We are a camping fiends! That seems to be our flavor of the summer. Adam and I needed a break from life so took time off work and said, "SAYONARA Boise, we are outta here!" So we did what any fun-loving people would do. We spent the weekend in Cascade with the 2 best people you ever did meet, Ashley and Nathan Leavitt and their dog Duke. Let me introduce you: (Nate, I love this picture and makes me laugh... sorry I put it on the world wide web.) SUPER FUN! One of fun-filled adventures was when we went and did the river kayaks up at North Shore Beach in McCall. We took our furry companions and rented 2 doubles and took off for the afternoon. Duke had such a blast walking all over the kayak-he has impeccable balance! Jack just thought it was the most exciting thing ever! The thing is he doesn't know he is little yet... but Jack did so good! He was pooped by the end of the extrusion and just took a siesta on my lap and then in the shade of the kayak. One of our hilarious stories comes with what started out as a race between our two boats. In this river there are fallen trees which then lead to fallen tree stumps. Adam and I dodged around a set of two right next to each other, but our fearless compadres decided to sneak through them... well they missed. This is the outcome: They got lodged on top of it! SOOO FUNNY!!! We played on the beach and got Duke to FINALLY swim! Although he need a little leverage but we won't talk about that it's a family secret we will use on all our children... right Ash? ;)
Between dirt for a campsite, 2 trees as shade, Ice Cream Alley, watching the dogs chase after the laser pointer, deflating air mattresses, back lighting in our tents, games all night, dirt, s'mores and campfires, I don't know if we could had any more excitement. Thanks to Nate and Ashley for not only putting up with us but also being our almost unbelievably-IDENTICAL-personality-matching friends :) We lub you guys!