Hi there! How are you all doing? It's been a little while since my last post so I thought I'd hop on and catch up. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here but the past couple of days have been sooo hot that we are either spending the days by the pool or inside where the air conditioning is. I hope you are all staying as cool as you can wherever you are!
We went away over the 4th and enjoyed some time with family. My grandparents have a home up in the northern part of Maine and we were all able to go up and spend the holiday with them. Growing up it was just a camp...no running water and no electricity. Because it was just a camp it was only used in the summer time and then closed up for winter. Every year we would go up over the 4th and spend our time there. Lots of great memories! After many years of going up in the summer my grandparents decided to make it a year round home. They remodeled it completely and lived there year round for many, many years. Now that they are older and have health problems they are back to using it just in the summer again.
I thought I'd share a few pictures from our weekend...
The kiddos enjoying some time by the shore!
The first thing in the morning the water is always so calm and peaceful. The only thing you can hear are the loons. Just behind the chair on the left you can see an area of dirt. Underneath that was dinner for that evening....bean hole beans!! YUM!
Whitewater rafting is HUGE up where we stayed. HUGE!! My cousin and her husband are both whitewater rafting guides and asked Kacey if she wanted to go with them on Sunday, the 4th of July. She said she did. I don't know how many times I asked her if she was sure...I was a bit nervous about her going but completely trusted Sara & Josh. In order for us to see her go down the rapids we had to walk to a certain spot on the river which was a bit trecherous. Through the woods, uphill, downhill, muddy, buggy and then a steep walk down some rocks to get to the point where she would be going by. They told us a rough time, about 11:30-12:00, that they should be passing that area. We were told that it was about 3/4 of a mile walk in so we left around 10:30 thinking that would give us plenty of time. Unfortunately, because of how rough the trail was it took us much longer than we had planned and missed Kace going by. I was so upset but we'll know for next time to give ourselves more time or maybe take another trail...one not so rough. We did get to see a video of her once we got back to the rafting company. She did SO good! So very proud of her for wanting to try it! Much braver than her Mom, that's for sure! She said she almost fell out once...she flew up in the air and landed in the middle of the raft on her knees! Phew!
We were able to snap some shots of other rafters coming down the river and this is by far my favorite. This gentleman must have been in his 70's. Just seeing him and the flag waving behind him brought tears to my eyes!!
A couple more groups coming down.
Kacey asked me if I'd go with her next time and I told her I would if she wanted me to. But looking at this picture makes me want to rethink my answer!
On our way back home...Murphy was exhausted! There were 4 other dogs at camp with us and he had a ball with them! The minute we put him in the truck for the long ride home this is where he stayed!