It’s hard to believe that we are on this end of our trip already. Time did it’s funny thing again, and what hours could feel long also felt super short … making it seem like we had full days and yet our week flew by!
Being 6.5 months preggers this time(!!), having the boys a year older and wilder, and camping at a new campground gave some different elements to the trip. We could never replicate what last year’s trip brought, and there were definitely pros and cons to each experience (i.e. we had power this year and more room to roam right off of our site but not the 10sec walk down to the lake like last year…). But, for where we were at this year … it was absolutely perfect.
Some favorite highlights … one. A new pizza joint opened up in downtown Sandpoint, and I swear, they serve some of THE best hawaiian pizza. Ever. We went a few times because it was so good! two. One day, we rented a pontoon boat and it, by far, was my most favorite day. The weather was gorgeous, the water was glass, our views were beautiful, the boys were so happy and well behaved – seriously, so great. How the kids were so comfortable (and excited!) being on open water made me beam. three. Our campground this year had a great park and bike paths to rip around on. Unless we were looking for a serious bike ride, to putz on the paths gave us no reason to take our bikes elsewhere. four. Having the time to actually meditate about the blessings in my life was a gift in itself. It’s so easy to get caught up with every day life and miss the fact that “every day life” is so rich and full of things to be grateful for. five. We unexpectedly had to make a midnight move (as Matt’s family would call it!) and come home earlier than what we had planned. We left around 8:30pm one night and got home around 3:3oam the next morning. What could’ve been something dreaded turned into a perfect time for Matt and I connect and just talk. With the kids fast asleep and nothing else on the agenda, we could chat chat chat and I feel so blessed we had that time together. It capped the trip perfectly.
Mosquito bites aside (they really got me good this year), it was again, such a sweet time as a family to get away. With book reading, star gazing, “dragon” hunting, nature journaling, window shopping, cattail searching, beaching and swimming, ice cream eating, bike riding, late-night chatting … sigh … it was like pressing a reset button as we dove into this time warp of concentrated family time. An absolutely precious time that I will once again, hold dear with the fondest of memories.
Now, onto some pictures …