This Erin's cell phone, attempting to recover from an accidental swim when Erin swamped the canoe ten minutes after we arrived at camp. I can't even believe that no one had a camera handy. She was somewhat of a celebrity, as we heard from fellow campers that "a girl swamped a canoe earlier today." The only injury was her cell phone... well, and her pride. Needless to say this will definitely be a topic of conversation for many years to come.
Mom and Becky in the "kitchen"
The girls in the "dining room"
Micah and Ryan at their table
Samantha and Natalie enjoying the campfire
Watching movies in the camper
Makin' dough doggies
A gorgeous night for sending up lanterns into the sky
Micah and Ryan getting ready for a boat ride with Papa
Samantha and Natalie get a turn
Callie and Ashleigh fishing with Chris and Ben
Ben the mighty fisherman
Chris with his big catch
They kept us well supplied with fish
Games, games, games...
One of our favorite reasons for loving McCarthy Beach is the little gas station that has hard ice cream cones. We made the half-mile hike a daily ritual.
Cousins hangin' out
Samantha and Natalie
Ryan and Micah with their favorite activity--TRAINS!
Tyler and Natalie
Erin and Tyler
Ready to go swimmin'
It's a yearly tradition to build a sand castle on the beach. When they started this year's masterpiece, we overheard words such as vision, essential, critical, level.... Yes, our sandcastle building is serious business!
The girls were in charge of building the moat around the castle.
The finished product--looks like a northwoods bear sphinx pyramid
Ashleigh's art as we were packing up camp...
Goodbye McCarthy Beach State Park
See you next year!