Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Lake Shasta, The Beautiful

IMG_3169-1Shirt on sale here, Swimsuit from here and here

Happy Wednesday, everyone! As I alluded to in Monday’s post, we were on beautiful Lake Shasta with family all weekend, and oh what a wonderful memory it will always be. The lake was absolutely pristine and gorgeous… smooth, sea green, and glittering water surrounded by beautiful pine forests and mountains. It was cool in the mornings and warmed up to the 90’s during the day… perfect for laying out on the top deck of the houseboat, floating along in a tube on the lake, or almost dying on a jet ski riding on a jet ski with your husband who likes to purposely go too fast and jump waves and almost give his wife a heart attack. Not that that happened. 

The funny thing about vacation is that it’s almost always a little bit stressful. Traveling itself is kind of awful most of the time, what with the mouth breathers who didn’t brush their teeth that morning sitting right beside you on the plane, or the kid kicking you in the back every two minutes for hours at a time, or the flight delays and other things. I think Matthew and I have yet to take a trip during which we didn’t want to murder each other at one point or another, or from which we came home saying “ahhh… I feel more relaxed and stress free than ever before.” But that’s not really always the point, is it? It’s an absolute privilege to spend time with each other and family, making memories and seeing beautiful places on this Earth you might have never seen before.  The ability to travel is, I think, one of the #1 things that drives me and my husband to succeed in our respective endeavors. What a beautiful world we live in, and what a shame it would be to not really see it. 

Anyway, enough of my rambling for now. Here are a few more photos from the trip… more coming tomorrow!

storyboardtest001the above left wasn’t our houseboat… ours was two stories. But this one was cool too! :)

IMG_2796-1 IMG_2811-1MIL :)

storyboardtest003 FIL… and our ship’s captain :)

IMG_2791-1IMG_2875-2 Matthew and nephew

IMG_2854-1SIL Kelsey and other nephew


The before… as I told Matthew I didn’t want to get my hair wet…IMG_2889-1

The after… IMG_2897-1-2IMG_3052-1IMG_3048-1

Sorry to blind you with my whiteness in that last picture. And FYI, that whiteness is now redness. Ouch.  Check back tomorrow for more fun photos at the lake. :)

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