Holy bajeezus! How is it already mid-July?
Ian and I have had a super busy couple of weekends and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. I’m good with it — summer is my most favorite season of all and I can’t get enough of the long days + fresh air!
The past few weekends we’ve headed up to Lake McConaughy in Nebraska to do some boating, playing and relaxing!
The lake if fairly big (100 miles of shoreline) and only about a 3 hour drive from Denver. There’s plenty of campsites (and sometimes beach sites depending on the water level) and cabins available for weekend playtime! Our family owns two cabins, so we try to make it up there about every other week during the summer.
At Lake Mac, you never quite know what the beach situation is going to be like. Last year there was plenty of beach and we had to take Ian’s Jeep Wrangler in order to access the water without getting stuck in the soft sand. This year, however, the lake is at 98% capacity and the sand is practically non-existent.
With no beach days among us, we had to get creative in our activities. Thus, slip & slide flip cup was brought out! We laid two tarps together and doused them with dish soap and the house. Guys on one side, girls on the other. Our teams of 7 had to slide across the tarps, chug a little bit o’ beer and then flip the cup. Once the cup lands, the next person on the team could slide!
We aren’t the classiest family, but we sure are fun. 🙂
Although Lake McConaughy will forever be my favorite place (even though I lost my favorite sandals in the mud one year as a kid. THE BEADS! They changed colors in the sun! I forgive you, mud), mosquitos will forever be my least favorite bug.
But seriously. We all got eaten ALIVE last weekend and I know currently have a few scabs covering my legs from itching them so bad. I’d clearly love to forgo the mosquitos next time, but summer so far has been a blast!
As for this weekend, we’re heading up to Piney Lake to do some camping and hiking with our friends for our anniversary! Let’s hope the bugs stay home.