Once again, it's time for the annual Bear Lake Family Reunion. Since Liam had to work, it was only Tomas, Katie, and I. We took the typical route up through Evanston. As we passed through the small town of Randolph, I noticed that after many years of making this trip, the Wilford Woodruff home was open for tours. We decided to stop. Unfortunately, there's not a whole heck of a lot to see. All the stuff inside is not original to the cabin. The volunteer sitting at the table inside didn't seem to know very much about the home or even Wilford Woodruff, 4th president of the LDS Church. We learned more from reading the plaques. I still had several questions which I guess I'll research later on the internet. Anways, next time we drive through Randolph, we can say, "Been there, done that."
I brought my camera along with all kinds of good intentions. But, I didn't really take many pictures.
Here's a view of our group on the beach. Aunt Joyce's beach house is coming along nicely. It's the one on the right side of the photo with the lawn and green roof. We did the usual--spent a lot of time down at the beach, got caught up with what everyone's doing, played games, and watched an outdoor movie.
Katie and Tomas spent the better half of a morning building a sand castle. I helped a little with shell collection.
|I overheard Tomas tell Katie's cousin's wife he wanted to be an architect. I can see it.|
|I love this picture.|
Tomas then got to give Isaac a ride into shore.
Later, I took the kayak out. Jon and Nathan thought they would be funny and do a close drive by with the wave runner and splash me. However, the wave they created was so huge, I capsized. I was not that amused. I did get a little revenge the next day. I wanted to douse Jon with a bucket of water while he slept, but I decided that might be too mean, so I just threw a large bowl of water in his face as he came out of the condo. I also hid some dirty laundry left by a previous condo occupant in Jon's stuff. I wonder how long it will take for him to find it. I still don't think I've gotten totally even.
Here are Isaak, Nathan, and Tomas playing in the water.
Katie and I took the row boat out with Tomas, Isaac, and Nathan. I only had my 50mm prime lens so I couldn't zoom out any more, but I still like the photo. They're looking pretty cool.
|Their future's so bright...|
On our final day, we were just driving around exploring the tiny town of Garden City. We came upon a go-kart race track. Since we had some time to kill before lunch, Tomas and I decided to try it out.
|Here Tomas is swerving back and forth not letting anyone pass.|
|Tomas decided to be unconventional and get a root beer float instead of a shake. This looked really good to me. It's on my list for next year.|
|Katie went with the traditional raspberry shake and I had a chocolate raspberry.|