Monday, August 11, 2008

Bear Lake

This weekend we went to Bear Lake for the first time since our honeymoon. On the way we stopped and spent the night with Brian's grandparents in Logan. It really felt like it was 3 years ago because we got married in Logan and then went up to Bear Lake on the Idaho border during raspberry days, which was going on this weekend too. We hung out with my parents up there and were sure to have a couple of raspberry shakes.
The first day we went to the beach Eli wouldn't take his shoes off for fear of getting his feet dirty and made us hold him the whole time. The second day he knew what was going on and ended up walking and crawling around in the water and getting messy in the sand. Brian loved lounging around the water in an inner tube. Because it is a small Utah/Idaho town, hotel rates are pretty good, although, we were there at the most expensive time of year. We found a perfect little cabin for only $75/night and they probably had space for us with only a few days notice because their website was down.
Sitting on the sandy beach of the lake I realized that this was the perfect vacation spot for us and that many of Eli's memories would come from here. The water is pretty warm, not salty, and the waves are small, so Eli won't get knocked over. You know how most of the time when you get home from a trip (even with tons of laundry staring you in the face) it's a relief? Everything went so well we didn't even feel that way. Eli slept well the two nights and was really patient in the car (chocolate-covered raisins and lots of toys helped). Brian's already wanting to plan another trip before the end of the summer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had fun at Bear Lake. That's funny that Eli wanted you to hold him on the beach so he wouldn't get dirty...what a cutie.

--Kim

Grandma Corrales said...

Grandpa and I are so pleased that the Corrales family tradition of Bear Lake will continue with your family! We're very jealous that we could not be there to see little Eli experience the sand and the water for the first time...