On Monday the kids were back out at the lake and in addition to the usual swimming and shore playing, they got to go out on the inaugural ride with the GTX inflatable, known as Big Mama. Here are Maddie and Will with Ashton.
One of the uncles (Noah, here) pulls the boat around as fast and wild as they can until you're clinging for dear life. Ashton reached up to get something and he was flipped out into the lake. He seemed to take it in stride whereas my children would have been scarred by it. Rob took me out for a canoe ride and then Rob, Maddie, Saydi and I went for a swim out to the buoy. It was such a lovely temperature. We had lunch and packed up and cleaned up and said goodbye to the Shumways and started our trip home. This time I wanted to come back through Logan. It was a gorgeous drive through the canyon from Bear Lake to Logan but our car was acting weird and I was nervous we wouldn't make it there.
Thankfully we did, and we made it to see the temple which they were doing a lot of work on. I couldn't believe how long it had been since we'd visited Logan. I think the last time we were here was 2005.
Then we took the kids to the Bluebird restaurant and let them get whatever they wanted at the fountain counter. It was a nice stop and I loved my lime freeze. Will and Sebi each had something called a Double Devil and Rob had this perverse concoction called The Teddy Bear.
My parents came here for some meal on their wedding day since they were married in the Logan Temple. We all got penny candy too.
Then we drove back to the Logan cemetery and looked up our friend Geri's grave. We hadn't been back to see it in seven years either. Just for future reference, they've misspelled both her first and last name in the directory: Jerilyn Hendersoon. (how do you misspell someone's name when it's right there on the headstone?!)
And then we stopped by to visit Mimi's grave in Ogden, too. Joss was pretty confused about where his grandmother was and why we were running around the grass with stones in it, but he'll figure it out eventually. As he was going to bed that night, Sebastian talked about each of the stops and how much he enjoyed them, but said "but I wish we could have just come home." I guess we've raised a car full of hardcore car trippers. It was a very fun weekend.