A last minute camping trip was added to the kids agenda for the end of July. Ryder and Mazie's grandparents invited all three kiddos to join them for some camping and boating at Lake Roosevelt (Eastern Wa.). Last Sunday we packed up the boys and sent them on their way with the Grandparents. Mazie stayed with T and I since she was suppose to attend a Kindergarten Readiness class for a few days. After she did 3 out of the 4 days of class the plan was to take her to the Lake and pick up Isaiah... Do the ol' kiddo switch-a-roo! Since it was his last week with us before he went back to TN, we wanted him to come back early.
The class for Mazie only worked out for one day... Long story!
|A view of Soap Lake... From the road.|
We left early cause we were trying to make it to the campground before they all headed out on the boat for the day. Due to my many years of previous experience at Lake Roosevelt the day goes something like this... Get up eat breakfast, pack a lunch, load up the boat and head out for the day and come back to camp for dinner.
Mazie and I were cruising!
|This is pretty much all we saw after we passed over the Mountains.|
|Not liking the country music so much.lol|
I love driving through Eastern Washington and seeing all the crop fields, cattle ranches and canyons. Its hard to believe we were still in the same evergreen state.lol
|My favorite view of Lake Roosevelt from the top of the hill.|
|Keller Ferry Campground. Lake Roosevelt-2011|
|A veiw of the camp site from the beach/play area.|
|Mazie's fence building skills in action.|
|Mazie and Mommy working on our tan and painting our nails.|
|Isaiah and Ryder~ Lake Roosevelt~2011|
After the boys showed me their swimming skills (they swam to the dock) it was time to gather Isaiah things. It was a hard good bye since the kids weren't going to see each other until DECEMBER... Ryder and Isaiah have a special bond... They are best friends and can't wait to someday be step-brothers... That is another subject these two and Mazie like to talk about with T and I.lol
*See I am not the only one ready for the next step in the adventure of life.*
|On the road again....|
I am so happy we got to spend that special time together and I will treasure it dearly for always.
We made it back home after another five hour drive... In one day I managed to drive a total of 10 hours, and went through two tanks of gas in the Jeep. Mazie and Isaiah were worth it and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. As long as they had fun and made good memories, I am always down for a road trip.
We had a jam packed busy fun schedule for the month of July and I am sad to see it come to an end.