This last week we went on a family camping trip, just the 4 of us. We had a full 5 days of fun together, enjoying the time free of distractions that come up at home. We didn't go far from home, Lake Bemidji State Park. We were very impressed with their facilities, everything was very clean, no bugs, and a new playground thanks to community donations. The lake itself is much smaller then what we're used to, and the fishing was absolutely horrible, but that's okay we're use to good ol' LOW. A few memorable moments for me were; listening to the guy in the site next to us snore, (I swear it sounded like he was right outside our tent), finding out that a cot isn't quite as comfortable when you're 6 1/2 months pregnant, and having to get up every TWO hours to use the bathroom. Okay, so I have better memories then that, but seriously-camping pregnant is MUCH different.
We had gorgeous weather most of the time which meant lots of hours in the boat attempting to catch fish. Paige and I gave up after the first day and decided the beach and Target was much more enjoyable. The beach there was so kid friendly, very shallow for a long way out so I didn't have to worry about the kids as much. And there were NO black flies or mosquitoes at the beach, a huge plus in my book. One particularly beautiful evening we took the boat across the lake and docked it at Paul Bunyan park in downtown Bemidji while we walked and found ice cream. That night was definitely a highlight for all of us. We did get rained out twice but it worked out nice as we had a good excuse to go into town for Fathers Day supper and another day to check out the library.
After 5 days though, we were ready to come home. The kids had had enough of the playground and beach, I was ready for my bed and shower (one where the hot water wouldn't run out), and Jerem was ready for me to resume cooking duties.
What a nice way to spend a week though. Watch for pictures, I'll start posting them tomorrow.