Friday, September 06, 2013

Hayden Lake ID

All summer we had been waiting and looking forward to our Holiday with Nate and Tan and their kids. We rented out a cabin on Hayden Lake in Idaho. It was a really great week. Nate had just bought a new Sea-doo and they rented out a huge Pontoon boat. It was perfect. The Pontoon was awesome because we could all fit onto the boat at the same time, plus it had walls around the entire thing so the babies couldn't climb out. We spent the first four days of our trip boating. The kids went for tube ride after tube ride after tube ride. The bigger kids knee boarded and wake-boarded and skied I think. Gosh I can't even remember now! One day we happened upon a little sand bar to park our boat. As we were parking we realized there was going to be a big wake-boarding event that day. So we stuck around. The kids played on the sand and we made sure we had prime parking. The Sandbar was right beside a 7th Day Adventist camp and they seriously had so many fun water activities (fun playground stuff for the kids, a bouncy blob thing for the adults). It was probably the best day of the trip for me. We also spent a day at Silverwood Park - went on rides all afternoon and played in the water park. And then we spent one unfortunate day shopping. Looking back on it now we probably didn't need to shop at all. We have lots of great opportunities to shop the rest of the time...I don't want to waste anymore holidays shopping! But at least we got some back to school shipping done!

Some of my favourite things about the trip were:
1. boating every day
2.The 7th Day Adventist Camp
3. The big Roller coasters at Silverwood
4. The huge room the kids all slept in
5. Sunset rides
6. Boating to the restaurant on the lake and grabbing dessert
7. Giving Alexander his Birthday Presents (Lego of course)
8. Dutch Blitz games at night
9. Being so exhausted everyday from having sooo much fun
10. Canon ball contests in the middle of the lake at sunset

 Paige on the kneeboard - she only tried once and vowed to never do it again
Hailey on the knee Board - she gave it a few tries
holding the rope for the skiiers
Hailey, Paige and Hondro

On our way home we stopped in Sparwood for some classic pictures in the wheels of the huge mining truck

And some rolling down the hill - lol

And the very best part of the trip? The company!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Count us in for the next Hayden Lake trip!
Love, G-Ma and G-Pa