Friday, June 11, 2010

Bear Lake

Last weekend my little family and I headed to Bear Lake. I love Bear Lake, I went with my family every summer growing up. This was the first time camping on our own, and without my parents. We have been having lots of fun dutch oven cooking at home, so we already knew how we would be doing most our cooking. We purchased a camp stove (which is great for emergency preparedness) and a few extra sleeping bags, and we were set! We camped at the Rendezvous Camp ground and there were about 30 campsites, and only 3 were occupied. It was so quiet and my kids got to explore and walk around all the campsites. They loved it! On Sunday we went to the Beach and were only planning on playing in the sand, the water was super cold. Cassidy and I didn't even wear our swimsuits. The sand was fun, but eventually the girls had to make motes around their castles, so they needed water. So Tanner followed, and ended up in the water. But the shallow part wasn't too cold, so the kids all got in the water and played. They loved it!! Back at our campsite, we had a visitor a few times a day. A rabbit! Of course, we can't go anywhere without some little creature, and my kids trying to catch it. Cassidy and the kids also found a baby bunny and followed it home. He lived in a hollowed out log that had fallen over. We didn't let the kids get too close to the rabbit's because they were wild. The kids didn't mind just watching and following them. Other than a wild wind storm that passed through, the weather was wonderful! My neighbor taught us a new way to make smores. 2 striped fudge cookies and a roasted marshmellows in the middle. My kids love them! We have a fire pit in our backyard, and try and make the kids smores with graham crackers and Hershey's, it's a mess and the kids don't eat them. So we are so happy to have discovered this new way to make them. The wind storm hit as we were making the smores, luckily we were able to roast the marshmellows and eat them in the tent. Aniston's birthday was Monday June 7th, so on Sunday (right before the smores and the windstorm) Cassidy made her a dutch oven cake with cherries. It was yummy!! The kids didn't eat much of it, but Cassidy and I sure did enjoy it!
I love my little campers, we had so much fun and I am looking forward to when we get to go back.

The day we came home was Aniston's birthday, so we took her to Boondocks. They give a $25 gift card to the birthday person. it's good for 4 attractions and $5 game play. All you need to do is register online or show your birth certificate to prove it's your birthday. It was a lot of fun.

And the day after that we went to the Zoo. It was a great day to go! We finally spotted the Iguana in the Snake house. We have been going to the Zoo for years, and have never seen it. And the 3 tiger cubs (they are huge) Were playing in the water and were so active. I can't wait for 2012, when they have the Rocky Shores exhibit open. They will have seals and Polar Bears (MY FAV)!! It has been a great start to summer at the Keyes house! Can't wait for more fun!!


Samantha said...

Looks like lots of fun. Cute kids and cute pics!

Scott and Karin said...

Bear Lake! We need to that, too! It looks like so much fun.

shellster2002 said...

Your trips look like they are a blast.
Kids are awesome..........