Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dear California,

Please do not be surprised if we NEVER LEAVE.

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that THIS is a 15 min drive from our door step.
And it's only 15 min's because you are going 25 miles an hour along a gravel road on the side of a mountain:


4.5 miles.

(a few have asked...the Aunt Sarah is just amazing like that - she is an artist.  I haven't asked her but I guarantee you she just made it up after she saw something like it.  I know they are made from t-shirts and there are three lines sewn around the edges of the rectangle and then she just cut and the handles are tied on from strips of the same t-shirt....hope that helps!?)

so, we didn't bring any swimming stuff thinking that the water was going to be too cold.
it is melted snow after all.
but alas, it was just cold and way too tempting.
daddy was the first to just jump in, clothes and all:

and he started a trend that lasted two more hours

 do you see why I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around this?


 the water was COLD but the rocks were WARM!!!

no adventure with this family is complete unless we find every creepy living creature known to that area:


more creepy creatures

 dryin' off NorCali' style.

the only only only bad part?
now the girls KNOW it's there.
now I know it's there.
we may never get anything done other than this.



Missy said...

Ah! This looks identical to where we went camping with friends while we lived there! I just had Isaak come in and we think it's close to the same spot. Too bad all my pics from those years are packed away so I can't compare scenery!

And love the last pic of Snora sprawled out on the rock up there! Awesome.

And yes, majestic. California is my favorite state as far as landscape. I've never been anywhere else in the U.S. quite like it. Can't believe that is 4.5 miles from your house! Gah!

Beckysblog said...

officially VERY jealous.

Bekah Boo said...

i am dying...
like... dying.
so excited to see you!!

Cooking with Phlip said...

I'm home getting home sick????