Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Whiskeytown Lake

OK, so as I mentioned we spent last week at the most beautiful lake known to man...OK, maybe it's just the best lake that I know of, but still. It's located in Northern California just outside Redding and is well worth the 12 hour drive from Utah. My family has been going there every year for a long time and this year was no exception.

Usually, we spend most of the day swimming in the lake and soaking up the sun since it can get very hot there...we're talking in the hundreds. However, since we went earlier this year--June rather that July or August--the weather wasn't as hot and the lake was still pretty cold. That didn't stop us from jumping in and freezing our rear ends off, though! However, since it was so cold, we had to improvise and find a way to give Chloe a warm bath. We filled up her floaty with warm water and she had a great time. She loved it!

Chloe's favorite activity this year was jumping off every rock she could find. She loves to climb up things and then jump off. I call her my little monkey. She also spent a good amount of time on the hammock with dad or looking for wild animals. One day, she found an acorn on the ground and my mom told her that is what the animals eat. After that, she wouldn't let any of the other children pick them up because they were for the animals. If she would see a squirrel or deer, she would pick one up and try to throw it to the animal to see if they would eat it.

We always do the traditional camping activities; namely games, s'mores, camp fires, walks, relaxing, etc. Chloe especially loved it when we made s'mores. She would take the whole marshmallow and shove it into her mouth!

We all had a great time and are already looking forward to next year's trip. To try and make it easier on Chloe (and us...she cried or whined most of the drive there), we decided to drive trough the night. Aaron was a trooper and drove all but the last two hours. I took over once it got light having slept while he was driving and we arrived home at 7:30 a.m. in morning. We've still trying to catch up on our sleep!

1 comment:

Tawna said...

Looks like so much fun. Oh wait! I know that it is always fun. :) Jealous that I wasn't able to be there, but so glad that you guys were able to make it and had a blast. Next year!!!

Chloe is just such a cute and happy little girl! I love her adorable cheesy grins. She must take after her Aunt, who doesn't seem to like making normal faces in any picture. ;)

Love you!