Friday, 3 July 2015

Loving Lake Life

Last weekend was crazy hot in Calgary and really, we are just not used to it being that hot.  I am a wimp when it comes to heat unless I am somewhere tropical or something.  We had planned on hanging around Calgary for the weekend since we were going camping on Wednesday but when Greg saw how warm it would be, he googled lake campgrounds without reservations and we found this one.  It’s about 2.5 hours south of Calgary and it was perfect.
This was my view for the majority of the weekend.  There was no sand which was fine by me since I hate hate hate hate sand but I thought the girls would be sad since they love sand castles but it was never even mentioned once.  
Jumping off the dock for the first time.  Finley was scared at first but was soon obsessed.  Penelope would run like she was gonna jump off but never did.  Greg got her to jump once holding his hand but she refused to do it again.  This kid has absolutely no fear in any other area of life but this is one thing that scares her.
Looking for minnows.  There were a few.  Along with a lot of butterflies and dragonflies and horseflies.  FLIES EVERYWHERE!!!
My Friday afternoon selfie.  It was sooooo hot.  
Playing with some older kids and taking turns jumping off.
Saturday morning, we drove into Pincher Creek to buy a boat and replenish some supplies and more alcohol.  It was hot, it tasted good haha.  The boat seemed like a great idea…..
but the girls fought the whole time.  Penelope wouldn’t even try to paddle and Finley only paddled in one direction which made Penelope angry.  Eventually Greg took them both out and pulled them around one at a time.
Catching some rays…..
Penelope spent a lot of time using the paddle to search for treasure because she was a pirate.
And watering seaweed and dumping pails of water on her daddy and sister.  It’s a good thing she’s cute.
The mountain from the dock.  Such a great weekend getaway.  
One last jump in.
Penelope’s goal this summer is to be as good a marshmallow roaster as her daddy.  Friday didn’t go so well for her and she was very upset.  Greg tried to explain to her that it took him like 10 years to perfect it but it didn’t make her any happier.  However, on Saturday she seemed to get one really perfect marshmallow and that made her very happy.
Our fire was awesome on Saturday night.  The wood was so dry that it started nicely and kept going and going and going.  The girls and I were actually in bed long before this fire went out.
On our way home we stopped at Marv’s Classic Soda Shop.  It had been on our list to try out for years and it finally worked out.  Such a great place.  The food isn’t that great but the ice cream sodas, the atmosphere and the music was fantastic.  We can’t wait to go back again.
Penelope loved the juke box and old school music.  She was dancing away and making all the customers giggle.  It was the perfect way to end a perfect weekend.

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