Unfortunately though, my body wanted to get rid of every ounce of food or liquid in my body which was quite a bothersome time. To put it straightforward - I was sick sick sick. It was horrible actually. So I didn't get to spend much time in the cute little quilt and fabric store, but I did get a picture of a quilt that I might sign up for. It is a block of the month quilt. They send you everything for one block every month. I thought it was so cute!