I might enter this picture into the county fair coming up. What do you think?
With Kota working this summer we didn't really have a chance to go on vacation. So instead of going far away, we went to Lake Hope State Park. We set up camp and enjoyed relaxing and camp food.
Saturday morning we woke up bright and early in camp, and decided to do a polar bear swim. It really wasn't to polar, it was more like bath water and actually quite pleasant. The lake was beautiful. Had we been in Minnesota we would have enjoyed the loons, instead we saw a blue heron fly in. We were the only swimmers at that hour and it was nice.
The campground we stayed at had a nature center that had events planned for the day. They were showing how to flint knap. Or make arrowheads, spears, etc from flint. The boys sat and watched for a couple of hours. They ended up buying a couple of the tools and are going to learn how to do this on their own.
This is the reason to go camping for me...tinfoil dinners. I love them. Then we sat around the campfire and enjoyed some marshmellows. Simple, quiet, just what I needed.
Before we got to Lake Hope we stopped by our friends the Spellman's since we were in their neck of the woods. They took the kids down the hill to do some target shooting. Kayla found out she really likes to shoot a pistol.
I think that is where I draw the line. I don't want a pistol in the house. I really don't care if we have the shotguns in the house, but the pistols seem to extreme. I don't know, maybe I'm just too over protective, but I had a cousin die in high school because of a gun shot accident...