We always went on the north side of the lake. I remember my mom bringing snacks and juice squeeze. I love juice squeeze. It is a carbonated fruit drink. I found some at Costco recently. Anyway, it would always get super hot at the lake and scald my throat as it went down, but it tasted so good... I couldn't help but drink it.
We stopped going after a while, because us kids grew up and my mom no longer had the desire to take us to the lake anymore. Plus, one time my brother and I were swimming in the lake and we swear that we saw a two headed fish! Ahh!
I had to break past my fears the weekend of July 17th, because Tamara's sister had a birthday party for her 4 children at the lake... on the north side. I did not physically get in the lake, but I finally got to ride a water trike and it was glorious... and a lot of work. Who knew?
The lake and mountain look great. I didn't see any remains of the bark beatle trees. The lake was looking pretty healthy as well. The one thing that hasn't changed is the massive amounts of lake weed! Everywhere!!
I always feel so lucky to have grown up on the mountain... but everytime I visit, I realize that there is no way I could ever live there again. Perhaps if I ever have my own children, I will rethink this.
Look how much fun we had out on the lake!