Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bear Lake, Idaho

We just got back from our vacation to Bear Lake. I have to say that it was probably one of my favorite vacations ever! I grew up going to Bear Lake every summer as a child so I was very excited to take my kids there. My grandparents bought a cabin there in 1950 and we are so lucky to be able to go there. It's just a little small town with lots of wide open space. It was so nice to just go and be together. My parents, my brother Mark and his family and my brother Jim and his family also came. We were sad that my brother Greg and his family couldn't make it but hopefully next year! We went out on my parents boat almost every day and the kids loved that (the water was too cold for me!). One day some of us went to Minnetonka cave. I think Justin was a little scared because he wouldn't let us put him down the whole way. It was quite the work out having to hold him because there were 888 stairs to climb and we walked over a mile round trip. Luckily, Dave carried him on the really strenuous parts! On Fourth of July we went to a parade and the kids loved it! Each float threw out candy and the kids were loaded by the end of it. The best part is that we didn't even have to go anywhere to watch fireworks. The cabin two houses up from us put on a huge fireworks show two nights in a row and I don't mean the ones that just stay on the ground. They were just like if you were to go to the display here. Apparently it's some famous ex-football player named Merlin Olson and he does it every year. Lucky for us! One of my favorite parts was going to LeBeaus (the local food place) for raspberry shakes. They are the best and I am really going through withdrawals not being able to get one. The problem is that I now have to lose the weight that I put on while I was up there because I definitely had one too many shakes! I am counting down the days until we can go again next summer!

Justin at the beach

Random shot of the cabin

Justin, Robyn and their cousin Sydney playing at the beach

These two pictures are from inside the cave

The kids in their Fourth of July outfits
Isabelle at the parade


Joe and Melissa Vega said...

Love your new family pic. Looks like you guys had a fun trip!

Lindsay said...
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Lindsay said...

Sorry my first post first post got messed up. That's what I get for blogging late at night after work. Anyways, I'm glad you got to take your kids to Bear Lake. I remember you talking about it occasionally back in the day. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I miss hanging out with your family for random holidays.

Maylene said...

I miss Bear Lake too! It was so much fun and I sure could use a raspberry milkshake today. Obviously I am feeling better today because I feel like eating everything. Just a side totally inspired me when we stopped in St. George and I can't wait to go back up there and hit all those home decor stores. I have all these ideas or things I need to hunt for.

Linda said...

You were totally in my neck of the woods! I grew up in Benson - right where Kartchner Caverns is and I was in the same ward with the Kartchner's who owned the property at the time it was discovered. Isn't it cool?? Did Dave love it?? Cute pictures!

Nutts said...

I want a cabin to escape to! Good times, Good times.

Andrew & Tara said...

How fun! Summer's are the best! Looks like you guys had tons of fun. I've never been to Kartchner caverns, I have always wanted to go though. btw, you look awesome!