The Lake was, as always, splendid & breathtaking. There is nothing better than a sunrise or sunset on Lake Powell. Tranquility...
We were blessed to have our good friends, The Naccaratos accompany us this year. They are Lake Powell virgins so it was so much fun showing them all the traditions and craziness we've adopted over the last 15 years.
|Zac, Nick & Jake, on our way to drop off camping gear to our site|
Our fearless captain Wade & his sidekick Zac.
My lovely friend Dominique was so excited for her kids to have this experience. I think she neglected to realize that she would be having it with them. Day 1 hour 1 she asks me "Does it ever cool down? Are there always bugs? Is it always this hot? Will my tent stay hot all night?" Silly little virgin...
She adapted quickly though and was happy as a clam as long as we were on the water, or at the Marina.
|Kyle & Dominique|
|Whitney & Makaelee cruisin' on the nose|
|Lexi & Kaden having snuggle time|
We did all the traditional Lake Powell funness including:
|Whitney, Luke & Makaelee at sand hill|
|Luke getting some righteous air|
|Whitney, Zac & Makaelee rippin' it up|
stealing a nap on the Marina couches...
|everyone...drooling on the leather...except the rambunctious 5 year old|
Lounging lakeside on the Adirondack Marina chairs...
And some obligatory sightseeing, Navajo Canyon still being our favorite on the Wahweap side.
We were truly roughing it. This is all there was folks. 6 tents, a shade cover, a porta-potty, and a camfire. After the wind kicked up quite strongly on day 3 Wade vowed to never tent camp at Lake Powell again. We'll see if he follows through on that!
Goodbye once again to this beautiful place. It has watched us & our family grow up. Gone are the days of sandcastles and ice cream cones, to be replaced by Wakeboarding tricks and sneaking drinks out of the 'adult cooler'. (JK... we're not there quite yet)