Well, that’s not technically true. Okay, it’s not true at all, but I’m tired and slightly punchy so we’ll stick to pictures and leave the dialogue for another day.
Let’s just walk on the ferry. There are enough children to carry all the gear, who needs a car.
The ferry ride was, as always, a great treat. Who can resist the cool breezes mingled with the smell of car exhaust. Mmmmm.
The girls find a table and hunker down.
We had one lone fisherman with us on the day’s journey. He was determined to catch some fish. Alas we spent most of our time at the beach with barely a fish in sight. His mama, however, caught a good piece of grass. She’s very talented.
Eli was poised and ready to bring home dinner but the biggest fish we saw was from the edge of the ferry. Sadly, those persnickety ferry workers wouldn’t let him cast off.
Once we were on the island, the brave and stalwart walked to the lake (a mile or so) while the caffeine deprived and 6 and under set drove, picking up mochas and lattes along the way. They may not have a grocery store on the island, but by golly there’s a coffee stand.
This playground was one of the big hits of the day. A slide in the middle of the lake – what a great idea.
There was time for reading.
And of course, plenty of sand play.
Julia’s little brother, Daniel, treated her to a fancy mud wrap, worthy of any high class spa. It took several dunks in the lake to fully exfoliate and rinse off. I’m sure she will find evidence of this wonderful mud therapy in her hair for days to come.
The older boys spent most of their time throwing each other off a floating dock at the far end of the swimming cove. Timothy managed to snag the boat for a little alone time, no doubt plotting revenge and a sneaky return to the dock.
Emma, Daniel and Allison chat about life while devouring a bag of pistachios.
And of course, the blog wouldn’t be complete without a picture of the wonderful mothers who made this awesome day happen.
Michelle, Nancy, Kirsten and Kathy – looking sun kissed after a day at the lake.
A lovely day of warm sunshine, cold water, plenty of food, laughter, and good conversation. Let’s do it again!!
Project 365 – Day 241