My wife, kids and I found ourselves with some much needed and wanted solitude this weekend. We were the only people on my wife’s parents lake lot. Everyone else was in town for the weekend. This has only happened one other time in the 15 years I’ve been with my wife. It’s rare. Very rare.
Getting to spend time at the lake with just my wife and kids was a really big deal for me. I enjoy time with them when we have no other people pulling at our attentions. It was such a relaxing time even though we were only gone from home for 27 hours. It felt like much more than that.
First off we had to take my wife’s Ford Escape out to the lake as my truck is having some old age issues and requires a new front hub! We were not sure that everything we needed to take out would fit but we managed and didn’t even have to use the roof bag! Although it was a tight squeeze to get it all in there.
Once we unpacked we decided a swim was in order but it turned out to be cooler than we hoped due to the heavy rainfall a couple days in a row before we arrived. The raft was also loaded with bird crap and we really didn’t feel like cleaning that off so our beach time was cut quite short. That’s ok we still had a lot of time to ourselves being the only ones out.
We bought a new BBQ for the lake and the afternoon was a great time to put it together so we could try it out at supper time. The price was right and it works fantastic. Even has a side burner. I was able to cook on it and keep some of the heat out of the trailer as a result! We’ve been wanting a new BBQ for the lake for a few years now and the time was right. My wife’s parents have one up on the deck but carrying your meat up there and then back down to eat once it’s cooked gets a bit tiresome after a while.
Can you believe this?! We each had our own side of the fire! No crowding no fighting the smoke! Each on a side. Oh man talk about bliss. There wasn’t even any wind to blow the smoke at any of us.
Smores for all! What is better than smores over the campfire? Nothing.
The morning before we left, the boy and I decided to do some fishing of the dock. Well, he stood in the boat and I got the dock. I’m very happy he is liking the whole fishing experience now. It’s a lot of fun.
As you can see by the photos below, it was catch and release only. They were way too small to keep but a lot of fun to catch. Maybe on our vacation we will find some big ones.