Last week I was on vacation with my family in Northern Idaho for the week of the 4th. While the logistics of vacationing with small kids isn't Sunshine and Rainbows, we really had a great time playing on the white sandy beaches and in the gorgeous clear water of Priest Lake while we caught up with family we only get to see once or twice a year.
My parents brought us up here almost every weekend during the summer when we were growing up, and there was nothing more fun than playing all day with our cousins, whether in the water, on jet skis, or riding our bikes, then snarfing down copious amounts of s'mores before playing hide and seek in the dark and passing out in each other's tents, or, when we got older, on the beach under the stars.
Captain and I always hoped our would kids have the same fun and free experience with their cousins, but since we're all spread out now, it only happens occasionally.
For now, we feel blessed to have such an amazing piece of nature to share with our kids and hope that, someday, they'll appreciate that experiencing a place like this is truly something that very few get a chance to do.