Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Random Pic to Blog About

Since my Labor Day 2007 uploaded pictures don't have titles, and I had nothing to blog about of note, I picked a random picture from the file and here it is. This was dawn of Saturday. I woke up early (as usual) to go on a bike ride and the morning was so beautiful and the greatest thing about it was that H was outside sitting on the bench, just chillin', waiting for someone else to wake up (sound familiar - like me, when I was little?). So this is the beautiful view from the cabins' front door. You are looking out at Bear Lake, which just 10 years ago used to come up to the concrete water barrier/walls you see 15 feet in front of me(the frame of the picture). I wish they would let the water flow more (I guess they do have control over this) so that we can chill, nap, be at our cabins' front door while the kids splash around the water, float around on an inner tube, or swim out to the boat dock (shown here in the "boat launch"), all things we did as kids. Oh and skip rocks! The sand is great (which you get when we walk out to the "beach") but my kids are getting the beach confused with the real beach of my youth. And the pollution of the trucks and four-wheelers and increased boat and water-gear traffic was definitely grossing me out on this visit. It's interesting that I never thought my home town would change, that the land from L.A. to Mexico along the coast would ever be populated so fully and completely, and that places like Bear Lake would remain secret, safe, and quiet hideaways. Oh well.

5 comments:

MarySue said...

This is beautiful and I love thinking of H enjoying the pretty, peaceful morning with you. I'm glad you and family have such a sweet hide-away to enjoy and rejuvenate at.

Megan said...

Yes the fun days of Bear Lake and the great memories of the Bear Lake of old. I remember them well. Thanks for the fond remembrance!

Rachel said...

I haven't been in 4 years and it makes me REALLY sad. I love the thought of H sitting out there, watching the world. What a babe!

Liz said...

Bear Lake is, and always will be, one of my favorite places. Mornings there are so pretty - although I'm not ever up to see the sunrise unless a child has dragged me from my slumber, unwillingly, of course!

Brittany and Derek said...

That is a pretty picture! What I remember about bear lake was grandma giving me money to go up to the store and buy candy- then I stayed up with the flint girls eating so much candy that we were all sick from it! I had no idea that they could control the water level- I am with you on letting it rise a bit!